The mission of the McDowell Foundation is to improve the economic well-being, social conditions, and civil liberties of disadvantaged persons and groups in the United States.
The foundation fulfills its mission by making grants to organizations that undertake systemic, social justice litigation and by coordinating direct, pro-bono litigation, both focusing on:
1) Access to Benefits ? Children’s Rights ? Civil Rights ? Constitutional and Voting Rights ? Disability Rights
2) Domestic Violence ? Low Income Housing ? Refugee and Immigration Rights