The Libra Foundation

2012 Spring General Grants (H-Z)

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$60,000  Chicago, IL
To support Heartland Alliance’s From Poverty to Opportunity Campaign—a grassroots human rights initiative that seeks to develop the political will and substantive policies necessary to make freedom from poverty in Illinois a reality—and the creation of a brief outlining lessons learned through this campaign.

Human Rights First
$25,000  New  York, NY
To support the Law & Security Program which promotes rights-respecting national security policies through a combination of insider advocacy, coalition-building, research, and education.

International Development Exchange
$35,000  San Francisco, CA
For support of the organization’s rights-based grantmaking and efforts to stimulate innovation in grassroots funding and partnership.

International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
$50,000  New York, NY
For general operating support to expand advocacy initiatives that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

$20,000  Chapel Hill, NC
To support global advocacy initiatives around progressive abortion policies.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
$40,000  Medford, MA
For general operating support to end the devastation caused by the war on drugs and for internal capacity building.

Let's Breakthrough
$35,000  New York, NY
For general operating support to use new and creative technology and mainstream communications to produce and disseminate engaging media that will reach diverse audiences and mobilize popular support around racial justice, fair immigration policy and human rights in the U.S.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies(MAPS)
$40,000  Santa Cruz, CA
For support of a pilot study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD.

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$40,000  Chicago, IL
To support the Detention, Democracy and Due Process (D3P) Project which seeks to ensure that the U.S government
respects international human rights laws and standards for vulnerable populations of detained immigrants.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
$75,000  Chicago, IL
To expand grassroots organizing efforts to improve access to reproductive health care and for capacity building activities in preparation for new services under health care reform.

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU
$60,000  Chicago, IL
To support the Reproductive Rights Project’s use of litigation, public education, and policy advocacy to protect and advance reproductive rights for women in Illinois, the Midwest, and nationwide.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
$40,000  Chicago, IL
For continued support of the Women's Law and Policy Project which creates and advocates for public policies that advance economic justice and personal security for women and girls, particularly those living in poverty in Illinois.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
$20,000  Chicago, IL
For general operating support to advance human rights education and advocacy within marginalized communities and support equitable policies at the state level.

U.S. Human Rights Fund
$100,000  New York, NY
For continued support of The Fund’s broad based efforts to promote the understanding and use of human rights by social justice organizations.

U.S. International Council on Disabilities
$40,000   Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to advance treaty ratification in the US and promote the integration of human rights and disability rights communities and agendas.


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