Supporting Civil Legal Aid

With many low-income people facing the prospect of losing their homes to foreclosure or losing a child custody fight, the need for legal help far exceeds the capacity of existing federal, state and locally funded programs to provide it. The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers asked Public Welfare Foundation president Mary McClymont to discuss the problems and talk about some of the ways that private philanthropy can help fill the gap.

See the interview here.


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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