The path toward transformation looks different in California than it does in Mississippi than it does in Utah. We invest in localized strategies, directly impacted leaders, and nonprofits—amplifying their know-how to create stronger advocacy ecosystems from the bottom-up.
The majority of real, measurable change in justice reform comes from advancing policy and practice together. We combine a unique mix of c3 and c4 funding to provide holistic support—moving resources into the hands of advocates, allies, and leaders faster and as needs arise.
We know the pathway to progress is often nonlinear. Wins aren’t always apparent or easy to measure. The Hollywood-ending moments, the quieter triumphs, and the lessons in disguise are all progress in our book. We fight for the biggest thing we can—without letting perfect be the enemy of good. Explore our goals and areas of work to see how your advocacy might align with our grantmaking.
Funding priorities that map to the progress we want to see:
We fund justice reform organizations and their day-to-day operations at the state and national level—with a focus on impacted leaders and state-based activities.
We invest in key advocacy moments—from public education to ballot measures— with bounded timeline and goals.
We invest in news media infrastructure and narrative work that helps elevate justice reform and shifts the way we talk and think about the system.
We support community-centered models for justice that prevent crime, repair harm, and strengthen communities.
We help create inroads and weave connections between funders, decision makers, and experts to channel resources, expertise, and ultimately maximize impact.
We’re here to fund you in a critical moment of crisis or opportunity.
Are you advancing justice reform in your work? Let us know what you’re up to.
This is an open call to all the stubborn optimists who won’t take no for an answer, believe change is possible, and know the ins-and-outs of the system wherever they live. Tell us about your work, so we can keep you top of mind for future funding opportunities.
Please note that submitting this form is not a guarantee of funding. We want to get familiar with your work and if funding is available and priorities are aligned we will contact you to submit a proposal. Thank you!