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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SoulFisher Ministries Helps Formerly Incarcerated Women Rebuild their Lives

After her release from prison in 2011, Tabitha promised herself she would stay out for good. At 35 years old, she was determined to break the cycle that had defined her life since she was 17. This time, Tabitha kept in touch with Shawntelle Fisher, whom she met while incarcerated, and followed her story on Facebook for hope and inspiration.

Fisher’s story was similar to Tabitha’s, but her lightbulb moment during her seventh (and last) incarceration resulted in her pursuing her education, graduating from St. Louis’ Neighborhood Leadership Academy, and establishing a nonprofit in 2012 called The SoulFisher Ministries.

In 2019, We Raise Foundation awarded The SoulFisher Ministries a $100,000 GrantsPlus grant in support of their AGAPE Reentry Program, which provides workforce training and educational resources for women as they reenter society after incarceration. Support includes housing assistance, financial education, mental health resources, and employment coaching. The focus: making sure formerly incarcerated women can live above the poverty line while remaining free from criminal activity.

… 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.