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.
Common Justice/Vera Institute of Justice
Common Justice Project Implementation and Expansion
Common Justice is an innovative alternative to incarceration and victim service program based in participatory justice practices that is designed to reduce recidivism, improve the mental health of underserved crime victims, and create a model to help halt cycles of violence and harm.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
National Network for Safe Communities: Outreach and Support for Chronic Violent Offenders
This project will pilot the new support and outreach initiative in three sites currently implementing the National Network for Safe Communities' Group Violence Intervention strategy, which focuses on the very small population of extremely active gang groups most at risk for violent victimization and offending.
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.