The Libra Foundation

2014 Spring General Grants (H-Z)

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$120,000 (over 2 years) 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
$60,000 New York, NY
For support of their Law and Security program to promote rights-respecting national security policies through a combination of insider advocacy, coalition-building, research, and education. Additional first-time support of the Pillars Project to provide greater opportunities for victims to seek and obtain remedies for human rights violations and improve U.S. understanding of and compliance with its international human rights and humanitarian law obligations.

International Development Exchange
$200,000 (over 2 years) 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.

$42,000 Chapel Hill, NC
To support global advocacy initiatives around progressive abortion policies.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
$60,000 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
$80,000 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 women’s and human rights in the U.S.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies(MAPS)
$200,000 Santa Cruz, CA
For program support to complete their FDA-approved Phase 2 clinical study investigating the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in 24 veterans, police, and firefighters with work related, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSDT).

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$100,000 Chicago, IL
For programmatic support to advance the human rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers through impact litigation, advocacy and by leveraging the Inter-American Commission to force the U.S. to uphold international human rights standards.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
$125,000 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.

Physicians for Human Rights
$45,000 New York, NY
For programmatic support to restore U.S. values to national security policies; end the use of torture; assist asylum seekers; and uphold medical ethics.

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU
$200,000 Chicago, IL
For programmatic support to defend against increasing attacks on reproductive rights and additional support to significantly grow their capacity to respond to the increasing threat of religious refusals on basic human rights.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
$60,000 Chicago, IL
For programmatic support of the Women’s Law and Policy Project and the Community Justice Project to advocate for laws and policies that affect low income women and girls and increase access to various services and supports for people with criminal records.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
$40,000 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
$42,000 Chicago, IL
For general operating support to host town hall meetings with residents, businesses, churches, community based organizations, and local legislators to discuss changes to tax credits for hiring ex-offenders and for capacity building support to advance their strategic planning process, which will determine the vision and direction of the organization for the next ten years.

U.S. International Council on Disabilities
$40,000 Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to advance treaty ratification in the U.S. 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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