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You can browse and search the grants we’ve recommended below. Click through to read about the reasoning behind each grant and, in some cases, view progress updates.

Note that our grantmaking priorities are primarily driven by the focus areas we’ve chosen. Read more about our focus areas and current priorities.

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Grant Organization Name Focus Area Amount Datesort ascending
Workers Center for Racial Justice — Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2018) Workers Center for Racial Justice Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 6/2018
The People’s Lobby Education Institute — Work on Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2018) The People's Lobby Education Institute Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 6/2018
Prison Policy Initiative — General Support (2018) Prison Policy Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 6/2018
We Got Us Now — General Support (2018) We Got Us Now Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 6/2018
VOCAL-NY — Court Watch NYC VOCAL-NY Criminal Justice Reform $75,000 6/2018
Project NIA — Transformative Justice Work Led by Mariame Kaba Project NIA Criminal Justice Reform $121,000 6/2018
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign — Ohio Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment (May 2018) Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 5/2018
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition — General Support (2018) Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 5/2018
Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative — Reform L.A. Jails Ballot Measure (May 2018) Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $300,000 5/2018
Real Justice PAC — Criminal Justice Reform Real Justice PAC Criminal Justice Reform $350,000 5/2018
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities — General Support Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 5/2018
Faith in Action — Live Free Campaign (2018) Faith in Action Criminal Justice Reform $800,000 5/2018
SPIN Academy — Communications Training SPIN Academy Criminal Justice Reform $42,000 5/2018
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice — Criminal Justice Convening Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Reform $20,000 5/2018
Gamechanger Labs — Student Organizing Initiative (2018) Gamechanger Labs Criminal Justice Reform $400,000 4/2018
Project South — Criminal Justice Reform Work Project South Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 4/2018
Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative — Reform L.A. Jails Ballot Measure Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 4/2018
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund — Texas Rising Program Texas Freedom Network Education Fund Criminal Justice Reform $150,000 4/2018
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign — Ohio Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment (March 2018) Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 3/2018
Media Mobilizing Project — Criminal Justice Coalition Media Mobilizing Project Criminal Justice Reform $140,000 3/2018
The Justice Collaborative — General Support (2018) The Justice Collaborative Criminal Justice Reform $1,800,000 3/2018
Justice Strategies — General Support (2018) Justice Strategies Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 3/2018
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 3/2018
Southerners On New Ground — Anti-Criminalization Work Southerners On New Ground Criminal Justice Reform $400,000 2/2018
Columbia University — Beyond the Bars Conference 2018 Columbia University Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 2/2018
Justice Team Network — JusticeLA Campaign Justice Team Network Criminal Justice Reform $400,000 2/2018
Court Watch NOLA — General Support (2018) Court Watch NOLA Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 2/2018
Voters Organized to Educate — General Support (2018) Voters Organized to Educate Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 2/2018
Texas Inmate Families Association — General Support Texas Inmate Families Association Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 2/2018
Detroit Justice Center — General Support Detroit Justice Center Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 1/2018
LatinoJustice — Media Fellowship LatinoJustice Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 1/2018
Just Liberty — General Support (2018) Just Liberty Criminal Justice Reform $569,000 1/2018
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund — National Bail Fund Network (2018) Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 1/2018
Silicon Valley De-Bug — Participatory Defense / Bail Fund Pilot Silicon Valley De-Bug Criminal Justice Reform $20,600 1/2018
The Ordinary People Society — General Support (2017) The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $280,000 12/2017
The Prodigal Child Project — General Support The Prodigal Child Project Criminal Justice Reform $20,000 12/2017
Aubin Pictures — Criminal Justice Media Archive Scoping Aubin Pictures Criminal Justice Reform $25,000 12/2017
