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05.04.2015

A Star Turn for Justice Reform

Famous singer-songwriter John Legend is speaking out on behalf of criminal and juvenile justice reform and appearing with Public Welfare Foundation grantees.… Full Story

04.24.2015

Youth First! Tackles Juvenile Justice Reform

A new video explains this new initiative and its focus on reducing youth incarceration. View video here.… Full Story

04.22.2015

Smart Pretrial Reform in Delaware

With sensible approaches and support from communities, Public Welfare Foundation grantee Delaware Center for Justice takes a lead role in pretrial detention reform in that state. … 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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