We Raise Foundation - Let's End Poverty, Violence, & Inequality

Please read a special statement from We Raise Board Chair Andrew Steele and We Raise President and CEO Paul Miles.

Let’s end poverty, violence,
and inequality in our communities.

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Let’s end poverty, violence,
and inequality in our communities.

Stay informed about the many ways we’re investing
in communities across the country

Stay informed about the many ways we’re investing
in communities across the country

Motivated by the belief that freedom is grace in action, We Raise Foundation partners with Christian nonprofit organizations and emerging leaders working at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. We employ a unique approach to our investing by coupling program funding with a variety of robust value-added services that empower our grantees to grow their solutions to tackle social problems on the scale at which they exist. Our three priority granting areas are:

education, workforce development, and criminal justice.

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Academic achievement is a foundation
for lifelong success.

One of the most valuable resources in overcoming poverty is
receiving an education.

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Academic achievement is a foundation
for lifelong success.

One of the most valuable resources in overcoming poverty is
receiving an education.

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Academic achievement is a foundation
for lifelong success.

One of the most valuable resources in overcoming poverty is receiving an education.

When we focus on people and workforce development,
we bring stability to our communities.

By providing training and investing in our workforce,
we can end income and job inequality.

When we focus on people and workforce development, we bring stability to our communities.

By providing training and investing in our workforce,
we can end income and job inequality.

When we focus on people and workforce development, we bring stability to our communities.

By providing training and investing in our workforce, we can end income and job inequality.

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By promoting equality for those impacted by the
criminal justice system, we initiate a cycle of hopefulness.

Half of released American prisoners end up going back to jail within three years.
We’re making sure that changes.

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By promoting equality for those impacted by the
criminal justice system, we initiate a cycle of hopefulness.

Half of released American prisoners end up going back to jail within three years.
We’re making sure that changes.

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By promoting equality for those impacted by the criminal justice system, we initiate a cycle of hopefulness.

Half of released American prisoners end up going back to jail within three years.
We’re making sure that changes.

GRANTEE HIGHLIGHT

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We Raise Grant Supports MAAFA Redemption Project’s Transformation of Forgotten Chicago Neighborhood

Marshall Hatch Jr., Co-Founder and Executive Director of the MAAFA Redemption Project, the recipient of We Raise’s largest grant award to date, had a lot on his mind. That afternoon Hatch was scheduled to speak with the mother of a young man gunned down two weeks prior.

The victim was a member of the second cohort of the project, a faith-based residential program for high-risk young men ages 18-30 in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood. Despite taking a bullet to the back of the head and the spine, he survived.

“There’s a lot to be hopeful for, you know?” Hatch said. “My immediate family is well, I’m well, my parents are well, and I’m part of a really great team here at my office. We lean on our faith and each other to stay inspired.”

… And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8

We work hand in hand with Christian nonprofits to end poverty, violence, and inequality in our communities. Take action today and raise up those in need.