The Libra Foundation

2015 Spring General Grants (H-Z)

Immigrant Defense Project
$50,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to protect the human rights of immigrants who have had contact with the criminal justice system at each stage of their interaction with local, state and the federal government and to transform how the United States treats these immigrants to take into account their full dignity and rights.

International Development Exchange
$100,000 (second installment of a 2 year grant) 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.

$45,000 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
$100,000 a year for 3 years 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 a year for 2 years Santa Cruz, CA
For program support to complete their FDA-approved Phase 2 and enter Phase 3 of their clinical study investigating the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in 24 veterans, police, and firefighters with work related, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$150,000 a year for 2 years and a $10,000 one-time Capacity Building 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
$100,000 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
$60,000 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
$500,000 Chicago, IL
For continued programmatic support to defend against increasing attacks on reproductive rights and additional support for the institutional reform project.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
$60,000 a year for 2 years 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
$50,000 Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to expand the international youth movement to end the war on drugs. 

Unite for Gender and Reproductive Equity
$50,000 Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to significantly grow their investments, presence and impact in seven priority states: CA, TX, OH, KS, GA, AL, and FL.  URGE will work to mobilize young people to build a base of activists; engage young people in advocacy at the local, state and national levels; frame dialogues and influence policy and/or culture change work around reproductive and sexual health issues; and build infrastructure and political power on the state level that can be activated for advocacy.

$50,000 Berkeley, CA
For program support for their Reproductive Rights Program, which runs timely grassroots actions and media campaigns to advance reproductive rights through public support, creates and disseminates educational materials about current policies affecting women and tests innovative organizing strategies to build a stronger infrastructure for grassroots power.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
$40,000 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.

Women’s Link Worldwide
$60,000 a year for 2 years 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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