The Libra Foundation

2014 Spring General Grants (A-G)

ACLU Foundation
$150,000 New York, NY
To support the organization’s Human Rights Program which uses human rights to advance social justice issues including racial justice, hyper-criminalization, over-incarceration, and government accountability.

Border Network for Human Rights
$30,000 El Paso, TX
For general operating support to carry out their Border Enforcement Accountability and Community Engagement strategy and to work to reform the current U.S. border strategy to one that reflects American values of community security, accountability, economic development and human rights.

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
$50,000 Washington, DC
For general operating support to serve as the national hub for the movement to end extreme prison sentences for children in the United States, with a focus on ending juvenile life without parole.

Center for Constitutional Rights
$65,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to advance and support the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Center for Reproductive Rights
$100,000 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 continue their social media campaign to raise awareness of and shift the dialogue on women’s reproductive rights.

Chicago Foundation for Women
$65,000 Chicago, IL
For general operating support to engage in 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 Education Fund
$50,000 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.

Columbia University Law School Human Rights Institute
$40,000 New York, NY
For programmatic support to build U.S. lawyers, policy makers and advocates’ capacity to incorporate human rights into domestic social justice advocacy efforts and encourage human rights accountability at every level of government.

Drug Policy Alliance
$150,000 New York, NY
For programmatic support to advance their national criminal justice reform agenda and advocate on behalf of the recently implemented Law Enforcement Asserted Diversion (LEAD) initiative in Santa Fe, NM to diminish the role of criminalization and the criminal justice system in drug policy and build in its place an approach grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.

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
$200,000 (over 2 years) San Francisco, CA
For 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.