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

We are excited to announce that the California Criminal Justice Funders’ Group (CCJFG) report on fellowships for formerly-incarcerated people in California is now public. Once again, thank you for your great assistance in providing your information for the report — Funding the Future: Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People in California.  We hope that the report will be useful to you in promoting the Fellowships, and your organizations. THANK YOU to everyone for your contributions, and great Fellowship programs!

The report was launched at a recent event and webinar by the report’s initiators, the California Criminal Justice Funder’s Group. Much appreciation goes out to Tamisha Walker (Safe Return Project), Ny Nourn (Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus), George Galvís and Daniel Mendoza (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice), and Malachi Garza (Innovative Justice Solutions), who were part of a fantastic panel that launched the report. Everyone on the panel embodied the leadership and benefits that Fellowships around California are actively building.

This report results from an initiative of the CCJFG to organize increased support for Fellowships for people with conviction and incarceration histories, and to support the leadership of directly-impacted people. The report is a key part of their announcement of an Aligned Giving Strategy for Fellowships for Formerly-Incarcerated People. We hope the report is effective in inspiring interest in your Fellowship programs — in highlighting some of the programs and benefits — and in creating additional financial support for your emerging leaders and organizations.

Please feel free to contact us directly with comments on the report — we would love to hear your feedback.

With deep appreciation and respect,
Karen Hsueh ( and Linda Evans (

The report was initiated by the California Criminal Justice Funders’ Group (CCJFG). Founded in 2014, CCJFG is a network of foundations, funders and individual donors investing in a wide range of criminal justice reform efforts in California. CCJFG members and partners come together regularly as an active learning community to share information; learn from criminal justice advocates and thought-leaders; create partnerships and collaborate on specific efforts; amplify criminal justice issues and campaigns; and leverage collective capacity to enhance overall impact in the field. The CCJFG is committed to building knowledge, leveraging resources to strengthen the effectiveness of the criminal justice reform sector, and advancing change in California. The CCJFG is housed at Northern California Grantmakers (NCG).  
Click Here for the Full Report: Funding the Future Fellowships