Public Welfare Foundation Awards $5.7 Million in Grants

The Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C., has announced twenty grants totaling more than $5.7 million to social justice organizations around the country.

Awarded through the foundation's workers' rights and criminal and juvenile justice programs, the grants will be used to help organizations provide and expand their services. In addition, two companion projects received a total of $570,000 through the foundation's Special Opportunities Fund to enhance civil legal services for the poor.

Grants announced by the foundation included $250,000 over eighteen months to the Boston-based Crime and Justice Institute to boost its capacity to provide expert technical assistance and training to local criminal justice government agencies and help two California counties reform their pretrial services; $250,000 over two years to the Chicago-based Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, which works to protect youth against wrongful convictions in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems; $500,000 over two years to the American Rights at Work Education Fund in Washington, D.C., in support of its efforts to support the rights of workers to organize and bargain collectively; and $200,000 over two years to the MomsRising Education Fund in Bellevue, Washington, for general operating support.

For a complete list of grantees, visit the Public Welfare Foundation Web site.

"Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants." Public Welfare Foundation Press Release 02/17/2012.