The Foundation announced awards of approximately $3.5 Million for its spring 2016 grant-making cycle. The awards were given to nine organizations working on a range of issues: (READ MORE)
Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones
Private prisons and public health: an investigative report
Mother Jones will publish at least 2 major investigative reporting projects this coming year, each of which focuses on the nexus between criminal justice, community well-being, and public health. Upon publication, Mother Jones will promote the work via social media in order to maximize its reach and influence.
Coverage of Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Populations
NPR will examine a broad range of topics within criminal justice, including such critical matters as mental illness within the criminal justice system, the intersection of crime and policing within distressed neighborhoods and the efforts being made around prison reform.
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.