Foscarinis Fund

In the mid-1980s, Maria Foscarinis was a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she volunteered to represent homeless families on a pro bono basis. After seeing the impact of first-rate legal advocacy on the lives of homeless people, she left the firm to dedicate herself to that work full-time. A pioneer in national advocacy, Maria is a primary architect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

Guided by Maria’s vision, the National Homelessness Law Center has used the power of the law to advocate in legislatures and courts across the country for millions of men, women, children and families whose voices are seldom heard.

Honoring this vision is exactly why the Foscarinis Fund was created, and why the fund in her honor will create a first-of-its-kind fellowship. Though the opportunity to devote time to federal policy is special, the Fellowship will enable the Law Center—and civil legal aid partners across the country—to pursue and prioritize the advocacy that have pushed us to real reform.

We hope you will help us make this Fellowship a lasting reality for the movement to end homelessness.

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As of 12.7.2022

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