Achieving just and robust community is often not possible without addressing the institutional practices which have, in many cases, facilitated injustice.
The Wagner Foundation supports institutional change in the interest of overcoming historical and cultural bias. This includes criminal justice reform, policies protecting basic human rights, equitable education opportunities, and programs which confront barriers to historically disenfranchised communities. Pursuing institutional fairness is ambitious, complex, and ever-changing; but the aim is to establish fair practices that grant everyone a real chance to learn and grow.
August 1, 2018 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – The Wagner Foundation, a private Boston-based foundation, announced today that it is supporting international medical charity Partners In Health with a $15 million grant. The award represents the largest donation to any entity in the Wagner Foundation’s 13-year history, and will enable Partners In Health to […]
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Partners In Health (PIH) strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. The Wagner Foundation is not only a long-time supporter of PIH but has been influenced by its methodology and outlook. PIH’s remarkable […]
A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, features a tribute honoring thousands of victims of lynching. The memorial is accompanied by the Legacy Museum, which chronicles the eras of racial injustice. Michelle Miller speaks to attorney Bryan Stevenson and Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who was exonerated from death row. Click here for CBS this morning […]
Summer Search Boston (SSB) partners with high schools, community-based organizations, and families to provide mentoring and experiential opportunities, and expand college support services for students from low-income backgrounds. SSB understands that this is a long-term investment – the journey begins in their sophomore year of high school and continues through college graduation, and beyond. It […]
The Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) assists families who wish to send their children to a Catholic school but are unable to afford tuition. Through its signature program, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, CSF has distributed more than $100 million in scholarship aid to over sixty thousand students over the past three decades. CSF’s two core scholarship programs […]