SAN FRANCISCO – The Rosenberg Foundation (www.rosenbergfound.org) announced that it has awarded more than $1 million to 18 organizations working across California to reform the state’s criminal justice system, support the immigrant youth movement and advance immigrant workers’ rights.
Grants awarded in the area of Immigrant Rights and Integration include $55,000 to California Rural Legal Assistance to champion statewide policy change and enforcement of labor protections for California’s farmworkers. The Foundation also awarded $60,000 to the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, a network of 12 regional affiliates working to increase the leadership and organizing capacity of DREAMers and immigrant youth across the state. The Warehouse Workers Resource Center received $40,000 to create a new civic engagement program for warehouse workers in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, home to the world’s second largest warehouse district.
Additional grants include $20,000 to Alliance San Diego to provide outreach and assistance to undocumented immigrant youth in the San Diego area, which has one of the highest numbers of deferred-action eligible immigrants in the country; $30,000 to Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus to support undocumented Asian American Pacific Islander youth; and $40,000 for Oxfam America to expand the Equitable Food Initiative, which engages consumers in the fight to enhance the health, safety and rights of farmworkers.
As part of its Justice and Public Safety portfolio, the Foundation awarded $300,000 to Californians for Safety and Justice, a coordinated campaign that aims to effect significant savings in corrections spending by reducing the number of people incarcerated in California’s prisons and jails. In addition, the Foundation awarded $100,000 to the National Council of La Raza to educate Latino communities and leaders about criminal justice issues in California. The Los Angeles Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment received $75,000 to advance criminal justice solutions that strengthen communities and improve public safety. The Center for Youth Wellness was awarded $30,000 for policy advocacy on behalf of children and youth exposed to violence and trauma.
For a complete list of grants awarded by the Rosenberg Foundation, please visit: www.rosenbergfound.org/grants.