Measures for Justice donations received

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 5 1,500,000 1,388,960 480,000 480,000 480,000 1,180,073 1,180,073 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 2,084,725 2,084,725
FIXME 2 480,000 1,090,000 480,000 480,000 480,000 480,000 480,000 480,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000 1,700,000
Criminal justice reform 3 1,500,000 1,588,266 1,180,073 1,180,073 1,180,073 1,180,073 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,084,725 2,084,725 2,084,725 2,084,725

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Measures for Justice

Donor Total 2018 2016 2015 2014
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 3,264,798.00 1,180,073.00 2,084,725.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 2,180,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 480,000.00 (filter this donee) 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,944,798.00 1,180,073.00 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 doneesAffected influencersDocument 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 MacArthur 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 (5 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Arnold Ventures1,180,073.0042018Criminal justice reform To support the nonpartisan implementation of a recently-enacted Florida law.
Arnold Ventures2,084,725.0012016Criminal justice reform To improve develop an online tool that can be used to evaluate the criminal justice process on a county-by-county basis.
Google.org1,500,000.0032016Criminal justice reform/United States 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.
MacArthur Foundation1,700,000.0022015FIXME 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 Foundation480,000.0052014FIXME 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.