Supporting advocacy and the protection of the right to political freedom, humane treatment, and free speech. The Foundation has a particular interest in protections from abuse of power as well as immigration and women’s rights.
With the help of Leon Levy Foundation support, a public health initiative has been launched aiming to reduce the distress and trauma in the city’s racially and ethnically diverse communities that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NYPL and Columbia collaboration also partnered with Black Health, a nonprofit organization committed to achieving health equity.
THE CITY is an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York. The reporters pound the pavement in all five boroughs, working with New Yorkers to tell their stories and make their lives better. The City was created to listen, dig into concerns and deliver stories that drive the public conversation and set the agenda on key issues. At a time when the media has been upended by technological, economic and political shifts, The City reconnects people back to local news – and reconnects local news to getting action.
HRF’s Refugee Representation Project provides direct representation, trains hundreds of pro bono attorneys from law firms, and connects clients to social service, medical, and psychological care providers while also pushing for fair and humane national asylum law and policies.
Immigrant Justice Corps is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants including naturalization, deportation defense, and affirmative applications for asylum seekers, juveniles, and victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. The Foundation supports CRR’s U.S. Program, centered on litigation and advocacy to strengthen reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare across the 50 states. (Photo by Robert Winn)
AEN is an active organization of American college and university faculty opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, standing for academic freedom and freedom of expression, and supporting education and robust conversation about Israel on campuses.