Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors of Public Welfare Foundation approved $2.1 million in grants, including $1.2 million for the Justice Reform program in target jurisdictions, $400K for the Legacy portfolio and $585K for the Special Opportunity portfolio.

Here are the five organizations that are receiving grants:


Justice Reform – Colorado

Second Chance Center – Aurora, CO – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support for holistic, client-centered services to help formerly incarcerated people transition to lives of success and fulfillment in Colorado.

Justice Reform – Michigan

Safe & Just Michigan – Lansing, MI – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support to advance policies to decrease prison population, increase public investment in services, and decrease collateral consequences of criminal convictions.


Justice Reform – District of Columbia

School Justice Project – Washington, DC – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support for special education legal services and advocacy for court-involved students with disabilities.


Justice Reform

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs – Calabasas, CA – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support for RISE for Youth to dismantle the current prison model, create and expand community alternatives to youth incarceration in Virginia.

Special Opportunity


ORS Impact – Seattle, WA – ($585,000– 1 year)
Support for implementation of the programmatic evaluation and learning of the Foundation’s work.