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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Emerging Leader and Fellow Staff Literally Take Students By The Hand

Imagine the power of leading at-risk children “by the hand” every day after school, every year from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them mind, body, and soul.

That’s exactly what By The Hand Club For Kids (BTH) in Chicago does. Daniel Bell, the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist for BTH received an Emerging Leader Grant from We Raise Foundation in 2021 for his all-in dedication at the Christ-centered after-school program.

Bell and a staff of close to 150 people work across five club sites that serve more than 1,700 kids in the Altgeld Gardens, Austin, Cabrini-Green, and Englewood neighborhoods. Almost all the students referred to the program are struggling academically. They’re referred by their teachers and bussed to the after-school sites. There, they receive academic support, literacy intervention, healthy meals, vision and dental care, and spiritual discipleship. They can explore their talents and interests to prepare for college and career.

… 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.