Public Welfare Foundation donations made to National Employment Law Project

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Welfare_Foundation
Best overview URLhttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/
Facebook username Public-Welfare-Foundation-371167644067
LinkedIn username 9164304
Websitehttp://www.publicwelfare.org/
Donations URLhttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/
Twitter usernamePublicWelfare
Page on philosophy informing donationshttp://www.publicwelfare.org/about-us/
Grant application process pagehttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/apply-for-a-grant/
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)quarterly refresh
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)months
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/public-welfare-foundation

Brief history: The Public Welfare Foundation was founded in 1947. It was overseen by Charles E. Marsh till 1953, then by his wife till 1974

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The three historical main areas were criminal justice reform, youth justice, and worker rights. In 2011 it added a special initiative for civil legal aid. All initiatives seem restricted to the United States

Notes on grant decision logistics: Grant applications have to be submitted through a process described at http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/apply-for-a-grant/ and http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/ and have to fit within the program guidelines described at http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grants are published on the grants page http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/ where they can be filtered by category and by fiscal year. Pages on individual grants are not published

Miscellaneous notes: The foundation was included because it has been mentioned by the Open Philanthropy Project as one of the important funders of criminal justice reform in the United States, see for instance https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/criminal-justice-reform-strategy

Full donor page for donor Public Welfare Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee National Employment Law Project in our system.

Full donee page for donee National Employment Law Project

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 12 175,000 252,500 25,000 25,000 30,000 50,000 100,000 175,000 250,000 350,000 400,000 700,000 750,000
Custom 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Worker rights 8 175,000 269,375 25,000 25,000 30,000 50,000 175,000 175,000 175,000 250,000 700,000 750,000 750,000
Criminal justice reform 3 350,000 283,333 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Worker rights (filter this donor) 8 2,155,000.00 175,000.00 700,000.00 50,000.00 175,000.00 780,000.00 275,000.00
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 3 850,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 350,000.00
Custom (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 12 3,030,000.00 175,000.00 800,000.00 75,000.00 575,000.00 780,000.00 625,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (12 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
175,000.0062018Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for the National Legal Advocacy Network. Affected regions: Washington, DC; affected countries: United States.
700,000.0022017Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. General support. . Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
100,000.0082017Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support for a coordinated national campaign to reduce unnecessary structural barriers to employment for people with criminal records. . Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
25,000.00112016Custom/discretionary fundhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support to undertake a program of research, analysis, education and outreach to help nonprofit organizations better understand the Fair Labor Standards Act's (…. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
50,000.0092016Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for Turning Gig Jobs into Good Jobs strategy convenings. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
175,000.0062015Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for advocacy and technical support on worker health and safety, and strategic communications on contracted jobs. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
400,000.0032015Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support for a coordinated national campaign with Community Legal Services, a sub-grantee, to reduce unnecessary structural barriers to employment for people wi…. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
30,000.00102014Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support for meetings on contingent work. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
750,000.0012014Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 36 months. General support. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
250,000.0052013Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. General support. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
25,000.00112013Worker rightshttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 12 months. Support to highlight worker perspectives for the Department of Labor's celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act and to address issue…. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
350,000.0042013Criminal justice reformhttps://www.publicwelfare.org/grants/-- Term: 24 months. Support to continue a coordinated national campaign with Community Legal Services, its sub-grantee, to reduce unnecessary structural barriers to employment for…. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.