Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors of the Public Welfare Foundation today approved $3.9 million in new grants, including more than $2 million in the Workers’ Rights Program, $1.1 million in the Criminal Justice Program, and $670,000 in the Youth Justice Program.

Here are the organizations and projects receiving funds.

Workers’ Rights Program

BlueGreen Alliance Foundation – Minneapolis, MN – ($350,000 – 2 years)
Support to promote improvements in occupational safety and health.

Center for Popular Democracy – Brooklyn, NY – ($250,000 – 1 year)
Support for the Equal Justice Initiative to provide technical assistance to state-based workers’ rights groups.

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative – New York, NY – ($400,000 – 2 years)
Support for workers’ rights groups as well as national coordination and leadership on workers’ compensation reform through the Work with Dignity Program.

National Employment Law Project – Washington, DC – ($750,000 – 3 years)
Support for strategic leadership and technical assistance to advocates on a broad range of legal and policy issues affecting low-wage workers.

Partnership for Working Families – Washington, DC – ($400,000 – 2 years)
Support for the national network of groups that unite workers and community advocates in high-impact campaigns for a more sustainable economy marked by high quality jobs.

Youth Justice Program

Correctional Association of New York – New York, NY – ($350,000 – 2 years)
Support for the Youth Justice Project to advance effective youth justice reform in New York.

Legal Services for Children – San Francisco, CA – ($320,000 – 2 years)
Support for work to promote the fair and equitable treatment of non-citizen youth by juvenile justice systems, together with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

Criminal Justice Program

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys – Washington, DC – ($500,000 – 2 years)
Support to advance evidence-based prosecutorial innovations that prevent crime, ensure equal justice, and make communities safer as well as to strengthen the leadership of prosecutors for criminal justice reform nationally.

Pretrial Justice Institute – Washington, DC – ($600,000 – 2 years)
Support to provide strategic leadership and capacity building for the pretrial reform field.


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 Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.

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