The United States incarcerates its residents at a higher rate than any other major country. We believe that local, state and federal governments can significantly reduce the use of incarceration and criminalization, averting substantial human and economic costs, while making communities safer. We believe that this issue presents an unusual degree of political opportunity, due to a recent confluence of progressive and conservative interest in reform and the increasing public attention to the problem.
If you are a funder interested in criminal justice reform, we are happy to work with you to identify the best giving opportunities. We are eager to work in partnership with other funders and share information to help resources go to the best work. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete list of our grants in the area of Criminal Justice Reform can be found here. Grants include:
- Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support
- Dignity and Power Now — JusticeLA Campaign
- American Conservative Union — Center for Criminal Justice Reform
- Legislative Strategies for Prosecutorial Reform: Phase 1, Exploring Possibilities
- Housing and Incarceration Memorandum
- Reentry Landscape Memorandum
- Report Commissioned by OP on Funding and Growing Social Movements.
- Criminal Justice Reform Strategy
- Job Openings at Open Philanthropy CJR Partners
- Criminal Justice Reform Newsletter Archive
Writing and speaking on criminal justice philanthropy
- Minneapolis and Beyond: recommendations for giving
- Vox: A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively right now
- Philanthropy Now podcast: How donors and philanthropists can support criminal justice reform
- Bad With Money podcast: Making Your Donations Count with Chloe Cockburn
- One for the World: Effective Giving and Black Lives Matter with Chloe Cockburn