Vera Institute of Justice donations received

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Basic donee information

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Websitehttp://www.vera.org/
Twitter usernameverainstitute
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Institute_of_Justice
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Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 56 300,000 591,704 8,000 50,000 122,638 150,000 200,000 300,000 412,000 600,000 815,000 1,000,000 8,000,000
Criminal justice reform 10 100,000 197,436 8,000 8,000 50,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 332,648 384,273 499,436
FIXME 42 412,000 721,097 38,000 100,094 148,790 162,934 250,158 412,000 600,000 755,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 8,000,000
Special Projects 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Communities 1 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000 225,000
U.S.-Latin American Relations 2 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vera Institute of Justice

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2002 2001 2000 1989
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 18,531,067.00 692,000.00 200,000.00 9,749,000.00 822,638.00 1,755,000.00 900,000.00 2,100,094.00 1,120,922.00 511,242.00 250,158.00 0.00 281,223.00 148,790.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 11,755,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 970,000.00 2,350,000.00 1,392,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 38,000.00 815,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (filter this donee) 1,516,357.00 1,216,357.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 358,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 308,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Welfare Foundation (filter this donee) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 33,135,424.00 1,908,357.00 3,350,000.00 11,327,000.00 3,172,638.00 3,147,000.00 900,000.00 3,400,094.00 1,158,922.00 1,326,242.00 250,158.00 600,000.00 281,223.00 398,790.00 600,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00 1,000,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (56 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 56)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Ford Foundation142,000.00432018-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the From Brutality and Malign Neglect to Human Dignity Project to introduce a cohort of state-level corrections officials and justice reform leaders to innovative approaches to prison reform through a tour of German and Norwegian prisons. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation550,000.00202018-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Unlocking Potential: Postsecondary Education as a Disrupter of Mass Incarceration initiative to improve access to postsecondary education in prisons. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@9190990###No Intention; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation332,648.00272018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation384,273.00242018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2019. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation499,436.00222018Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2018 - 2020. Affected countries: United States.
Ford Foundation200,000.00342017-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To test and implement Compstat 2.0 for nationwide adoption to help the police force to reduce and prevent crime while enhancing their ability to build trust and accountability in the communities they serve. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Open Philanthropy Project50,000.00502017-03Criminal justice reform/Safety and justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-criminal-justice-reform-reportChloe Cockburn Grant to support a report on the state of safety and justice reform. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-06-26.
Public Welfare Foundation100,000.00472017Criminal justice reformhttp://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/our-grants/-- Support to Common Justice to help develop community-based reinvestment strategies nationally. Affected regions: New York, NY; affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0052017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support communications activities aimed at educating and informing policymakers, practitioners and the public on the need to reduce overreliance on jails as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0022017FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- for project coordination and technical assistance to local jurisdictions seeking to reduce jail use safely and address racial and ethnic disparities as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation500,000.00212016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Common Justice Project to find alternatives to incarceration that also address the needs of the victims of crime. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation49,000.00522016-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a convening of a cross-section of advocates, policymakers, funders and academics at the White House to discuss reducing mass incarceration and advancing the success of those returning from prison. Affected regions: 1045###United States###50@@@1083###Washington, D.C.###50; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation8,000,000.0012016-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to address persistent prejudice and discrimination based on gender, race, and ethnicity within America’s justice systems and core support for institutional strengthening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Open Philanthropy Project100,000.00472016-07Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-new-orleans-user-funded-justice-systemChloe Cockburn Grant supports the New Orleans office for research into and cost-benefit analysis of the New Orleans user-funded justice system. Specifically: impposition of financial bail as a condition of pretrial release, the assessment of fines and fees at sentencing, and the relationship between these practices and the number of people in jail. Disclosure: Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, Chloe Cockburn, had worked at the Vera Institute New Orleans office for a year earlier. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Orleans; announced: 2016-09-20.
Open Philanthropy Project8,000.00562016-06Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justice-2Chloe Cockburn Grant to support Brooklyn-based project Common Justice. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. This is a followup grant to a much larger grant (200000 USD) made in 2016-02 for the same purpose; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justice. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-07-01.
Open Philanthropy Project200,000.00342016-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justiceChloe Cockburn Grant is for Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based initiative. Grant intended to scale up space and staff for Common Justice to 1) increase outreach and promotion of its ideas, 2) scale up its intervention program so that its effectiveness can be studies more robustly. Detailed writeup available. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-04-07.
Ford Foundation1,200,000.0042016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final support for the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education and Reentry project in New Jersey and North to expand access to higher education for people in prison and those recently released. Affected regions: 692###New Jersey###50@@@715###North Carolina###50; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation100,000.00472016Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2017. Affected countries: United States.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation200,000.00342016Criminal justice reformhttp://www.arnoldfoundation.org/grants/-- Grant period: 2016 - 2018. Affected countries: United States.
MacArthur Foundation970,000.00102016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support communications activities aimed at educating and informing policymakers, practitioners and the public on the need to reduce overreliance on jails as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation122,638.00452015-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To convene a conference on the use of empirical research in criminal justice advocacy and provide technical assistance to Chinese researchers. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###100; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation700,000.00152015-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to improve justice and safety systems and services; core support for Common Justice to find alternatives to incarceration, and the NOLA Program to reduce the use of local incarceration. Affected regions: 149###Brooklyn###57@@@694###New Orleans###7@@@1045###United States###36; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177888###Black or African American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation2,000,000.0022015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To coordinate and provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions seeking to reduce jail use safely as part of the criminal justice reform initiative to reduce over-incarceration (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation350,000.00262015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of the Status Offense Reform Center. