The Libra Foundation

2017 Spring General Grants (A-H)

ACLU Foundation
$675,000 for the second year (second installment of a two year grant), New York, NY
To support the organization’s Human Rights Program, Reproductive Rights Program, and Criminal Justice Reform Project, which uses human rights to address social justice issues, including racial justice, hyper-criminalization, over-incarceration, and government accountability.

ACLU of Northern California
$466,667 (second installment of a two year grant), San Francisco, CA
For support of the Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Project, which seeks to protect reforms made possible by the passages of Proposition 47, organizes a ballot initiative campaign to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in California and protects the rights of currently and formerly incarcerated people while holding police, sheriffs and prosecutors accountable to the communities they serve.

Border Network for Human Rights
$100,000 General Operating, $27,000 Capacity Building, El Paso, TX
For general operating support to carry out the Border Enforcement Accountability and Community Engagement strategy and to work to reform the current U.S. border strategy to one that reflects American values of community security, accountability, economic development and human rights. An additional capacity building grant is in support fundraising and organizational development.

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
$100,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Washington, DC
For general operating support to serve as the national hub for the movement to end extreme prison sentences for children in the United States, with a focus on ending juvenile life without parole.

Center for Constitutional Rights
$250,000 per year for two years, New York, NY
For general operating support to advance and support the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Center for Reproductive Rights
$250,000 per year for two years, New York, NY
To support the organization’s U.S. Legal Program in its efforts to use litigation, legislative and executive branch advocacy, field development and targeted communications to increase access to abortion and quality reproductive health care services.

Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund
$200,000, Berkeley, CA
For general operating support to ensure incubated groups were unburdened and unaffected by the organizations programmatic restructuring.

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
$100,000 per year for two years, New York, NY
For programmatic support to build U.S. lawyers, policy makers and advocates’ capacity to incorporate human rights into domestic social justice advocacy efforts and encourage human rights accountability at every level of government.

Dream Corps
$100,000, Oakland, CA
For program support to #Cut50 for the development of an Empathy Networks and the Day of Empathy, which aims to reduce the United States’ incarcerated population by 50% over the next 10 years by elevating proven solutions, bringing together diverse grassroots and grasstops partners, and communicating a powerful new narrative to help the movement against mass incarceration.

Drug Policy Alliance
$250,000 per year for two years, $5,000 conference sponsorship, New York, NY
For programmatic support to advance the national criminal justice reform agenda to diminish the role of criminalization in drug policy and build in its place an approach grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights. An additional $5,000 grant is in support of the Reform Conference.

Fund For Global Human Rights
$150,000 per year for two years, Washington, DC
For general operating support for on-the-ground activists to enhance efforts to promote societies based on justice and equality.

Global Fund for Women
$100,000 (second of a two year grant), San Francisco, CA
For general operating support to sustain and expand investments in emerging women-led social change initiatives and strengthen the capacity of women's rights groups to achieve lasting social change.

Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund
$75,000, Berkeley, CA
For general operating support to strengthen, amplify, and unify climate justice solutions globally, especially those led by grassroots groups including women, indigenous peoples, and youth in vulnerable locations.

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
$100,000 per year for two years, Philadelphia, PA
For general operating support to deepen the feminist and gender justice framework in member organizations and within the broader climate movement; strengthen the climate justice movement in the U.S. and globally with an intersectional approach on race, gender and class; and continue building alliances with global movements.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$60,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Chicago, IL
For programmatic support for human rights advocacy efforts to reduce poverty levels across Illinois. Through advocacy, public policy reform, and work in coalition, Heartland will advance tangible policy change that will help move individuals out of extreme poverty.

Human Rights First
$200,000 per year for two years, New York, NY
For support of the Refugee Protection Program to limit efforts to ban or greatly reduce refugee resettlement and restrict access to asylum or deter asylum seekers, as well as the National Security Program to promote human rights-respecting national security policies through a combination of insider advocacy, coalition-building, research, and education.