The Libra Foundation

2011 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—and to support website development.

Human Rights First
$25,000 New York, NY
To support the Law & Security Program which seeks to ensure that U.S. national security practices and policies uphold core human rights protections.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
$20,000 New York, NY
For the Guantánamo Public Memory Project which will raise awareness of how the Guantánamo facility has been used and reused over the last century and seek to foster action on its future.

International Development Exchange
$20,000 San Francisco, CA
For support of the organization’s rights-based grant making efforts focused on women’s empowerment, long-term economic development and sustainable natural resource management.

International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
$50,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to expand advocacy initiatives to 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
$25,000 Medford, MA
For general operating support to end the devastation caused by the war on drugs and for an organizational assessment to help the organization best take advantage of opportunities for growth.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
$35,000 Santa Cruz, CA
For support of a pilot study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD.

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$30,000 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 the vulnerable population of detained immigrants.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
$50,000 Chicago, IL
To expand grassroots organizing efforts to help engage and empower women whose voices are not often heard on issues and policies that directly affect their access to reproductive rights and health care.

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU
$60,000 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.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
$20,000 Chicago, IL
For general operating support to advance human rights education and advocacy within marginalized communities.

U.S. Human Rights Fund
$100,000 New York, NY
For continued support of The Fund’s broad based efforts to promote the understanding and use of human rights by social justice organizations.

U.S. International Council on Disabilities
$20,000 Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to engage in treaty ratification activities and to advance 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
$35,000 Northfield, VT
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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