The Libra Foundation

2011 Spring General Grants (A-G)

ACLU Foundation
$60,000 New York, NY
To support the organization’s Human Rights Program which uses human rights to advance the social justice issues of women’s rights, children’s rights, racial justice and government accountability.

Americans for Safe Access Foundation
$20,000 Washington, DC
For general operating support to promote safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

Amnesty International USA
$35,000 New York, NY
To support the organization’s work related to the Human Rights at Home campaign which calls for the domestic implementation of international human rights standards.

Breakthrough
$35,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to engage diverse constituencies in advancing racial justice, fair immigration policies and human rights in the U.S.

Center for Constitutional Rights
$25,000 New York, NY
For continued support of the Global Detentions and Rendition Project, an amalgamation of litigation, education, outreach, organizing, legislative and international advocacy dedicated to restoring the writ of habeas corpus, eliminating the practices of extraordinary rendition and illegal detention, ending the use of torture as an interrogation and detention method and holding human rights violators accountable.

Center for Reproductive Rights
$30,000 New York, NY
To support the organization’s U.S. Legal Program in its efforts to use litigation, legislative and executive branch advocacy, field development and targeted communications to increase access to abortion and quality reproductive health care services, as well as to develop and apply new legal theories to expand understanding of reproductive rights as human rights.

Center for Women Policy Studies
$30,000 Washington, DC
To support the organization’s national program for reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS policy in the US.

Chicago Foundation for Women
$50,000 Chicago, IL
For continued general operating support of advocacy, grant making, education and technical assistance programs and for the Catalyst Fund Matching Grant program which funds women-of-color led reproductive justice organizations.

Citizen Engagement Laboratory
$25,000 Berkeley, CA
For general operating support to engage diverse communities to demand rights via online action.

Drug Policy Alliance
$40,000 New York, NY
To support the organization’s National Criminal Justice Reform Campaign to replace the current system of mass incarceration with an approach to drug policy reform that emphasizes public health and human rights.

Facing History and Ourselves
$30,000 Brookline, MA
To support dissemination of Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a curriculum which educates young people about the importance of protecting human rights.

Fund for Global Human Rights
$40,000 Washington, DC
For general operating support to strengthen grant making programs around the world and facilitate meaningful technical assistance to grassroots partners as they challenge abuses of power and work to build respect for human rights from the ground up.

Gender Action
$30,000 Washington, DC
For general operating support to ensure that International Financial Institutions’ investments improve rather than harm poor women and men in developing countries.

Global Fund for Children
$50,000 Washington, DC
To support and strengthen grantee partners in the Safety Portfolio through investments in projects which promote and protect the rights of children and youth.

Global Fund for Women
$50,000 San Francisco, CA
For continued general operating support to sustain and expand investments in emerging women-led social change initiatives and strengthen the capacity of women's rights groups to achieve lasting social change.

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