Other Grants > Justice & Civil Society

These grants promote a just and civil society including education, policy development.

2017


ICivics, Inc

Cambridge, MA
General Operating Support
$25,000
www.icivics.org

North Carolina Justice Center

Raleigh, NC
Using Stories and Film to Build Broad Public Support for Anti-Poverty Policies
$20,000
www.ncjustice.org

State Innovation Exchange

Madison, WI
State Threat Assessment and Response (STAR) program
$75,000
www.stateinnovation.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Defending Democracy Project
$25,000
www.commoncause.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$75,000
www.afj.org

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

Washington, DC
General operating support
$75,000
www.acslaw.org

Free Speech for People, Inc.

Austin, TX

General operating support


$50,000
www.freespeechforpeople.org

New Venture Fund

Washington, DC
General operating support
$75,000
www.newventurefund.org

People for the American Way Foundation

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.pfaw.org

People's Action Institute

Chicago, IL
General operating support
$50,000
www.peoplesaction.org

Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Sustainable and Healthy Energy

Oakland, CA
General operating support (over 2 years)
$150,000
www.psehealthyenergy.org

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$100,000
www.citizen.org/hrg

State Voices

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.statevoices.org

The Partnership Project

Washington, DC
Combined Defense Project
$75,000
www.saveourenvironment.org

William J. Brennan, Jr. Center for Justice, Inc.

New York, NY
General operating support
$75,000
www.brennancenter.org

Democracy Alliance

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000

North Carolina Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Youth Civic Engagement Project
$10,000
www.ncpirg.org

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Training & Civic Education Project
$15,000
vwww.democracy-nc.org

Tyler Clementi Foundation, Inc.

New York, NY
General Operating Support
$20,000
www.tylerclementi.org

2016


Rachel's Network, Inc.

Washington, DC
General Operating Support
$5,000
www.rachelsnetwork.org

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Summer Institute for Secondary Teachers
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
Innocence Claim Review
$15,000
www.nccai.org

Children's Law Center

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.childrenslawcenter.org

Nourish International

Chapel Hill, NC
General operating
$20,000
www.nourish.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Strengthening Democracy in North Carolina
$25,000
www.commoncause.org

Georgia Justice Project

Atlanta, GA
Minimizing Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records through Policy and Education
$15,000
www.gjp.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CPA-Zicklin Index
$15,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Training & Civic Engagement Project
$25,000
www.democracy-nc.org

North Carolina Justice Center

Raleigh, NC
Budget & Tax Center
$20,000
www.ncjustice.org

Scholars for North Carolina's Future

Durham, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.sites.duke.edu/sncf

2015


Alliance for Justice

Washington , DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.afj.org

Blueprint North Carolina

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.blueprintnc.org

Campaign for Youth Justice

Washington , DC
Supporting states in removing youth from adult prisons and jails 
$10,000
www.cfyi.org

iCivics, Inc.

Washington , DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.iCivics.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$5,000
www.nccppr.org

Rachel's Network, Inc.

Washington , DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rachelsnetwork.org

Children's Law Center

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.childrenslawcenter.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
Innocence Claim Review
$10,000
www.nccai.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Creating a more informed, engaged North Carolina electorate
$20,000
www.commoncause.org

Georgetown Ministry Center

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.georgetownministrycenter.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CAP-Zicklin Index
$25,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

North Carolina Justice Center

Raleigh, NC
Telling the Story of Public Policy Impacts in Rural Communities and for NC Families
$20,000
www.ncjustice.org

2014


Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project
$10,000
www.democracy-nc.org

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA
Campaign for Freedom of the Press in Higher Education
$10,000
www.thefire.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccppr.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.pogo.org

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
Global Trade Watch Stop Fast Track Fund
$31,500
www.tradewatch.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington , DC
General operating support

$10,000
www.afj.org

Blueprint North Carolina

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.blueprintnc.org

Childrens Law Center

Washington , DC
General operating support
$20,000
childrenslawcenter.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccai.org

Georgia Justice Project

Atlanta, GA
Minimizing Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records through Policy
$10,000
www.gjp.org

iCivics, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.iCivics.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.ncvotered.com

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Durham, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.southerncoalition.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CPA-Zicklin Index rating companies on their political disclosure and accountability practicies
$20,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Natural Leaders Initiative
$25,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Georgetown Ministry Center

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.georgetownministrycenter.org

