About Us

Public Interest Projects, Inc. brings together and strengthens the work of philanthropic institutions, nonprofit groups and other public interest organizations sharing a vision of a society that ensures justice, dignity and opportunity for all people.

Public Interest Projects is a section 501(c)(3) public charity that operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic-planning programs for institutional donors interested in social justice and human rights issues. By developing sustainable partnerships among donors, grantees and allied groups, Public Interest Projects seeks to foster a movement for positive social change resulting in equality, fairness and a stronger participatory democracy.

Public Interest Projects achieves this by:

  • Managing strategic and culturally sensitive collaborative funds and initiatives;
  • Linking and convening partners with similar goals on local, regional and national levels to collaborate and share knowledge;
  • Providing expertise and resources—including highly experienced staff—to help build capacity in the field; and
  • Nurturing organizations, projects and affinity groups through fiscal sponsorship and other services.