Libra Foundation

1700 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago IL 60613

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Recognizing the power of human rights to express our values and transform societies, the Foundation joins with other foundations that are working to secure human rights for all people and to develop its application here in the United States. We are committed to enhancing the human rights movement and broadening it to include U.S. social justice work in the areas of peace and justice, environmental sustainability and women's rights. We are interested in supporting innovative and effective work that emphasizes strategies that incorporate the interconnections between issues and lead to real social change. Areas of Interest The Foundation has a particular interest in concentrating its grantmaking in California and Illinois, although organizations working nationally may apply as well. Recognizing the value of learning from our global partners and participating in the international community, we fund U.S. based organizations and public foundations, collaborative funds and intermediaries working internationally. The Libra Foundation funds social and economic justice organizations that integrate human rights into their work in and across the following priority areas: Women's Rights, with an emphasis on reproductive rights and the elevation of women's rights as human rights Environmental Sustainability, with an emphasis on promoting social justice within climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies Peace and Justice, with an emphasis on fair application of the law, government accountability and human rights field-building The Foundation seeks to support organizations and programs that incorporate ( or seek to incorporate ) human rights into their work or that provide training, research and technical assistance for other organizations that utilize human rights in their activism. O f particular interest are organizations engaged in systems change that involve or use one or more of the following strategies: In addition, the Foundation will consider organizations that are engaged in strategic analysis and action and are committed to the following: