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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Children of Little Village Receive a Big Investment in their Future

La Semilla, New Life Centers’ thriving after-school program, means “the seed.” That name is certainly apt for Jasmine Valdez. In 2001, she was one of the first children to enroll in the program. Now, in the full circle of a seed that is nurtured, grows, and sows further seeds, she is the director of the La Semilla program.

“This is my dream job, to be giving back to the organization and direct the program that meant so much to my life,” said Valdez.

La Semilla serves first through eighth grade students and their families in Chicago’s Little Village community. The program provides homework help, daily nutritious meals, healthy alternatives to deter youth from violence, a network of caring adults who help youth navigate resources, and life skills through mentorship, access to physical education, and supportive family resources.

… 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.