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04.28.2016

Occupational Hazards

Charlotte Brody of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation discusses efforts to replace dangerous workplace chemicals with safer alternatives.… Full Story

04.08.2016

Funders Must Step Up for Fairness in Civil Justice

Philanthropy should pay more attention to civil disputes that threaten basic liberty and push people further into poverty.… Full Story

03.14.2016

Getting Youth out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

In the past decade, the Campaign for Youth Justice and other Public Welfare Foundation grantees have secured significant policy changes in many states, resulting in fewer youth in adult courts and adult facilities. … Full Story

About Us

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. Read More

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Special Initiative:

Civil Legal Aid

A targeted cluster of grants is awarded through the Foundation’s Special Initiative to strengthen core elements of the national legal aid infrastructure, including innovations for better and more effective service delivery. Grants awarded through this initiative are by invitation only.

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Rental Space

The True Reformer Building, a civic and cultural landmark located in Washington, DC's historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood offers two unique meeting/event spaces for use by community organizations and the public. Learn more

Apply for a Grant

The Public Welfare Foundation has a two-step application process that includes both a letter of inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. We invite full proposals after reviewing letters of inquiry. Learn more

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