Public Advocates

For California School Funding Litigation

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
This proposed grant would support litigation expenses to bring forward a landmark school funding reform case, challenging California for violating its constitutional duty to support a system of common schools. The goal is to move the state toward a rational funding system based on student needs and adequate to offer all students the opportunity to meet high standards.
About the Grantee
131 Steuart Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94105-1241, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Public Advocates is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories to advance education, housing, transit, and climate equity. By engaging in strategic partnerships with grassroots groups representing low-income communities, people of color, and immigrants, the group seeks to increase their capacity to shape public policy and discourse. This is a general operating support grant. (Substrategy: Student and Community Voice)
for the Congestion Management Agency research and capacity building project  
Public Advocates focuses on increasing public transit, affordable housing and environmental justice through work in the Bay Area and on state policy. This grant would complement the suite of grants focused on Bay Area implementation of SB375 (California's policy for urban planning that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions). During this grant period, Public Advocates will prepare a number of research products desired by congestion management agencies and Bay Area advocacy groups to inform the implementation of SB375 within Bay Area Cities.

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