David Rockefeller Fund

Criminal Justice

“The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of the civilization of any country.”

—Winston Churchill

 

Priority

Supporting bold new ideas and policy proposals and initiatives for transforming U.S. detention/incarceration policy

Geographic Focus

National

2016 Grantees

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth  Washington, DC $25,000
Center for Constitutional Rights New York, NY $150,000 over 3 years
Center for Mindfulness and Criminal Justice  Berkeley, CA  $25,000
Fractured Atlas (for Working Narratives) New York, NY $20,000
John Jay College of Criminal Justice  New York, NY $50,000
JustLeadershipUSA  New York, NY $50,000
New Venture Fund (for Youth First Initiative) Washington, DC $50,000 over 2 years
New York Juvenile Justice Initiative  New York, NY $2,500
Project on Government Oversight  Washington, DC  $20,000
Sentencing Project Washington, DC $25,000
Tides Center (for Detention Watch Network) San Francisco, CA $50,000 over 2 years
Vera Institute of Justice  New York, NY $25,000

2015 Grantees

Bard Prison Initiative Annandale-on-Hudson, NY $25,000
Center for Constitutional Rights New York, NY $50,000
Detention Watch Network Washington, DC $25,000
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY $60,000
Just Detention International  Los Angeles, CA  $20,000
JustLeadershipUSA New York, NY $50,000
Sentencing Project Washington, DC $35,000
Sheltering Arms New York, NY $25,000
Working Narratives-Nation Inside Wilmington, NC $20,000
Youth First! Initiative Arlington, VA $20,000
Youth Represent New York, NY $20,000

2014 Grantees

Advocates for Children of New York New York, NY $20,000
Bard Prison Initiative Annandale-on-Hudson, NY $25,000
Center for Constitutional Rights New York, NY $50,000
Detention Watch Network Washington, DC $25,000
Episcopal Social Services* New York, NY $25,000
Fortune Society* New York, NY $25,000
John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY $50,000
JustLeadershipUSA New York, NY $15,000
Sentencing Project Washington, DC $35,000
Vera Institute of Justice New York, NY $25,000
Working Narratives-Nation Inside Wilmington, NC $20,000
Youth Represent* New York, NY $25,000

2013 Grantees

Advocates for Children of New York
School Justice Project
New York, NY $20,000
Bard Prison Initiative
Women’s Program
New York, NY $25,000
Center for Constitutional Rights New York, NY $50,000
Center for NuLeadership New York, NY $20,000
Detention Watch Network Washington DC $25,000
Fortune Society
Better Living Center
Queens, NY $40,000
Sentencing Project Washington, DC $30,000

2012 Grantees

Advocates For Children of New York 
School Justice Project
New York, NY $20,000
Center for Court Innovation 
Brownsville Youth Court
New York, NY $30,000
College And Community Fellowship 
Education from the Inside Out
New York, NY $70,000  over 2 years
Detention Watch Network New York, NY $20,000
Fortune Society 
Better Living Center
New York, NY $40,000
Getting Out and Staying Out New York, NY $25,000
John Jay College Of Criminal Justice New York, NY $100,000  over 2 years
Sentencing Project National $30,000
Youth Represent New York, NY $70,000  over 2 years

2011 Grantees

Center for Court Innovation 
Brownsville Youth Court
New York, NY $30,000
Fortune Society 
Better Living Center
New York, NY $30,000
Getting Out and Staying Out New York, NY $25,000
Mayors Fund to Advance New York City 
New York City Department of Probation
New York, NY $25,000
Sentencing Project National  $30,000
Vera Institute of Justice 
Brooklyn for Brooklyn
New York, NY $50,000

2010 Grantees

College & Community Fellowship 
Education Inside/Out Coalition
New York, NY $100,000 over 2 years
Common Ground 
Brownsville Partnership
New York, NY $50,000
The Dome Project New York, NY $15,000
Episcopal Social Services 
Network in Prisons/Network in Communities
New York, NY $15,000
The Horticultural Society of New York 
GreenHouse/GreenTeam
New York, NY $15,000
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
Prison to College Pipeline
New York, NY $100,000 over 2 years
Peace Alliance Educational Institute 
Youth Promise Act
Washington, DC $25,000
Vera Institute of Justice 
Brownsville Partnership
New York, NY $50,000
Voices Unbroken New York, NY $10,000
Women on the Rise Telling Her Story New York, NY $20,000
Youth Represent New York, NY $50,000 over 2 years