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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UpStart Kitchen Serves Up Hope in Milwaukee Neighborhood

After the 2016 civil disturbances in the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wis., Parklawn Assembly of God Church made it a priority to foster communication with state and local officials and host community listening sessions.

Church leaders and Bishop Walter Harvey, Parklawn’s senior pastor at the time, saw firsthand the community’s frustration with high unemployment rates among Black males and a lack of livable wage job opportunities. They saw would-be entrepreneurs with big dreams lacking the resources, networking opportunities, and support systems necessary for getting a business off the ground.

Out of those conversations, PRISM Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was born, with UpStart Kitchen as its project. We Raise Foundation was there from the start, providing a $50,000 GrantsPlus grant in 2018, thanks to the generosity of our donors.

… 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.