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Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors of the Public Welfare Foundation today approved nearly $2.4 million in grants, including more than $1.7 million in the Youth Justice Program, $320,000 in the Criminal Justice Program, and $300,000 in the Workers’ Rights Program.

Here are the organizations and projects receiving support.

Criminal Justice Program

Prison Fellowship – Lansdowne, VA – ($320,000 – 2 years)

Support to mobilize grassroots prison ministry volunteers to advance sentencing reform in target states.

 

Youth Justice Program

Community Connections for Youth – Bronx, NY – ($325,000 – 2 years)

Support to provide technical assistance and training to build community capacity for alternatives to youth incarceration and to reduce racial disparities in juvenile justice systems. 

Human Rights Watch – New York, NY – ($250,000 – 2 years)

Support for research and advocacy to reduce the number of youth tried as adults and reduce youth incarceration in California.

Innovation Network, Inc. – Washington, DC – ($285,000 – 3 years)

Support for an independent evaluation of the Youth First Initiative.

Youth First – Washington, DC – ($900,000 – 2 years)

Support for a national initiative to end youth incarceration and redirect resources toward community programs. 

 

Workers’ Rights Program

Center for Public Integrity – Washington, DC – ($300,000 – 2 years)

Support for a workers’ rights reporting beat.

 

ABOUT THE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. These efforts honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. For more information, visit www.publicwelfare.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.

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