“People who are most proximate to the harm are also most proximate to the solutions. Families who have been personally impacted by mass incarceration are field ‘experts.’ Our responsibility as funders is to center them to lead the movement.”
Terrence Bogans, Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
As part of our broader economic justice strategy, The New York Women’s Foundation launched the Justice Fund to help dismantle mass incarceration and its impact on women and families. The Fund is a first of its kind effort to bring a gender and racial equity lens to effect broad-based community engagement and systems change; uplift the leadership of directly impacted women and system-impacted family and community members; and support transformative reentry, preventative and reengagement strategies and programs.
The Fund is a collaborative effort spearheaded and managed by The Foundation in partnership with philanthropic organizations and individual donors.
Through this collaboration, philanthropy is mobilized to increase sustained investments for organizations that are working to end mass incarceration and its effects:
We welcome your support and partnership in the fight to end mass incarceration. To learn more about becoming a funding partner, please contact Dominique-Laura Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.