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.
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.
Expanding Supportive Housing Access for Individuals Re-Entering Society from Criminal Justice System
The project will fund CSH to work on initiatives to expand access to supportive housing for individuals who are re-entering the community after involvement in the criminal justice system.
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.