Smart Justice CA — California Criminal Justice Reform Lobbying Smart Justice CA Criminal Justice Reform $25,000 12/2017
Mijente — Anti-Criminalization Work (2017) Mijente Criminal Justice Reform $255,000 12/2017
One Voice — General Support One Voice Criminal Justice Reform $20,000 12/2017
Voters Organized to Educate — General Support (2017) Voters Organized to Educate Criminal Justice Reform $305,000 12/2017
Color Of Change — Criminal Justice Reform (2017) Color Of Change Criminal Justice Reform $1,000,000 12/2017
Blackbird — Ending Mass Incarceration (2017) Blackbird Criminal Justice Reform $425,000 12/2017
Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2017) Citizens for Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Reform $75,000 12/2017
Youth First Initiative — General Support (2017) Youth First Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 11/2017
Color Of Change PAC — Criminal Justice Reform ColorOfChange PAC Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 11/2017
Court Watch NOLA — General Support (October 2017) Court Watch NOLA Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 10/2017
Initiate Justice — Prisoner Education on Prop 57 Initiate Justice Criminal Justice Reform $5,000 10/2017
Essie Justice Group — General Support (2017) Essie Justice Group Criminal Justice Reform $300,000 10/2017
Dignity and Power Now — JusticeLA Campaign Dignity and Power Now Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 10/2017
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund — National Bail Fund Network Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Criminal Justice Reform $404,800 10/2017
Working Families Party — Prosecutor Reforms in New York Working Families Party, Inc. Criminal Justice Reform $109,600 10/2017
New York Working Families — Criminal Justice Reform in New York New York Working Families Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 9/2017
Gamechanger Labs — Student Organizing Initiative Gamechanger Labs Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 9/2017
Corrections Accountability Project — General Support Corrections Accountability Project Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 9/2017
Texas After Violence Project — Video Documentation Project Texas After Violence Project Criminal Justice Reform $52,000 9/2017
We Got Us Now — General Support (2017) We Got Us Now Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 9/2017
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition — Power Building (2017) Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $558,000 9/2017
The Ahimsa Collective — Restorative Justice Movement-Building Report The Ahimsa Collective Criminal Justice Reform $15,000 7/2017
American Conservative Union Foundation — Center for Criminal Justice Reform 2017 American Conservative Union Foundation Criminal Justice Reform $206,000 7/2017
Dignity and Power Now — Convening to Oppose L.A. Jail Construction Dignity and Power Now Criminal Justice Reform $132,000 6/2017
Forward Justice — Criminal Justice Reform Advocacy and Organizing Forward Justice Criminal Justice Reform $75,000 5/2017
JustLeadershipUSA — Campaign to Close Rikers Summer Canvassing Support JustLeadershipUSA Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 5/2017
Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support (2017) Alliance for Safety and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $4,000,000 4/2017
Court Watch NOLA — General Support Court Watch NOLA Criminal Justice Reform $25,000 4/2017
Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund — General Support (2017) Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $1,000,000 4/2017
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation — Disability Rights Fellowship American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Criminal Justice Reform $45,000 4/2017
Common Justice — General Support Common Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 4/2017
College and Community Fellowship — General Support College and Community Fellowship Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2017
Vera Institute of Justice — Criminal Justice Reform Report Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2017
National Alliance of Faith and Justice — Criminal Justice Reform National Alliance of Faith and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 3/2017
The People's Lobby Education Institute — Work on Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2017) The People's Lobby Education Institute Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 3/2017
People's Action Institute — Prosecutor Accountability People's Action Institute Criminal Justice Reform $279,000 3/2017
Workers Center for Racial Justice — Prosecutorial Accountability in Chicago (2017) Workers Center for Racial Justice Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 3/2017
People's Action — Prosecutor Accountability People's Action Criminal Justice Reform $1,927,640 3/2017
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund — Criminal Justice Reform Texas Organizing Project Education Fund Criminal Justice Reform $765,000 3/2017
