Red State, Blue Causes: The Local Foundation Pursuing an Equity Agenda in Ohio

Red State, Blue Causes: The Local Foundation Pursuing an Equity Agenda in Ohio

Ohio helped swing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, and the GOP controls both the governorship and state legislature there. But the Gordon Gund Foundation keeps working against the tide to advance a progressive agenda.

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A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

A Moral and Practical Imperative: A Women's Foundation Fights Mass Incarceration

Women are now the fastest-growing population of incarcerated Americans. The New York Women’s Foundation, the latest funder to take on mass incarceration, has launched a Justice Fund focused on NYC’s women and girls.

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Changing Hearts and Minds: How the Art For Justice Fund Hopes to Reduce Mass Incarceration

Changing Hearts and Minds: How the Art For Justice Fund Hopes to Reduce Mass Incarceration

Helena Huang, project director for the Art for Justice Fund, talks about how the fund’s latest round of grantmaking supports its goal of changing public policy to safely reduce the U.S. prison population.

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Next Up in the Ballmer Group's Opportunity Push: Taking on Youth Incarceration

Next Up in the Ballmer Group's Opportunity Push: Taking on Youth Incarceration

Backstopped by a $40 billion tech fortune, the Ballmer Group continues to expand in new directions, making big gifts of unrestricted support. Here’s a look at its latest major move.

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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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