Investing in ending mass incarceration with a gender and racial equity lens to promote justice, safety and overall well-being for women and families in New York City.
The Justice Fund supports community solutions that reduce incarceration, move our city and country toward decriminalization, and invest in economic opportunity, health and safety for system-impacted people and communities. Our approach centers individuals with histories of justice system involvement, community leaders, CBOs and leaders from academia and research in order to leverage their local voices and visions.
The Fund is a collaborative effort with other philanthropic organizations and donors.
Support to 11 Grantee Partners secured policy victories such as statewide Bail Reform and the guarantee of closing Rikers Island by 2026.
Investments in 2019 supported Grantee Partners that advocated and won a reduction of bed capacity in new borough-based facilities–promoting a 50% jail population decrease by 2026.