Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants
The Board of Trustees of the Public Welfare Foundation today approved $3.7 million in grants, including nearly $2.7 million in the Workers’ Rights Program and more than $1 million in the Criminal Justice Program.
Here are the organizations and projects that will be funded.
Criminal Justice Program
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition – Denver, CO – ($400,000 — 2 years)
Texas Public Policy Foundation – Austin, TX – ($300,000 – 2 years)
Support to advance state sentencing reform in coordination with state-based campaigns through the Right on Crime initiative.
Urban Institute – Washington, DC – ($350,000 – 2 years)
Support to promote community-oriented investment initiatives targeted to assist people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
Workers’ Rights Program
Center for Popular Democracy – Brooklyn, NY – ($350,000 – 2 years)
Support to provide technical assistance and serve as a campaign hub for state workers’ rights coalitions.
Interfaith Worker Justice – Chicago, IL – ($400,000 – 2 years)
Make the Road NY – New York, NY – ($600,000 – 2 years)
Support to launch a statewide, multi-issue low-wage workers’ coalition.
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health – Longmeadow, MA – ($300,000 – 2 years)
National Employment Law Project – Washington, DC – ($700,000 – 2 years)
Rights and Democracy Education Fund – Burlington, VT – ($300,000 – 2 years)
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