Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants
The Board of Directors of the Public Welfare Foundation approved more than $5.1 million in new grants, including $2 million for the Workers’ Rights Program, $1.9 million for the Criminal Justice Program, and $1.2 million for the Youth Justice Program.
Here are the organizations and projects that will receive grants.
Criminal Justice Program
Council of State Governments Justice Center – New York, NY – ($300,000 – 2 years)
Pretrial Justice Institute – Washington, DC – ($860,000 – 2 years)
The Sentencing Project – Washington, DC – ($350,000 – 2 years)
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities – Chicago, IL – ($400,000 – 1 year)
Support to provide technical assistance and establish pilot programs to divert pretrial defendants from jail to Medicaid-funded, community-based behavioral health treatment.
Youth Justice Program
Community Connections for Youth – Bronx, NY – ($325,000 – 2 years)
Support for technical assistance to build community capacity for alternatives to incarceration for youth and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice systems.
YouthFirst! – Washington, DC – ($895,000 – 2 years)
Support for a national initiative to end youth incarceration and redirect resources to community programs.
Workers’ Rights Program
Center for Public Integrity – Washington, DC – ($300,000 – 2 years)
Support for a workers’ rights reporting beat at a nonprofit dedicated to producing original investigative journalism that holds policymakers accountable to the public.
Raise the Floor Alliance – Chicago, IL – ($700,000 – 2 years)
Public Justice Center – Baltimore, MD – ($600,000 – 2 years)
Support for the Workplace Justice Project.
United Workers Association – Baltimore, MD – ($400,000 – 2 years)
General support and project support for a workers’ rights coalition.
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