Grantee Profile

Brennan Center for Justice

Grants to Brennan Center for Justice

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan institute for law and policy, affiliated with New York University School of Law. The Center will use this grant to convene a roundtable discussion among experts, practitioners, and advocates to explore potential strategies to address reducing disparities as an explicit and integral part of criminal justice systems reform, and the trade-offs; and develop a report synthesizing the roundtable's discussion into specific recommendations for concrete and practical activities that will be made available to the field and the general public.

  • $60,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Brennan Center for Justice works to analyze the role of money in American politics and enable participation in the electoral process of all eligible voters. The Brennan Center's Democracy Program conducts research, publishes influential studies, convenes conferences, develops policy proposals, supports strategy development, and participates in litigation to defend campaign finance laws and oppose laws that restrict the rights of voters. This grant will help the Brennan Center pay the unexpected costs it is incurring in responding to a special opportunity to advance comprehensive campaign finance reform in New York State, as well as support other Democracy Program activities.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan organization that conducts comprehensive research, publishes influential studies, convenes conferences, develops policy proposals, and participates in litigation to defend campaign finance laws and overturn laws that restrict the rights of voters. It employs a multifaceted approach of broad public education and legal, grassroots, legislative, and research strategies with a goal of long-term fundamental revitalization of our nation's democratic institutions. This grant will provide support to the Brennan Center's efforts in support of campaign finance reform and protecting the rights of all eligible voters.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Brennan Center for Justice $635,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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