International Forum on Globalization

San Francisco, CA
Plutonomy Program, to increase public pressure of the ultra-wealthy individuals who exert undue influence over today's policy outcomes
$15,000
www.ifg.org

MapLight

Berkeley, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.maplight.org

Sunlight Foundation

Washington, DC
After Citizens United: Documenting the "Appearance" of Corporate Corruption
$100,000
www.sunlightfoundation.com

Res Publica

New York, NY
Wildfire Project
$10,000
www.therespublica.org

2013


Connie Goldman Productions

Belmont, MA
Humankind public radio series' documentary on voting rights
$15,000
www.humanmedia.org

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project, offering training and summer workshops for college-age students in North Carolina to develop citizenship responsibilities and community organizing skills
$10,000
www.democracy-nc.org

MDC, Inc.

Durham, NC
Development and dissemination of its report, The State of the South 2014: Youth, Young Adults, and the South's Economic Future
$10,000
www.mdcinc.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccppr.org

North Carolina Justice Center

Raleigh, NC
Expand public education and strategic communication efforts that connect tax policy decisions to the impacts on North Carolina families and institutions
$10,000
www.ncjustice.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.pogo.org

United Republic Education Fund

Florence, MA
Represent.Us for its anti-corruption and campaign finance reform work
$50,000
www.represent.usa

Alliance for Justice

Washington , DC
General operating support

$15,000
www.afj.org

Center for Transformative Action

thaca , NY
Ithaca City of Asylum (over two years)
$10,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc.

Philadelphia , PA
Campaign for Freedom of the Press in Higher Education
$10,000
www.thefire.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccai.org

Nourish International

Carrboro , NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nourish.org

Blueprint North Carolina

Raleigh , NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.blueprintnc.org

Institute for America's Future

Washington , DC
The  Economic Message Project, an initiative designed to help leaders,
activists and organizers talk about the economy with a common set of
messages and positive ideas for creating economic opportunities for all
$20,000
institute.ourfuture.org

Movement Strategy Center

Oakland, CA
Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund
$15,000
movementstrategy.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh , NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.ncvotered.com

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Durham , NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.southerncoalition.org

Center for Responsible Lending

Durham, NC
Digital media expansion to inform consumers about how to avoid abusive financial products and practices
$10,000
www.responsiblelending.org

Georgia Justice Project

Atlanta, GA
Minimizing the collateral consequences of a criminal record in Georgia and the South
$15,000
www.gjp.org

Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation

Kennesaw, GA
In-depth and investigative journalism covering juvenile justice and youth service systems
$10,000
www.kennesaw.edu/ogc

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.pogo.org

2012


Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
CPA-Zicklin Index on corporate political spending
$17,500
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project for college-age students in North Carolina to develop citizenship responsibilities and community organizing skills
$10,000
www.democracy-nc.org

Essential Information

Washington, DC
Corporate Accountability Project
$50,000
www.essential.org

Foundation for Criminal Justice

Washington , DC
Education to media producers on the criminal justice system to improve the quality of media coverage
$10,000
www.nacdl.org/foundation

George Mason University Foundation, Inc.

Fairfax , VA
Reveal Shadow Lobbyists project
$10,000
policy.gmu.edu

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh , NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccppr.org

Nourish International

Carrboro , NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nourishinternational.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington , DC
General support for POGO Transparency, Accountability and Oversight
$15,000
www.pogo.org

Student Press Law Center

Arlington, VA
The School Transparency Project
$10,000
www.splc.org

The Constitution Project

Washington , DC
Rollout of the Report of The Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment
$10,000
www.constitutionproject.org

Third Sector New England

Boston, MA
Free Speech for People
$15,000
www.tsne.org

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs

Washington , DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.washlaw.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.afj.org

iCivics, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.iCivics.org

Movement Strategy Center Action

Oakland, CA
Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund
$15,000
movementstrategy.org

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccai.org

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse's Equal Justice Project
$15,000
www.syr.edu

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA
Campaign for Freedom of the Press in Higher Education
$10,000
www.thefire.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.ncvotered.com

Blueprint North Carolina

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$10,000
blueprintnc.org

Fair Trial Initiative

Durham, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.fairtrial.org

Institute for Global Ethics

Rockport, ME
Web-based program on ethical parenting
$15,000
www.globalethics.org

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
NYC Elder Abuse Center's Elder Justice Media Project
$100,000
www.cornellaging.org/elderabuse

2011


Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project, offering training and summer workshops for college-age students in North Carolina to develop citizenship responsibilities and community organizing skills

$10,000
www.democracy-nc.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccppr.org

Nourish International

Chapel Hill, NC
Increase the capacity and profitability of student-run businesses
$20,500
www.nourishinternational.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$25,000
www.pogo.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.afj.org

George Mason University Foundation, Inc.

