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

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01.10.2018

Women in Prison

A new report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee examines why the numbers of female and male prisoners are on different trajectories. … Full Story

01.10.2018

Progress in Closing Youth Prisons

A national campaign to shut down youth prisons gained significant traction in the last year, with support from the Youth First Initiative, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee. … Full Story

01.05.2018

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors approved more than $5.2 million in grants to 12 organizations across the country.… Full Story

About Us

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

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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