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Our Mission

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

The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform.


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.

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Latest News

White House Honors Two Foundation Grantees
Saru Jayaraman and Christine Owens are among nine people being recognized this week for their efforts to increase wages across the country.

Bosses and Workers
The relationship between employers and employees has become more distant as outsourcing, subcontracting, franchising and other work arrangements have increased.

Safe Havens for Youth
Another study shows that youth who get caught in the juvenile justice system are better off in community alternative placements rather than being locked up.

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