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation755,000.00132014-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support and for core support to assist in leadership transition and development, and to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State. Affected regions: 696###New York###20@@@1045###United States###80; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.0052014-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To demonstrate the efficacy of postsecondary education through re-entry programs for the incarcerated and recently released and for technical assistance to a proposed California prison initiative. Affected regions: 168###California###20@@@692###New Jersey###40@@@715###North Carolina###40; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation150,000.00392014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support participation in the planning, design and launch of the Foundation's criminal justice reform initiative, the Safety and Justice Challenge. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation412,000.00232014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To plan and organize a Congressional briefing series on criminal and juvenile justice systems reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation830,000.00112014FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of research, communications, and technical assistance under the Foundation's forthcoming national initiative to reduce misuse and overuse of jails. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation700,000.00152013-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Final core support for the Prosecution and Racial Justice program and for the Common Justice alternative-to-prison program and for study on stop and frisk practices in New York City. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation200,000.00342013-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For a fellowship program in empirical research methodology for Chinese criminal justice scholars & to investigate U.S. governors’ interest in the Brave Governors Project to reduce prison populations. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###75@@@1045###United States###25; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.0052012-10-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To develop, pilot and document postsecondary education and re-entry programs for incarcerated and recently released ex-offenders in North Carolina and New Jersey. Affected regions: 692###New Jersey###50@@@715###North Carolina###50; @@@9177888###Black or African American@@@9177890###White or Causcasian@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation100,094.00462012-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To convene the 2012 annual conference on the use of empirical methods for Chinese criminal justice reform and provide technical assistance on pilot projects to Chinese partners. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###100; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation1,000,000.0052012-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to promote justice systems that are fairer, more humane and more effective. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation720,000.00142012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support the national diffusion of Models for Change innovations in policy and practice for the diversion of status offenders from the juvenile justice system (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation580,000.00192012FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research, data analysis, and strategic planning in the Models for Change states (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation600,000.00172011-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Prosecution and Racial Justice program to help prosecutors analyze the impact of race on decision making and for the Common Justice alternative-to-prison & victim-service program. Affected regions: 210###Charlotte###25@@@634###Milwaukee###25@@@697###New York City###25@@@867###San Diego###25; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00392011-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To train promising Chinese researchers in the use of empirical research methodology to promote criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 103###Beijing Municipality###100; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation370,922.00252011-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To plan and develop a pilot project to provide government-funded legal representation to detained non-citizens facing deportation. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation38,000.00552011FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To prepare white papers on community corrections and the social and economic consequences of high rates of incarceration (over six months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation162,934.00382010-04-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To host study visits by young Chinese criminal justice scholars and train them in the use of empirical research and pilot projects to promote criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###80@@@1045###United States###20; 9177456###No Intention@@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation48,308.00532010-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To advise Chinese criminal justice scholars and train them in the use of empirical research and pilot projects to promote criminal justice reform and for conferences in Sichuan and Beijing. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###100; 9177456###No Intention@@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation300,000.00282010-02-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Prosecution and Racial Justice program to help district attorneys analyze the impact of race and ethnicity on prosecutorial decisions in criminal cases. Affected regions: 210###Charlotte###25@@@634###Milwaukee###25@@@867###San Diego###25@@@1045###United States###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation815,000.00122010FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support research, data analysis, and strategic planning on status offenders in Models for Change states (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation250,158.00312009-05-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Prosecution and Racial Justice program to help district attorneys analyze the impact of race and ethnicity on prosecutorial decisions in criminal cases. Affected regions: 210###Charlotte###25@@@634###Milwaukee###25@@@867###San Diego###25@@@1045###United States###25; 9177456###No Intention@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation600,000.00172008FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- Support for data analysis and facilitated strategic planning in Models for Change states (over two years). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation131,223.00442007-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To host study visits by young Chinese criminal justice scholars and train them in the use of empirical research and pilot projects to promote criminal justice reform. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###80@@@1045###United States###20; 9177456###No Intention@@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00392007-07-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Prosecution and Racial Justice program to analyze the disparate racial impact of criminal prosecutions in three pilot sites: Charlotte, Milwaukee and San Diego. Affected regions: 210###Charlotte###25@@@634###Milwaukee###25@@@867###San Diego###25@@@1045###United States###25; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation148,790.00422006-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To host two study visits by Chinese criminal justice reformers and provide technical assistance to criminal justice sector pilot projects in China. Affected regions: 223###China, People's Republic of###100; @@@; China; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation250,000.00322006FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For data analysis and facilitated strategic planning in Models for Change states (over 18 months). Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00282002-04-15U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/vera-institute-of-justice-for-the-global-alliance-for-justice/-- For The Global Alliance For Justice.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.00282002-04-15U.S.-Latin American Relationshttps://hewlett.org/grants/vera-institute-of-justice-for-the-global-alliance-for-justice/-- For The Global Alliance For Justice.
MacArthur Foundation40,000.00542001FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To support a meeting on racial bias and the death penalty. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Hewlett Foundation50,000.00502000-08-08Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/vera-institute-of-justice-for-a-seminar-series-in-russia/-- For A Seminar Series In Russia.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0051989FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To build the endowment. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Knight Foundation225,000.0033--Communitieshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3805-- Grant period: 06/01/2005 - 06/01/2008; goal: To develop tools and support efforts by the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office and two others to ensure racial fairness in the prosecutorial process.