The Board of Directors of Public Welfare Foundation approved over $2 million in grants to four organizations, including $1.3 million as part of the Workers’ Rights Program portfolio transition and $1 million for Special Opportunities.
Here are the organizations that are receiving grants:
Workers’ Rights Program
National Employment Law Project – Washington, DC – ($700,000– 2 years)
Support to advance and protect workers’ rights through direct workplace and economic research, policy analysis, education, technical support, and technical assistance for state and local advocacy.
Interfaith Worker Justice – Chicago, IL – ($400,000– 2 years)
Support to advance reforms against wage theft, strengthen network of worker centers and advocates, and engage faith communities in the fight for workplace health and safety.
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy – Los Angeles, CA – ($250,000– 2 years)
Support for the Clean and Safe Ports campaign, a coordinated campaign to enforce policies preventing the misclassification of truckers operating at the ports.
Vera Institute of Justice – New York, NY – ($1,000,000– 1 year)
Support for Restoring Promise, an initiative of Vera Institute of Justice that partners with prisons and jails across the country to transform living and working conditions inside facilities.