Public Counsel is delighted to share some incredible news that was made public late last year. We have received an extraordinary gift of $3 million from Yield Giving, a global foundation established by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The gift is the single largest contribution in Public Counsel’s 54-year history and will provide an unprecedented boost to our capacity to deliver holistic legal services and advocate for systems change through litigation and policy advocacy.
Yield Giving is dedicated to supporting organizations that amplify the voices and improve the lives of individuals and families facing hardship. This generous donation serves as an acknowledgment of the profound impact that Public Counsel has on the communities it serves in areas such as children’s rights, veterans’ rights, education equity, immigrants’ rights, housing justice, and more.
This gift is more than a contribution; it is a powerful affirmation of the work we do and the values we uphold in championing civil rights and advancing economic and racial justice. It is a testament to the trust and confidence placed in our mission and is a recognition of the critical importance of high-quality direct legal services and groundbreaking impact litigation to transform laws, policies, and power structures in our communities.
As we celebrate this incredible milestone, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our community of supporters for the pivotal role they have played in helping us secure this gift. This achievement is a reflection of decades of collective effort and sacrifice to build and nourish Public Counsel, and of the commitment of our longtime supporters whose contributions have been fundamental to our success. Their role in this journey and their enduring belief in our cause deserve recognition.
Public Counsel is deeply honored to receive this gift from Yield Giving and MacKenzie Scott, and our team is thrilled to begin 2024 on such a high note. As we embark on this new year, we do so with renewed hope and determination, inspired by the support and trust of our community. Thank you to all of our partners for standing with us and making this achievement possible.