The Libra Foundation

2011 Fall General Grants (J-Z)

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
$40,000 Chicago, IL
For support of continued work to build coalitions, conduct trainings, and facilitate advocacy campaigns that utilize the human rights framework and methodology to advance social justice.

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
$50,000 New York, NY
For continued general operating support of the organization’s work to develop strategies, models and structures for grassroots activists and organizations working to affect positive social change using international human rights standards.

The Opportunity Agenda
$75,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to advance human rights by supporting reproductive justice leaders as they work to develop and coordinate training on a shared communications strategy; providing tools, training, and support to advocates who seek to protect the due process rights of immigrants; and delivering on-going communications support to the U.S. human rights field through tools, training, and ongoing guidance.

Pacific Forest Trust
$20,000 San Francisco, CA
For continued support of the Working Forests, Winning Climate project which uses regulatory frameworks and market-based incentives to promote forests as a viable part of reducing carbon and sustaining livelihoods.

Rocky Mountain Institute
$30,000 Snowmass, CO
To support the launch of the Reinventing Fire initiative, including outreach and engagement to educate and inspire business leaders to transition their industries and lead the U.S. economy away from dependence on fossil fuels.

United to End Genocide
$20,000 Washington, DC
To support the Genocide Prevention Campaign, a grassroots mobilization campaign to implement the recommendations made by the national Genocide Prevention Task Force, which will help the U.S. achieve a new level of leadership to prevent and stop genocide and mass atrocities.

Urban Justice Center
$25,000 New York, NY
To support the Human Rights Project, whichs works to improve the lives of people living in poverty -- particularly women, people of color, and immigrants -- by monitoring and advocating for government compliance with universal human rights standards, especially the human rights to employment, housing, health, food, education and other economic and social rights.

$50,000 Brooklyn, NY
For general support to advance WITNESS’ revised strategic agenda, focusing on networked campaign partnerships, individual campaign partnerships; the Tools & Tactics Initiativey; and the "Cameras Everywhere" Leadership Initiative.

World Resources Institute
$20,000 Washington, DC
For support of The Access Initiative’s project to empower vulnerable communities in Latin America. This project will seek to advance common sense solutions to climate issues in select Latin American countries to build a framework for environmental justice throughout the region.

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