The Foundation has announced awards of $2.74 Million in its fall 2014 grant cycle. (READ MORE)
Jesuit Social Research Institute
Detention Human Rights
To implement the project "An Investment for Change: Promoting Human Rights in Prison Corporations", which aims to provide human rights protections, including medical and mental health care, for the inmates and detainees in prisons and detention centers operated by the two largest private prison corporations in the U.S., Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, Inc. This project of shareholder engagement aims to hold the corporations accountable for implementing human rights policies and practices.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Restricting the Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States
The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation will build on the early success of the model to restrict the use of long-term solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. NPP will continue to investigate prison systems that rely heavily on the practice, document its adverse health effects, and use advocacy and public education to restrict solitary confinement in target states, with the potential for national replication.
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.