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The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Washington, D.C.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund was awarded $2,800,000 between 2009 and 2020, including 3 grants in Criminal Justice and Equitable Recovery.


2020 • 1 year • Equitable Recovery

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference) is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Together with its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund (The Education Fund), the Leadership Conference focuses on transforming systems that address structural inequality, racism, and injustice with the goal of creating a more open and just society. While this grant is for general operating support, it will enable The Education Fund's voter education campaign to focus on the importance of voting at all levels of the ballot, including prosecutors, sheriffs, judges, as well as county and city officials. The goal is to advance voter education, mobilization, and outreach with a focus on communities of color and other historically disenfranchised groups.


2019 • 2 years • Criminal Justice

The Leadership Conference Education Fund (Education Fund) builds public will for laws and policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of every person in the United States. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation's oldest and largest civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations, the Education Fund focuses on a range of issues from voting rights to educational equity to justice reform. Because of the Education Fund's unique proximity to a leading coalition, it is able to create public education campaigns that leverage a range of diverse voices to empower and mobilize advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. By activating the power of the coalition, the Education Fund and its partners can share innovative research and information around the country and shift the narrative on civil rights. This award enables the Education Fund to support local leaders to end the misuse and overuse of jails through the creation of a Pretrial Justice Reform Hub, which will serve as a depository for technical assistance, engagement, and amplification to the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.  


2009 • 1 year

To advance an accurate count in Census 2010.

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