SAN FRANCISCO – The Rosenberg Foundation (www.rosenbergfound.org) announced today that it has awarded more than $1 million to 17 organizations advocating for social and economic justice throughout California.
Grants awarded as part of the foundation’s Justice and Public Safety portfolio include $350,000 to Californians for Safety and Justice to support a multi-year criminal justice reform campaign aimed at reducing incarceration and corrections spending in the state. The foundation also awarded $40,000 to Legal Services for Prisoners with Children for continued advocacy to restore the rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. The Women’s Foundation of California received $60,000 to reduce the number of women incarcerated in California.
In the area of Immigrant Rights and Integration, the foundation awarded grants to the Dolores Huerta Foundation ($30,000) and Voto Latino ($30,000) to pilot an effort to increase civic engagement among Latinos in Kern and Tulare counties and other parts of California’s Central Valley. The California Immigrant Policy Center received $80,000 to provide statewide coordination for immigrants rights advocacy groups. The foundation also awarded $100,000 to Farmworker Justice to support policy advocacy, education, training and litigation to improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers, and $75,000 to United Farm Workers Foundation to advance farmworkers’ rights in California’s Central Valley.
Additional grants at the intersection of workers’ rights and immigrants’ rights include: $75,000 to Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund for litigation and advocacy to achieve equitable treatment and expand legal protections for low-wage Latino workers; $30,000 to Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice-Los Angeles to mobilize faith-based and community members to win decent working conditions and fair wages for carwash workers; and $30,000 to Restaurant Opportunities Centers United for its San Francisco Bay Area-affiliate ROC the Bay, which is working to improve wages and working conditions for Bay Area restaurant workers.
For a complete list of grants awarded by the Rosenberg Foundation, please visit: www.rosenbergfound.org/grants.