Press Releases

Rapid Response Fund: Arizona & Beyond
Public Interest Projects is pleased to announce the creation of the Rapid Response Fund to address the anti-immigrant legislation recently enacted in Arizona and the harmful repercussions that will be felt by immigrants throughout the country. Read more. . .

New Project Targeting Federal Agencies for LGBT Rights in Development at Public Interest Projects
A new project dedicated to making federal agency policies and practices more responsive to the rights and needs of the LGBT community has been announced by Public Interest Projects, the effort’s fiscal sponsor. The new project, currently being developed, will work in close collaboration with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Read more . . .

Read About Public Interest Projects Collaborative Funds in New GrantCraft Report on How Funders Work Together
Public Interest Projects has a distinguished history of forming and nurturing collaborative funds. Public Interest Projects helps funders find new and productive ways to work together. Read more . . .

USHRF Report Documents Human Rights Success Stories Across the U.S.
Perfecting Our Union: Human Rights Success Stories Across the United States, a new report by the U.S. Human Rights Fund, a Public Interest Projects collaborative fund, documents how human rights values, standards, and strategies are being used to change policies and improve people’s lives. It features case studies about USHRF grantees, including Border Network for Human Rights, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University, and describes how human rights can help build alliances among disparate advocates, give victims a sense of vindication and hold the U.S. Read more . . .

Newly Launched Bond Fund Partnership to Help North Carolina’s Low-Income Immigrant Families
Durham, NC – The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) and the National Immigrant Bond Fund (NIBF) have formed a partnership to provide legal and bond assistance to persons arrested by local authorities and detained for removal proceedings. Read more. . .

Public Interest Projects’ Four Freedoms Fund Founders Win Prestigious Scrivner Award
In recognition of their achievements in the field of immigrant rights Taryn Higashi and Geri Mannion have been named the 2009 co-recipients of the Council on Foundations’ prestigious Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking.  Read more. . .

New Public Interest Projects Report Spotlights “Alliance Building in Action”
The power and potential of alliance building can be seen in various efforts emerging in the social justice sector. As described in Public Interest Project’s Alliance Building in Action: Profiles from the Field report, diverse communities are joining forces to address issues of common concern, including racial and economic justice, civic engagement, immigrant rights, education reform, community development, and beyond. Read more . . .

“Breaking the Silos:” Public Interest Projects Announces Special Funder Alliance Building Strategy Session March 9-10 in NYC
Public Interest Projects will be hosting an important two-day strategy session for funders focused on the constructive role that alliance building across movements can play in strengthening social justice work, and ways the philanthropic sector can support that work. The meeting will be held March 9-10, 2009 in New York City. Watch videos from these sessions…