The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.
We look for carefully defined points where our funds can make a difference in bringing about systemic changes that can improve the lives of countless people.
Special Initiative: Civil Legal Aid
An initiative to help more low-income people get legal help to overcome pressing civil issues such as unlawful evictions, family disputes, and access to health services.
Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid
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Facts and Figures: Illness and Injury Among Low Wage Workers
Honoring Fallen Workers, Making Workplaces Safer
A new report by National COSH, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee, highlights worker fatalities and the need for more effective workplace safety measures.
Who is Being Held in New Jersey’s Jails?
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New report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee shows that 40 percent of the state’s jails are filled with people who simply cannot afford to pay even small amounts of bail.