Today, the Art for Justice Fund released the names of 38 grant recipients for Spring 2018. These new grantees are comprised of a mix of extraordinary organizations, advocates, writers and artists working in communities most harmed by mass incarceration and where the promise of change is greatest. These latest grants build on the investments made last fall and bring the total amount deployed by the Fund to almost $32 million.
Agnes Gund, founder of the Art for Justice Fund, welcomed the new round of grantees, saying:
I am thrilled to support this mix of truly exceptional visionaries who are helping to change the way we think about criminal justice in America. From advocates to artists, storytellers to policy experts, each of our grantees is helping to dismantle an unjust system and culture that preys on vulnerable communities.
With this round of grants in particular, the Art for Justice Fund is emphasizing support to women and children. We know that children whose parents get trapped in the criminal justice system are more likely to be incarcerated later themselves. We need to break this vicious cycle that is devastating the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities.
I hope the Art for Justice Fund, and the work that we support, will inspire others to join the movement to end mass incarceration.
The newest grants range from $25,000 to $2 million, based on the scope of the project, and reflect the Fund’s four key areas of interest.
In partnership with the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors provides programmatic support and fiscal sponsorship for the Art for Justice Fund.Back to News