THE BUTLER IMPACT
Over our almost 30-year history, our grantees have worked tirelessly to prevent and end homelessness, and promote criminal legal reform, particularly ending extreme sentencing.
OUR GRANTEES IN ACTION
AFRICAN COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
African Communities Together has built a membership of thousands of African immigrants reflecting the diversity of the African immigrant diaspora. They are engaged in an active “David and Goliath” campaign to prevent evictions and win rent relief for low-wage African immigrants living in the Southern Towers complex.
ONE DC’s leaders are long-term D.C. residents, tenants living in Section 8 housing, people experiencing housing insecurity, unemployed and underemployed Black workers, and people with past experiences with the criminal legal system. ONE DC is a leader in the Right to Housing campaign to provide safe and affordable housing, and prevent evictions and displacement throughout D.C.
WOMEN ON THE RISE
Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the criminal legal system. Women on the Rise leads the #CommunitiesOverCages #CloseTheJailATL Campaign and continues their fight to repurpose a former jail into a Center for Wellness and Freedom.
Reprieve is dedicated to ending the death penalty worldwide and ending extreme abuses committed under the guise of “national security.” Through advocacy and strategic litigation, Reprieve’s Stop Lethal Injection Project has effectively stopped the supply of lethal injection drugs to the United States and debunked the “humane execution” myth.
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth leads efforts to ban life without parole and other extreme sentences for children. We were a seed funder in 2009. Since then, their work, in partnership with a broad coalition, has led to a quintupling of the number of states that ban juvenile life without parole,and significant legal and legislative reforms banning extreme sentences and ensuring the right to parole around the country.
SOME PAST HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR GRANTEES
Chattanooga Homeless Coalition, over a four-year period, used federal funding to reduce chronic homelessness in the region by 89%, and overall homelessness by 48%.
National Low Income Housing Coalition led a long-term, successful campaign to create a national housing trust fund.
Housing Trust Fund Project provided technical assistance to local and state housing trust fund campaigns which secured $1.2 billion annually for critical housing needs in 47 states and the District of Columbia.
SCANPH’s “Housing LA” trust fund campaign raised $1.2 billion in bonds that the City of LA will use over 10 years to provide capital for permanent supportive housing.