The Board of Directors of Public Welfare Foundation approved over $5.1 million in grants to eight organizations, including $2.8 million as part of the Workers’ Rights Program portfolio transition, $900,000 for the Criminal Justice Program, and $800,000 for the Youth Justice Program.
Here are the organizations that are receiving grants:
Workers’ Rights Program
Raise the Floor Alliance – Chicago, IL – ($1,050,000– 2 years)
Support for policy advocacy at the state and local level for low-wage workers in Illinois.
Public Justice Center – Baltimore, MD – ($900,000 – 2 years) and United Workers Association – Baltimore, MD – ($600,000 – 2 years)
Support for state advocacy in Maryland, including Public Justice Center’s Workplace Justice Project, and a workers’ rights coalition co-led by the United Workers Association and Public Justice Center.
Working Partnerships USA – San Jose, CA – ($900,000– 2 years)
Support for a state advocacy coalition for low-wage workers’ rights in California.
Criminal Justice Program
Safe & Just Michigan – Lansing, MI – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support to advance policies to reduce Michigan’s over-use of incarceration and promote community safety and healing.
American Friends Service Committee – Philadelphia, PA – ($500,000– 2 years)
Support for a statewide sentencing reform campaign in Arizona and community-based reinvestment initiatives.
Youth Justice Program
New Venture Fund – Washington, DC – ($400,000– 1 year)
Support for the Youth First State Advocacy Fund, state-based advocacy campaigns focused on redirecting resources from youth prisons to community-based approaches.
Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs – Calabasas, CA – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support for RISE for Youth to transform juvenile justice in Virginia and promote a community-based alternative to incarceration.