The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need.
We look for carefully defined points where our funds can make a difference in bringing about systemic changes that can improve the lives of countless people.
Special Initiative: Civil Legal Aid
An initiative to help more low-income people get legal help to overcome pressing civil issues such as unlawful evictions, family disputes, and access to health services.
Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid
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How the new healthcare law can improve the criminal justice system
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act can expand mental health and drug treatment services for people who are cycling in and out of prisons and jails.
Kids for Cash: The Movie
The documentary about corrupt Pennsylvania judges paid $2 million by a private juvenile detention facility operator and the devastating impact on youth opens in theaters across the country.
Walmart Joins Fair Food Program
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The nation’s largest retailer signs an agreement with a Public Welfare Foundation grantee that will improve wages and conditions for farmworkers.