Libra Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Libra Foundation supports women’s rights organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder offers single and multi-year grants. It also offers project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: Members of the Pritzker family, including Nicholas J. Pritzker, Rhoda Pritzker, as well as, the Pritzker Foundation, established the Libra Foundation in 2002. The foundation “[b]elieve(s) that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms, and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies.” The foundation’s current grantmaking programs include Women’s Rights, Environmental Justice, and Social Justice & Drug Reform Policy.

Libra’s Women’s Rights program fosters public policy changes that ensure women have “full control” over their bodies and access to comprehensive reproductive services. It also funds organizations and projects that highlight gender inequality’s impact on women and girls.  

Libra Foundation’s Women’s Rights program grants range from $50,000 to over $1 million. In the past, the foundation has supported organizations such as the Center for Women Policy Studies, which received a three-year grant; and Gender Action, which received a two-year grant. To learn more about the types of women’s rights organizations Libra supports and at what level, explore its grantees list.

The Libra Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals or requests for funding. Grantseekers may obtain more information from the foundation by sending inquiries to info@thelibrafoundation.org.

PEOPLE:

  • Crystal Hayling, Executive Director
  • Susan Pritzker, President
  • Regan Pritzker, Vice President

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