The Barbara Mcdowell And Gerald S. Hartman Foundation


: Violence/Law/Criminal Justice


The Foundation aims to improve the economic well-being and social conditions of disadvantaged persons and groups in the United States. The Foundation makes annual grants to nonprofits undertaking systemic social justice litigation cases in the following fifteen issue areas: Access to Benefits, Children's Rights, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Due Process, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Homelessness, Housing, Native American Rights, Prisoner's Rights, Refugee and Immigration Rights, Voting Rights, and Veterans' Rights. In 2022, the Foundation established the Barbara McDowell Public Interest Law Center to pursue litigation directly, engage in issue advocacy efforts, and educate the public on civil rights. Visit the Web site for additional information and application instructions.

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