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  • Washington, DC // 2020

    School Justice Project

    Support for policy advocacy efforts to promote decarceration, increase community-based alternatives to incarceration, and improve conditions of confinement for DC’s incarcerated young adults.
    Awarded
    $100,000
    Term
    12 months
    Program
    Justice Reform
  • The Voices Leading Us into a New Year

    December 18, 2020

    It is hard to adequately summarize 2020. It has been an incredibly difficult year, but not one without hope.…

  • Give Local: The Importance of Supporting Community-Rooted Organizations

    November 10, 2020

    We all know how important the year-end giving sprint is to our nonprofit partners. And, this year – with…

  • Jackson, MS // 2020

    Highlander Research and Education Center

    Support for the People's Advocacy Institute.
    Awarded
    $200,000
    Term
    12 months
    Program
    Special Opportunities
  • Realizing a New Vision of Justice. It’s not a Moonshot.

    June 9, 2020

    On the heels of an unprecedented spring, we now find ourselves at a precipice, experiencing a cultural awakening.More and…

  • New Orleans, LA // 2020

    Foundation for Louisiana

    Support for COVID-19 response efforts.
    Awarded
    $85,000
    Term
    12 months
    Program
    Youth Justice
  • Just Mercy: Elevating the Role of Legal Defense in Criminal Justice Reform

    December 19, 2019

    In a moment largely focused on the importance of prosecutors in reforming our nation’s justice system, the upcoming release…

  • Public Welfare Cohort Attends NationSwell NYC Summit

    December 5, 2019

    Earlier this year, Public Welfare launched its inaugural NationSwell Council cohort of 11 reformers who are working tirelessly to…

  • Lessons in Place, Grantmaking & the City Within Our Nation’s Capital

    October 29, 2019

    This past January, Public Welfare Foundation announced that we would begin our new approach to transformative justice right here…

  • Washington, DC // 2019

    School Justice Project

    Support to ensure older, court-involved youth with education-related disabilities receive quality education, both during incarceration and throughout reentry.
    Awarded
    $100,000
    Term
    12 months
    Program
    Special Opportunities
  • Lansdowne, VA // 2019

    Prison Fellowship Ministries

    Support to advance justice reform through research, strategic communications, and advocacy.
    Awarded
    $350,000
    Term
    24 months
    Program
    Criminal Justice
  • Demand More: PWF Launches New Video Series Highlighting Community Reinvestment

    September 9, 2019

    “We can’t arrest our way out of this situation… It has not worked.” – Justin Cooper, Colorado Criminal Justice…

  • I Want Rebellion

    August 20, 2019

    Last year Public Welfare Foundation commissioned artist Kaliq Crosby to create two murals inside of the True Reformer Building…

  • The Value of Life: Let’s Rally for More than Just the Privileged

    July 12, 2019

    Heavy in this week’s news cycles are reports of A$AP Rocky’s detention in Sweden. On July 2, the American…

  • Public Welfare Team Reflects on Recent Trip to Montgomery

    June 25, 2019

    This May, Public Welfare Foundation’s board and staff convened in Montgomery, Alabama for its Spring board meeting.The goal of…

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