Program: Human Rights

Puente Human Rights Movement

Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization that works to develop, educate, and empower migrant communities. It acts as fiscal sponsor to the Mijente Support Committee, a digital and grassroots hub founded in 2015 for organizing and movement building among Latinx and Chicanx. Mijente exists to serve as a vehicle to build… Continue Reading

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) was founded in 1979 with the mission to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. ILRC works with community organizations, legal professionals, law enforcement, and in the policy arena… Continue Reading

Vera Institute of Justice: Common Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) works to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Vera launched the Common Justice project in 2009 to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to address the needs of victims of crime. This grant supports… Continue Reading

National Immigration Law Center

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one the nation’s leading immigrant advocacy organizations. NILC uses a combination of litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and strategic communications to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families, regardless of their legal status. This grant provides general support for NILC to advance… Continue Reading

Tides Center: Californians for Safety and Justice

The Tides Center is the fiscal sponsor for Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), a statewide nonprofit with a mission to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships, and support for local best practices, it promotes effective criminal… Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization that defends the rights of people worldwide. Founded in 1978, HRW aims to investigate human rights violations, expose findings widely, and pressure policymakers to respect rights and secure justice. This grant supports HRW’s work in the United States exposing human rights abuses perpetuated by… Continue Reading

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. EJI litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial… Continue Reading

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community, with a focus on immigration, housing, and consumer protection issues. CLSEPA is the only nonprofit legal service provider of its kind in San Mateo County, connecting more than 500 volunteer attorneys,… Continue Reading