Grantee Profile

NEO Philanthropy

Grants to NEO Philanthropy

  • $3,500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — NEO Philanthropy manages large-scale, collaborative grantmaking funds and provides fiscal sponsorship and project management to initiatives that address social issues. It will use this grant to support the final year of a five-year public policy campaign to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in states across the country. Public Interest Projects administers and manages the funding collaborative that supports the national campaign.

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — NEO Philanthropy is the fiscal sponsor for the Funders Committee for Civic Participation (the Committee), an affinity group established in 1983 and composed of about 70 foundation staff and trustees, as well as non-profit executives, who fund and support projects intended to strengthen American democracy. The Committee's primary interests include election administration, campaign finance reform, voter engagement, and redistricting; and its activities aim to improve the knowledge and practices of foundations and grantees through events, research, publishing, and peer support. The Committee has been a source of information for the Foundation's American Democracy initiative, and, in partnership with the Foundation Center, has worked to document the activities of the philanthropic sector that are related to American democracy.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Shelby Response Fund is a donor collaborative fund that seeks to support national, state and local organizations working to protect the voting rights of Americans. The Shelby Response Fund was created in late 2013, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, which eliminated the strongest provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The Fund will support nonprofit organizations working at the national, state, and local levels on four interlocking strategies: legal defense; policy development, research, and advocacy; state and local mobilization, communications and media strategies.

  • $3,500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Public Interest Projects manages large-scale, collaborative grantmaking funds and provides fiscal sponsorship and project management to initiatives that address social issues. This grant supports the fourth year of a five-year public policy campaign to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in states nationwide. National campaign operations and activities include: a central office that identifies target states for policy reform, and oversees state-based campaigns; investments in as many as 24 state policy reform efforts; and national communications and outreach to increase the momentum and visibility of reform and elevate a national dialogue in support of such reform across the country.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The project aims to advance knowledge and action to prevent and respond to dangerous speech that has the potential to catalyze violence through policy-driven research, technical assistance, and advocacy while protecting freedom of expression. Activities supported by the grant include assisting technology companies in developing systems for identifying and responding to inflammatory content online in a way that respects international human rights law and applying dangerous speech monitoring in new contexts.

  • $3,550,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Public Interest Projects manages large-scale collaborative grant-making funds and provides fiscal sponsorship and project management to initiatives that address social issues. The grant supports the third year of a five-year public policy campaign funded and administered by Public Interest Projects to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in states across the country.

  • $3,500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Public Interest Projects manages large-scale, collaborative grant-making funds and provides fiscal sponsorship and project management to initiatives that address social issues. This grant will support the second year of a five-year public policy campaign to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in states across the country. National campaign activities include: identifying target states for policy reform, and overseeing state-based campaigns; investing in up to 16 state policy reform efforts; and national communications and outreach to promote reform and advance a national dialogue to support it nationwide.

  • $4,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support the operations of a multi-state campaign to promote juvenile justice systems reform nationally (over 13 months).

  • $36,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the International Human Rights Funders Group project (over three years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the Chicago component of the "Fulfilling the Dream Fund" (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded NEO Philanthropy $19,081,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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