The San Francisco-based has announced grants totaling more than $1 million to nineteen organizations working to improve labor and health conditions for immigrant workers, advocate for criminal justice reform, and advance civil rights in California.
The grants awarded in support of immigrant workers' rights include $55,000 to for an initiative designed to engage Los Angeles consumers and retailers in efforts to enhance the health and safety of farm workers; $40,000 to the , which works to empower domestic workers; and $63,000 to for policy advocacy and litigation on behalf of farm workers. In addition, the foundation awarded $50,000 to the San Francisco-based in support of its effort to expand legal services for low-income gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual farm workers in rural California communities.
Grants approved in the area of criminal justice reform include $100,000 to the in Sacramento to provide in-depth policy analysis of California's corrections spending, and $35,000 to in San Francisco to elevate public discourse in the state with respect to criminal justice issues through , an online news site. In addition, the foundation awarded $100,000 to the in support of the organization's work to remedy the disproportionate arrest and incarceration rates of minority youth and adults for drug possession.
In the civil rights area, the foundation approved a grant of $50,000 to the to provide legal support for San Diego nonprofit organizations and communities of color working to expand civic participation, and $30,000 to in San Francisco in support of , a statewide network of grassroots Asian/Pacific Islander groups.
For a complete , visit the Rosenberg Foundation Web site.