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04.17.2015

Seema Gajwani Leaves Public Welfare Foundation

She will join the Office of the Attorney General for Washington, DC.… Full Story

03.23.2015

Helping Youth Succeed in the Community

A new photo series shows how the Achievement Center run by DC’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services aims to make a difference in the lives of some young people.… Full Story

03.09.2015

Effective Wage Theft Enforcement

Public Welfare Foundation grantees are in the forefront of efforts to beef up enforcement against employers who fail to pay proper wages.… Full Story

About Us

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. Read More

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Special Initiative:

Civil Legal Aid

A targeted cluster of grants is awarded through the Foundation’s Special Initiative to strengthen core elements of the national legal aid infrastructure, including innovations for better and more effective service delivery. Grants awarded through this initiative are by invitation only.

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Rental Space

The True Reformer Building, a civic and cultural landmark located in Washington, DC's historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood offers two unique meeting/event spaces for use by community organizations and the public. Learn more

Apply for a Grant

The Public Welfare Foundation has a two-step application process that includes both a letter of inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. We invite full proposals after reviewing letters of inquiry. Learn more

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