Disrupting Bail: An Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Idea Gains Momentum—And Funders

Disrupting Bail: An Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Idea Gains Momentum—And Funders

In the fight against American mass incarceration, bail reform has become a top priority. We get the inside scoop on the Bail Project, which has pulled in millions in funding with a simple idea: pay defendants’ bail.

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A Health Funder Puts Women of Color Front and Center of Latest Work

A Health Funder Puts Women of Color Front and Center of Latest Work

Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and the harsh practices of the criminal justice system. Now, this group is getting new help around these issues from a top funder in California.

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Public Safety, Private Donor: What Should We Make of This Big Grant to Fight Crime?

Public Safety, Private Donor: What Should We Make of This Big Grant to Fight Crime?

With government at all levels facing fiscal problems, more donors are stepping forward to pay for public services. We dive into the latest example—and the tricky issues raised by such giving. 

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Phase One: Agnes Gund's $100 Million Art for Justice Fund Takes Shape

Phase One: Agnes Gund's $100 Million Art for Justice Fund Takes Shape

Five months after its launch, the fund, seeded with money from Gund's sale of Roy Lichtenstein's "Masterpiece," announced its first round of grants, with a surprising focus on literary organizations.

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A Spectrum of Change: Why Is An Art Foundation Tackling Mass Incarceration?

A Spectrum of Change: Why Is An Art Foundation Tackling Mass Incarceration?

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has lately been a leader on arts funding to advance social change. We talk to the foundation's Risë Wilson about how criminal justice moved front and center in this work. 

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What Just Happened at the Open Society Foundations? And What Comes Next?

What Just Happened at the Open Society Foundations? And What Comes Next?

Chris Stone is out as president of OSF. What led to his departure from one of the world's largest foundations? And what challenges, internal and external, does OSF face as it confronts a new era of authoritarianism?

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