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CJI Grant Programs

As an incubator for Criminal Justice Movement organizations led by the people most directly impacted by the criminal legal and immigration systems they seek to transform, the CJI funding model represents a truly diverse and innovative grantmaking community.

CJI review panels bridge social gaps like gender and class, and our giving Circle includes members whose experiences are informed by contact with mass incarceration. All share a deep concern and passion for meaningful, systemic change.

We currently operate three grantmaking Circles, each endowed with a vital scope of work:

Leadership circle@2x

Leadership Circle

Engaged in movement-building for systemic change supporting organizations across the spectrum of criminal justice issues from police interactions, to pre-trial justice, to conditions of confinement, through re-entry.
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SOS@2x

Until She’s Free

Supports women, girls, trans women, and trans girls, gender-non-conforming people, and LGBTQIA-led organizations addressing the unique ways these communities are harmed by violence, incarceration, immigration detention, and deportation.
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Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) Rapid Response Circle

Meets emergency needs and provides flexible funding for urgent movement actions.
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Legacy Programs

Legacy Programs

Philanthropic Partnerships

CJI endeavors to leverage its unique position in the world of philanthropy to assist peer grantmakers with the delivery of strategic, targeted, and effective grant support to advance the fundamental transformation of policing and carceral systems, coupled with community-based approaches to safety and healing on a national scale.

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CJI Grant Programs

As an incubator for Criminal Justice Movement organizations led by the people most directly impacted by the criminal legal and immigration systems they seek to transform, the CJI funding model represents a truly diverse and innovative grantmaking community.

CJI review panels bridge social gaps like gender and class, and our giving Circle includes members whose experiences are informed by contact with mass incarceration. All share a deep concern and passion for meaningful, systemic change.

We currently operate four grantmaking Circles, each endowed with a vital scope of work:

Leadership circle@2x

Leadership Circle

Engaged in movement-building for systemic change supporting organizations across the spectrum of criminal justice issues from police interactions, to pre-trial justice, to conditions of confinement, through re-entry.
SOS@2x

Until She’s Free

Supports women, girls, trans women, and trans girls, gender-non-conforming people, and LGBTQIA-led organizations addressing the unique ways these communities are harmed by violence, incarceration, immigration detention, and deportation.
SOS 3_BW

Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) Rapid Response Circle

Meets emergency needs and provides flexible funding for urgent movement actions.
Legacy Programs

Legacy Programs

Philanthropic Partnerships

CJI endeavors to leverage its unique position in the world of philanthropy to assist peer grantmakers with the delivery of strategic, targeted, and effective grant support to advance the fundamental transformation of policing and carceral systems, coupled with community-based approaches to safety and healing on a national scale.