Launch of the Barbara McDowell Foundation's New Website

Today with great pride the Barbara McDowell Foundation announces the launch of its new website to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Foundation.

This vastly improved and expanded website captures all the activities of the Foundation over the past ten years covering its grants totaling over $1,250,000 to 45 social justice organizations and its 20 lawsuits and investigations as part of its High Impact Litigation Project. To showcase these activities, the Foundation recently published its 2018 Annual Report.

In celebration of this ten-year milestone, the Foundation held an event in Washington, D.C., at the offices of Drinker Biddle, which featured a talk by Judge Patricia Millett of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and remarks read from Justice Ginsburg. On the News page of our updated website can be found articles and videos of all the presentations made, including by one of the Foundation’s grantees, The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and another by the Center for Law and Economic Justice, which is working under the auspices of the Foundation on a high impact case.

To learn about the Foundation, we suggest that you review our website, especially if your organization is considering applying for a 2020 grant from the Foundation to be made in September 2019.  The five grants to be awarded will be between $30,000 and $40,000 each.  The new website contains an improved application process with detailed and easy-to-follow instructions.

Finally, the Foundation will soon embark on another milestone: the beginning of its first fundraising drive for 2019 aimed at substantially increasing the amount of grants that the Foundation makes annually. Our new website includes information for potential donors in the form of its Donor Information Guide and Case for Support. We hope that you find both these descriptions useful, along with the Foundation’s Annual Report.

We thank you for being a friend of the Foundation and look forward to keeping you abreast of all our future activities on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Written by Aaron Stiner, Executive Administrator, McDowell Foundation, June 11, 2019