Public Welfare Foundation Announces $3.9 Million in Grants

The Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, D.C., has announced nine grants totaling more than $3.9 million to social justice organizations around the country.

The foundation awarded more than $2.1 million through its Workers' Rights Program, including $350,000 over two years to the Minneapolis-based BlueGreen Alliance in support of the alliance's efforts to promote improvements in occupational safety and health; $400,000 over two years to the New York City-based National Economic and Social Rights Initiative in support of the organization’s efforts to provide leadership at the national level with respect to workers’ compensation reform; and $750,000 over three years to the National Employment Law Project in Washington, D.C., in support of strategic leadership initiatives and efforts to provide technical assistance to advocates on a range of legal and policy issues affecting low-wage workers.

In addition, through its Criminal Justice Program, the foundation awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant to the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys in Washington, D.C., in support of evidence-based prosecutorial innovations designed to prevent crime, ensure equal justice, and make communities safer; and a two-year, $600,000 award to the Pretrial Justice Institute in support of strategic leadership and capacity-building efforts in the pretrial reform field.

The foundation also awarded a $350,000 grant over two years to the Correctional Association of New York in support of the Juvenile Justice Project, which works to advance youth justice reform in New York City; and $320,000 over two years to the San Francisco-based Legal Services for Children to promote the fair and equitable treatment of non-citizen youth by juvenile justice systems.

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

"Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants." Public Welfare Foundation 01/10/2014.