Our world has changed dramatically over the course of the last few weeks. Like you, Public Welfare Foundation is adapting to these changing times.
In mid-March, our team transitioned to a remote work environment with the goal of continuing to provide seamless support for our partners. We also closed our physical offices at The True Reformer Building in Washington D.C. until it is safe to reopen. We do not anticipate any disruptions to Foundation operations at this time.
While we have needed to make some changes to our methods, our mission remains the same: to support the advancement of a new transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.
As an institution, we are working hard to support our existing partners with flexibility and resources as they navigate the new realities of this moment. We are also re-allocating a portion of our funds to join with other foundations to support COVID-19 response efforts. Where possible, we are centering our support on justice-impacted populations, including those who have been incarcerated and now face the reality of returning to communities in the middle of this health crisis.
We are aware that there are also countless organizations outside of our grantee network working tirelessly to provide for those who are most in need right now. We are deeply grateful for this work but are unable to accept any new funding requests at this time.
These are truly unprecedented days. It is in these moments that the work of our partners and so many others shine the brightest. We are both honored and humbled to invest in so many heroes. Thank you for your tireless work supporting some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations in a most extraordinary season.