Measures for Justice donations received

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Basic donee information

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Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Measures for Justice

Donor Total 2016 2015 2014
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,180,000.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 480,000.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 2,084,725.00 2,084,725.00 0.00 0.00
Google.org (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,764,725.00 3,584,725.00 1,700,000.00 480,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Disrupting Bail: An Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Idea Gains Momentum—And Funders2018-05-22Philip Rojc Inside PhilanthropySandler Foundation Laura and John Arnold Foundation Heising-Simons Foundation Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pershing Square Foundation Ford Foundation MaArthur Foundation Open Society Foundations Bail Project Bronx Freedom Fund Measures for Justice Civil Rights Corps Misdemeanor Justice Project JustLeadershipUSA Families Against Mandatory Minimums Review of current state of cause areaCriminal justice reform/bail reformThe article discusses the premise behind bail reform in the context of the United States criminal justice system: people temporarily put in prison often cannot get bail because they lack the funds needed to post as bond. By providing them these funds, they have to spend less time in local jails, and are also in a better position to get legal representation and turn down unfavorable plea deals

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Google.org1,500,000.002016Criminal justice reform/United Stateshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/measures-justice/-- Grantee is a national nonprofit with the goal of making information on the working of their local justice system to anybody in the United States. The grant helps the grantee expand throughout the United States, with an inital focus on California. Googler volunteers are also advising on data processing for the database. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation2,084,725.002016Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation1,700,000.002015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to establish performance measurement standards and benchmarks for cross-county comparisons of justice systems as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Rochester.
MacArthur Foundation480,000.002014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To develop a performance measurement framework and to collect and analyze data for tracking and monitoring criminal justice systems in the state with a focus on pretrial through disposition outcomes (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: Rochester.