Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants
The Board of Directors of the Public Welfare Foundation approved over $3 million in grants to seven organizations, including more than $1.3 million for the Criminal Justice Program, $1.3 million for the Youth Justice Program, and $370,000 for the Workers’ Rights Program.
Here are the organizations that are receiving grants.
Criminal Justice Program
Alliance for Safety and Justice – Oakland, CA – ($750,000 – 1 year)
Support to develop and drive coordinated criminal justice advocacy campaigns in target states, with technical support and increased capacity to move smart public safety policy.
FAAM – Washington, DC – ($300,000 – 2 years)
Support for constituent-based advocacy to eliminate mandatory sentencing laws and promote individualized, proportionate, and fair sentencing policies nationally, and in target states.
Partnership for Safety and Justice – Portland, OR – ($300,000 – 2 years)
Support for advocacy to advance statewide criminal justice reforms that promote racial equity, reduce incarceration and criminalization, and better address the needs of crime survivors, people convicted of crime, and families of both.
Youth Justice Program
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice – Newark, NJ – ($600,000 – 2 years)
Support for a statewide campaign to close youth prisons and reinvest in communities.
Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency – Lansing, MI – ($415,000 – 2 years)
Support for a campaign to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to eighteen in Michigan.
Youth Radio – Oakland, CA – ($300,000 – 1.5 years)
Support to develop a National Youth Justice Desk.
Workers’ Rights Programs
Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program – Cambridge, MA – ($370,000 – 1 year)
Support for initiatives to reimagine labor and employment laws, improve labor standards enforcement, and document best practices for agency policymaking.
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