Public Welfare Foundation aims to catalyze a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just. They fund justice reform efforts that transform the lives of those harmed, hold people accountable, heal communities, and foster racial equity without relying on mass incarceration.
Public Welfare Foundation awards grants to nonprofits that honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change.
The Public Welfare Foundation awards grants in the following focus areas:
The Foundation does not typically fund direct service work (ex. individual support services, case management). However, the Foundation will consider initiatives that aim to further a demonstration project to make the case for non-carceral alternatives and transformative approaches to justice reform.