Fairfax, VA
Train journalists and the public on how to identify unregistered or shadow lobbyists, who influence pivotal decisions on environmental and social issues
$15,000
policy.gmu.edu

Center for Responsible Lending

Durham, NC
Anti-predatory lending radio outreach program
$30,000
www.responsiblelending.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$25,000
www.ncvotered.com

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccai.org

Nourish International

Chapel Hill, NC
To build the capacity  of its participating students to start and run successful businesses during the 2011-2012 academic year
$10,000
www.nourishinternational.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Essential Information
$50,000

2010


Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability Index, a rating system for companies based on their policies and practices for disclosing, approving and overseeing their political spending
$15,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project, which offers training and summer workshops for college-age students in North Carolina to develop citizenship responsibilities and community organizing skills
$15,000
www.democracy-nc.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccppr.org

Project on Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$22,000
www.pogo.org

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
General operating support for the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a warehouse of government data
$20,000
trac.syr.edu

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nccai.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CA
First phase of Dream of a Nation, a national public education effort to raise awareness of critical environmental and social issues
$20,000
www.saveourplanet.org

Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.afj.org

New York Historical Society

New York, NY
Institute for Constitutional History's Summer 2011 Residential Research Seminar: "The Constitution and Academic Freedom"
$25,000
www.nyhistory.org

Georgia Justice Project

Atlanta, GA
A comprehensive planning effort that will document the organization's unique approach and consider ways to expand its reach
$15,000
www.gjp.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$25,000
www.ncvotered.com

North Carolina Open Government Coalition, Inc.

Elon, NC
General operating support of the Coalition and its Sunshine Center at Elon University
$10,000
www.ncopengov.org

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse for its initiative, "Monitoring Federal Judges Working for Executive Branch Agencies: The Social Security Administration"
$25,000
trac.syr.edu

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
U.S. Global Security Program focused on changing U.S. nuclear weapons policy and reducing nuclear proliferation
$25,000
www.ucsusa.org

2009


Alliance for Justice

Washington, DC
General operating support
$15,000
www.afj.org

Center for Political Accountability

Washington, DC
Accountability Project on corporate political spending
$15,000
www.politicalaccountability.net

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Washington, DC
Analysis of budget and tax policies to address the needs of low-income families and individuals
$25,000
www.cbpp.org

Commonweal Institute, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Progressive Ideas Network - an alliance of multi-issue think tanks and organizations to advance today's progressive movement
$15,000
www.commonwealinstitute.org/partners

Democracy North Carolina

Durham, NC
Youth Leadership Training Project to increase voter participation and reduce the influence of big money in politics
$10,000
www.democracy-nc.org

Fair Trial Initiative

Durham, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.fairtrial.org

Institute for Public Accuracy

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$15,000
www.accuracy.org

International Humanities Center

Pacific Palisades, CA
General operating support for Voter Action
$10,000
www.ihcenter.org

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Institute for Constitutional History programs to ensuring that Americans understand the U.S. Constitution
$10,000
www.nyhistory.org

North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccppr.org

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.ncvotered.com

North Carolina Center for Voter Education

Raleigh, NC
Democracy Fellowship Program
$15,000
www.ncvotered.com

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence

Durham, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nccai.org

Project On Government Oversight

Washington, DC
General operating support
$20,000
www.pogo.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Calabasas, CA
Dream of a Nation project to raise awareness of social and environmental issues and generate revenue for over 40 leading civil society organizations
$10,000
www.saveourplanet.org

Student Press Law Center

Arlington, VA
Student Media Law in 90 Minutes project
$5,000
www.splc.org

The Supreme Court Historical Society

Washington, DC
Supreme Court Summer Institute Teachers and the Atlanta Supreme Court Institute
$100,000
www.supremecourthistory.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
CorpWatch Community Portal
$10,000
www.tides.org

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
U.S. Global Security Program on risks posed by nuclear weapons, nuclear terrorism, and space weapons
$25,000
www.ucsusa.org