Note: The U.S. Programs’ Criminal Justice Fund is not accepting funding requests at this time. Please check this website in 2013 for revised grantmaking priorities and guidelines for submitting letters of inquiry.
The U.S. Programs’ Criminal Justice Fund works to reduce mass incarceration, challenge extreme punishment, and promote justice system accountability in the United States by promoting public investments in effective, community-based strategies that increase public safety.
The Criminal Justice Fund provides funding to organizations that address one or more of its funding priorities through at least one of the following strategies:
- Policy-driven non-partisan analysis and research
- Public education
- Policy advocacy
- Community organizing and mobilization
- Impact litigation
The Criminal Justice Fund will consider proposals from advocacy groups, community groups, scholarly or research institutions, government agencies, associations of elected officials, and nonprofit business associations or initiatives. The Criminal Justice Fund places an emphasis on projects that prioritize the participation and leadership of people directly affected by criminal justice policies and practices.
The Criminal Justice Fund does not provide funding for:
- Activities constituting lobbying
- Programs or direct services
- Start-up costs or seed monies
- Annual fundraising drives
- Projects undertaken by individuals not affiliated with an organization
- General support for first-time applicants
- Capital costs, including equipment or real estate purchases/renovations
- Film production or post-production
The Criminal Justice Fund provides funding to organizations and projects that advance its programmatic strategies for reducing mass incarceration, challenging extreme punishment, and promoting justice system accountability.
We are currently revising our grantmaking priorities. Please check this website in 2013 for revised grantmaking priorities.
The Criminal Justice Fund is not accepting funding requests at this time. Requests for funding received before the new guidelines are issued will not be considered.