If there's an "it" organization in the criminal justice space right now, it's Measures for Justice, which is attracting support from a growing list of top funders. What's all the excitement about?
With an epidemic of gun violence creating a sense of crisis in Chicago and other cities, some funders are stepping up with new grantmaking efforts, including Google.org and MacArthur.
After years of deadlock on an issue that seems hopelessly polarized, some funders feel new optimism as they invest in state and local strategies to prevent gun violence.
The first anti-trafficking group in the U.S., working locally with survivors who've escaped bondage, is now going stronger than ever. Where does its funding come from?
The California-based Sierra Foundation tried working within the system to improve how juvenile offenders are treated by the law. When that approach hit roadblocks, it switched strategies.
Rising interest among funders in criminal justice has coincided with another trend in philanthropy: new excitement about the potential of better data and evidence-based solutions. How's this playing out?
Even as another multi-million dollar Koch gift goes out the door to curb draconian criminal justice policies, the jury remains deadlocked about the motives for this philanthropy.
Trump's election hasn't slowed philanthropy's drive to reform U.S. criminal justice systems. Most of the reform action is local, which is exactly where top funders are directing a rising flow of grant dollars.
Reeling from defeats in November, opponents of the death penalty are still winning the long game. We look at the top funders behind a slow, steady movement to change attitudes and policy.