The Libra Foundation

2013 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.

Human Rights First
$45,000 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 as well as capacity building support for organizational growth and evaluation of their five year strategic plan.

International Development Exchange
$45,000 San Francisco, CA
For support of the organization’s rights-based grantmaking and efforts to stimulate innovation in grassroots funding and partnerships.

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
$50,000 Medford, MA
For general operating support to further the activity of their speakers bureau and end the devastation caused by the war on drugs.

Let's Breakthrough
$45,000 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 study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of veterans and firefighters with chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$80,000 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 in addition to their work on comprehensive immigration reform.

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
$75,000 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.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
$25,000 Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to expand the international youth movement to end the war on drugs.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
$35,000 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. 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.

Women's Learning Partnership
$25,000 Bethesda, MD
For general operating support to provide training, capacity building, advocacy and curriculum development that advances women’s rights worldwide.

Women's Link Worldwide
$50,000 Madrid, Spain
For general operating support of the organization’s efforts to advance women’s sexual and reproductive rights, to combat gender violence and discrimination and to promote gender equality through the development and strategic implementation of international human rights law.

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