The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance 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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Fairer Sentences for Youth
A Public Welfare Foundation grantee’s annual meeting focuses on eliminating extreme prison terms for youth.
Too Many Federal Prisoners
A new report supported by the Public Welfare Foundation examines ways to decrease the federal prison population -- changing lives and cutting costs.
James Bell of the Burns Institute on racial disparities
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In a video interview, Bell talks about tackling racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.