The Foundation awarded more than $2 Million in the spring 2015 grant making cycle.
The mid-year grant awards were given to nine organizations working on a range of issues.
In January 2015, Community Solutions launched Zero: 2016 to help participating communities end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. Community Solutions will work with 71 participating communities, training them to design and implement coordinated assessment and housing placement systems and to make data-driven decisions with time bound goals.
Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans
Private Prison Human Rights Implementation
The goal of this multi-year, shareholder engagement project is to promote and protect human rights at prisons and detention centers operated by Corrections Corporation of America and The Geo Group, Inc., by having both companies fully implement policies consistent with the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights. Objectives include: 1) Having the companies develop and implement effective training on human rights for their front-line personnel, executive leadership, and the inmates and detainees in their custody; and 2) Having the companies commit to tracking, demonstrating, and reporting in detail to shareholders on the implementation of their human rights policies and the impacts those policies are making.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.