Drug Policy Alliance — Drug Decriminalization Drug Policy Alliance Criminal Justice Reform $1,400,000 3/2017
Texas Organizing Project — Criminal Justice Reform (2017) Texas Organizing Project Criminal Justice Reform $1,195,500 3/2017
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon — Prosecutorial Accountability American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon Criminal Justice Reform $145,000 3/2017
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition — General Support Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $130,000 2/2017
LatinoJustice — Work to End Mass Incarceration LatinoJustice Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 2/2017
ReFrame Mentorship — General Support ReFrame Mentorship Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 2/2017
Prison Policy Initiative — General Support (2017) Prison Policy Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $66,000 2/2017
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California — Prosecutorial Accountability American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 2/2017
National Network for Safe Communities — LA Larceny Project National Network for Safe Communities Criminal Justice Reform $161,040 2/2017
Justice Solutions — Anne Seymour's Crime Victims and Survivors Work Justice Solutions Criminal Justice Reform $112,613 2/2017
The Justice Collaborative — General Support (2017) The Justice Collaborative Criminal Justice Reform $1,301,280 1/2017
Accountable Justice Collaborative — General Support Accountable Justice Collaborative Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 1/2017
Fair and Just Prosecution — General Support Fair and Just Prosecution Criminal Justice Reform $1,500,000 1/2017
Mission: Launch, Inc. — Lisa Sangoi on Child Welfare Mission: Launch, Inc. Criminal Justice Reform $55,000 1/2017
The Soze Agency — Returning Citizens Project The Soze Agency Criminal Justice Reform $261,500 12/2016
The Ordinary People Society — Prodigal Child Project The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $300,000 12/2016
Ayni Institute — Movement Ecology and Metrics Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 12/2016
Blackbird — Ending Mass Incarceration Blackbird Criminal Justice Reform $425,000 12/2016
Grassroots Leadership, Inc. — Texas Advocates for Justice Project Grassroots Leadership, Inc. Criminal Justice Reform $275,000 12/2016
Mothers Against Police Brutality — Prosecutorial Reform Mothers Against Police Brutality Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 12/2016
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition — Prosecutorial Reform (December 2016) Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $75,000 12/2016
LEAD National Support Bureau — General Support LEAD National Support Bureau Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2016
JustLeadershipUSA — Campaign to Close Rikers (2016) JustLeadershipUSA Criminal Justice Reform $4,000,000 12/2016
Civil Rights Corps — General Support Civil Rights Corps Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2016
Dream Corps — Criminal Justice and Criminalization Dream Corps Criminal Justice Reform $500,000 12/2016
PICO Action Fund — General Support PICO Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 12/2016
PICO National Network — General Support PICO National Network Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 12/2016
Impact Justice — Restorative Justice Project Impact Justice Criminal Justice Reform $2,050,000 12/2016
Color Of Change — Criminal Justice Meeting Color Of Change Criminal Justice Reform $30,000 11/2016
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice — Restorative Justice Conference National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 11/2016
Citizens for Juvenile Justice — General Support (2016) Citizens for Juvenile Justice Criminal Justice Reform $65,000 11/2016
Justice Strategies — General Support (2016) Justice Strategies Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 10/2016
Youth First Initiative — General Support Youth First Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 10/2016
Essie Justice Group — General Support Essie Justice Group Criminal Justice Reform $600,000 10/2016
Color Of Change — Studying Voter Activity in Prosecutorial Elections Color of Change Criminal Justice Reform $229,100 10/2016
New Virginia Majority — Formerly Incarcerated Organizers New Virginia Majority Education Fund Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 10/2016
Texas Fair Defense Project — General Support Texas Fair Defense Project Criminal Justice Reform $63,000 10/2016
Safety and Justice Action Fund — General Support Safety and Justice Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $300,000 10/2016
Million Voters Project Action Fund — Support for Proposition 57 Million Voters Project Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $400,000 10/2016
Yes on Prop. 57 — General Support Yes on Prop. 57 Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 10/2016
Just Liberty — General Support Just Liberty Criminal Justice Reform $530,000 10/2016
Faith in Texas — General Support Faith in Texas Criminal Justice Reform $637,000 9/2016
