The Libra Foundation

2012 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 social justice issues such as 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.

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
$40,000  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 launch a PR and social media campaign to raise awareness of and shift the dialogue on women’s reproductive rights.

Center for Women Policy Studies
$35,000  Washington, DC
To support programs that educate and engage women elected officials as public policy leaders on women’s human rights, and for a special meeting of women legislators at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2012 Summit.

Chicago Foundation for Women
$50,000   Chicago, IL
For continued general operating support of advocacy, grantmaking, 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 advance human rights and social justice by increasing civic participation among under-organized constituencies, achieving concrete victories that serve the interests of those constituencies and building sustainable bases of power for progressive change.

Drug Policy Alliance
$50,000  New York, NY
To support the organization’s National Criminal Justice Reform Campaign which works to diminish the role of criminalization in drug policy and build in its place an approach grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.

Facing History and Ourselves
$30,000  Brookline, MA
To support professional development for middle and high school teachers to integrate discussions about human rights into their classrooms.

Fund for Global Human Rights
$40,000  Washington, DC
For general operating support to strengthen grantmaking 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.