The Libra Foundation

2017 Spring General Grants (H-Z)

Immigrant Defense Project
$100,000 per year for two years, New York, NY
For general operating support to protect the human rights of immigrants who have had contact with the criminal justice system at each stage of their interaction with local, state and the federal government and to transform how the U.S. treats these immigrants to take into account their full dignity and rights.

Ipas
$100,000 per year for two years, Chapel Hill, NC
To support global advocacy initiatives around progressive abortion policies.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
$65,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Medford, MA
For general operating support to further the activity of the speakers bureau and end the devastation caused by the war on drugs.

Let’s Breakthrough
$100,000 (third installment of a three year grant), New York, NY
For general operating support to use new and creative technology and mainstream communications to produce and disseminate engaging media that will reach diverse audiences and mobilize popular support around women’s and human rights in the U.S.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
$300,000 per year for two years, Santa Cruz, CA
For program support to enter Phase 3 of the clinical study investigating the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
$250,000 per year for two years, Chicago, IL
For programmatic support to advance the human rights of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers through impact litigation, advocacy and by leveraging the Inter-American Commission to force the U.S. to uphold international human rights standards.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
$200,000 per year for two years, Chicago, IL
To expand grassroots organizing efforts to improve access to reproductive health care and leverage its direct service expertise to inform policies to advance women’s rights.

The Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU
$500,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Chicago, IL
For continued programmatic support to defend against increasing attacks on reproductive rights and additional support for the institutional reform project.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
$100,000 per year for two years, Chicago, IL
For programmatic support of the Women’s Law and Policy Project, Community Justice Project, and the Racial Justice Training Institute to advocate for laws and policies that effect low income women and girls, increase access to various services and supports for people with criminal records, and train activists and advocates on racial justice issues and tools, respectively.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
$75,000, Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to expand the international youth movement to end the war on drugs.

Thousand Currents
$125,000 (second installment of a two-year grant), San Francisco, CA
For support of the organization’s rights-based grantmaking and efforts to stimulate innovation in grassroots funding and partnerships.

UltraViolet
$130,000 Berkeley, CA
For program support for their Reproductive Rights Program, which runs timely grassroots actions and media campaigns to advance reproductive rights through public support, creates and disseminates educational materials about current policies effecting women, and tests innovative organizing strategies to build a stronger infrastructure for grassroots power.

Unite for Gender and Reproductive Equity
$100,000, Washington, D.C.
For general operating support to engage young people in advocacy at the local, state and national levels; frame dialogues and influence policy and/or culture change work around reproductive and sexual health issues; and build infrastructure and political power on the state level that can be activated for advocacy.

United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
$100,000, Chicago, IL
For general operating support to bring diverse racial and religious communities together to mobilize policy and ideals to drive societal transformation and forge unity for the equitable advancement of marginalized communities.

Women’s Link Worldwide
$100,000 per year for two years, Madrid, Spain
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.

The Working World
$100,000 New York, NY
For general operating support to provide economic rights through the expansion and growth of the financial cooperative and their Peer Network./p>