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.
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.
The Marshall Project
Health and Mental Health in the U.S. Prison System
The grant supports a series of articles about health and mental issues and the U.S. prison 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.