We invest in organizations that address the inequities of homelessness and the criminal justice system.
Ending homelessness requires housing and much more. Our grantees are effective advocates who leverage resources and champion new and innovative models.
Our homelessness investments span a range of issues, including:
- Access and supply of affordable housing
- Increasing job opportunities and career pathways for people experiencing homelessness
- Ending the cycle of homelessness for youth, including those aging out of foster care
We serve as an intermediary to deepen our work and extend our reach.
The Oak Foundation deploys the Butler Family Fund’s sophisticated network by designating us as a grantmaking intermediary. Using our twenty plus years of experience, we design strategy to identify and leverage policy opportunities to prevent and end homelessness.
Criminal Justice Reform:
Ending extreme sentencing is a key step toward reforming the U.S. criminal justice system. Our grantees are advocates who are dedicated to making the U.S. criminal justice system more humane, fair, and equitable.
Our criminal justice investments span a range of issues, including:
- Abolition of the U.S. death penalty
- Ending the sentence of juvenile life without parole
- Improving the juvenile justice system
- Broader issues of criminal justice, as they fit within the Fund’s strategic interests
We work in close partnership with other funders to bring needed resources to criminal justice reform.
Our grants seek to reduce the connections between homelessness and criminal justice.