After a rigorous selection process during which the 56 applicants were narrowed town to a pool of seventeen highly-qualified finalists, the Foundation has selected its grantees for 2018. While last year saw the award of five grants in the amount of $25,000 per organization, this year the Foundation has decided to expand that number to six grantees for a total of $150,000. This addition of a sixth grantee was done to distribute as much giving as possible amidst the chaos of the current political climate.
From the Children’s Advocacy Institute in San Diego, California to the Bazelon Center for Mental Health based in our nation’s capital, this year's’ six grantees are working to aid disadvantaged people and groups from coast to coast. One organization, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, was awarded a grant for the second consecutive year. An in-depth profile of these organizations can be found on our website under the link “Our Grants”, along with a description of what they do and the litigation for which they received grants.
The Foundation looks forward to working with each of these worthy organizations as they fight to make our country a more just and equitable society for all people and groups. Check back here for further updates in the coming weeks and make sure to connect with us on Twitter @mcdowell_fdn.
Written by Maggie Menditto, Executive Administrator, McDowell Foundation, October 11, 2017