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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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02.15.2017

New Poll Shows Support for Keeping Youth out of Prison

Across the country, there are widespread preferences for more prevention and rehabilitation rather than punishment and incarceration.… Full Story

01.17.2017

Reducing Crime and Incarceration

Experts find that the latest crime and prison numbers show positive trends and bolster the case for enhanced criminal justice reform.… Full Story

01.13.2017

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors Approved $3.7 million in grants to nine 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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