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund — General Support Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Criminal Justice Reform $404,800 9/2016
Color Of Change — Prosecutor Accountability Color Of Change Criminal Justice Reform $678,772 9/2016
Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice — General Support Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $64,500 8/2016
Voters Organized to Educate — General Support (2016) Voters Organized to Educate Criminal Justice Reform $222,500 8/2016
Color Of Change Education Fund— Prosecutor Accountability ColorOfChange.org Education Fund Criminal Justice Reform $321,228 8/2016
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition — General Support Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $48,000 8/2016
Voice of the Experienced — General Support Voice of the Experienced Criminal Justice Reform $325,500 8/2016
PICO National Network — Live Free Campaign PICO National Network Criminal Justice Reform $1,394,250 8/2016
PICO Action Fund — Live Free Campaign PICO Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $816,188 8/2016
Mijente — Criminal Justice Reform (2016) Mijente Criminal Justice Reform $255,000 8/2016
Texas Organizing Project — Criminal Justice Reform (2016) Texas Organizing Project Criminal Justice Reform $124,400 8/2016
ReFrame Mentorship — General Support ReFrame Mentorship Criminal Justice Reform $37,000 7/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — New Orleans User-Funded Justice System Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 7/2016
VOCAL-NY Action Fund — General Support VOCAL-NY Action Fund Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 7/2016
Ayni Institute — Momentum Training Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 7/2016
Center for Court Innovation — New Thinking about Criminal Justice Responses Center for Court Innovation Criminal Justice Reform $160,000 7/2016
Harvard University — Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management Harvard University Criminal Justice Reform $783,000 7/2016
JustLeadershipUSA — General Support JustLeadershipUSA Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 7/2016
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children — General Support Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Criminal Justice Reform $70,000 7/2016
The Ordinary People Society — General Support The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $125,000 7/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — Common Justice Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $8,000 6/2016
Prison Policy Initiative — General Support Prison Policy Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 6/2016
Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support Alliance for Safety and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $3,000,000 6/2016
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition — General Support (June 2016) Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Criminal Justice Reform $61,600 6/2016
American Conservative Union Foundation — Center for Criminal Justice Reform American Conservative Union Foundation Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 5/2016
Promise of Justice Initiative — General Support Promise of Justice Initiative Criminal Justice Reform $81,000 5/2016
Accountable Justice Project — General Support Accountable Justice Project Criminal Justice Reform $350,000 4/2016
Correctional Association of New York — General Support Correctional Association of New York Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 4/2016
Ayni Institute — Movement Ecology Training Ayni Institute Criminal Justice Reform $115,000 3/2016
Institute of the Black World — Criminal Justice Reform Institute of the Black World Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2016
The Ordinary People Society — Criminal Justice Reform The Ordinary People Society Criminal Justice Reform $50,000 3/2016
Vera Institute of Justice — Common Justice Vera Institute of Justice Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 2/2016
Alliance for Safety and Justice — General Support Alliance for Safety and Justice Criminal Justice Reform $1,750,000 2/2016
Voice of the Ex-Offender — Southern Regional Convening Voice of the Ex-Offender Criminal Justice Reform $40,000 2/2016
Vote Safe — Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advocacy Vote Safe Criminal Justice Reform $250,000 2/2016
JustLeadershipUSA — Campaign to Close Rikers JustLeadershipUSA Criminal Justice Reform $900,000 12/2015
Human Impact Partners — Criminal Justice Convening Human Impact Partners Criminal Justice Reform $60,990 10/2015
New York University — Work on Swift-and-Certain Sanctions New York University Criminal Justice Reform $80,000 4/2015
Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice — General Support FSU Project on Accountable Justice Criminal Justice Reform $100,000 2/2015
Pew Public Safety Performance Project Pew Charitable Trusts Criminal Justice Reform $3,000,000 7/2014
BetaGov Pepperdine University Criminal Justice Reform $200,000 12/2013
Research on Crime, Incarceration and Cannabis Regulation Washington Office on Latin America Criminal Justice Reform $245,000 12/2013