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California Criminal Justice Funders

Who We Are

Founded in 2014, the California Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) is a network of institutional funders and individual donors who invest in a wide range of criminal justice reform efforts in California. As an active learning community, CCJFG members come together regularly to share information, learn from one another and from criminal justice advocates and thought-leaders, create partnerships, collaborate on specific efforts, and leverage our collective capacity on criminal justice issues to enhance our overall impact in the field. The CCJFG is committed to engaging new funders and partners and leverage new resources to strengthen the effectiveness of the criminal justice reform sector in California. The CCJFG is guided by coordinator Adrienne Skye Roberts and an active steering committee.

New First-of-its-Kind Research 

Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.

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Join Us

Propose a Learning Session!

Whether a visit to a prison or other facility, a webinar or another type of event, the CCJFG invites our members to design and propose dynamic timely learning sessions that may be of interest to the broader group. The CCJFG Steering Committee will vet proposals and select and schedule a number of sessions throughout the year. CCJFG’s coordinator will be available to support the development and implementation of sessions. Click Here to Propose an Idea >

Join Our Listserv!

We welcome all funders involved in supporting criminal justice reform in California (as staff from foundations, individual donors, donor-advised funds, etc.) to join the CCJFG Listerv. The Listserv is a great way to stay updated on our events, share information, learn more about criminal justice issues, see what other funders are supporting, and connect with others in the field. Interested in joining? Learn More >


Criminal Justice programming coming soon. In the meantime, take a look at our past events.


The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is pleased to share our first-of-its-kind report “Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.”


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Our criminal justice system is broken. It disproportionately impacts and targets communities of color and poor communities, and costs California taxpayers billions a year, money that could otherwise be directed towards more fruitful investments in community development, drug treatment, mental health services, education, and jobs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

At the end of last year, NCG member Rosenberg Foundation announced that it awarded over $1 million in grants for criminal justice reform in California and the implementation of Proposition 47 (the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act).