Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Laura and John Arnold established the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in 2010 with a straightforward mission: to improve lives through evidence-based solutions. The philanthropic organization works to improve the lives of all Americans by addressing the root causes of broken systems that limit opportunity and create injustice, with focus areas in criminal justice, higher education, health, infrastructure, and public finance.
The Cicero Institute
The Cicero Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy think tank located in Austin, Texas. Founded by Joe Lonsdale in 2019, the Cicero Institute is dedicated to researching and advocating for policy solutions that fix our most broken government systems. The Cicero Institute incorporates the principles of innovation, accountability, and transparency into each of its reforms, in order to achieve the “more perfect Union” envisioned by our Founding Fathers.
The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice grew from the growing need for key economic stakeholders to help drive real change. RBIJ engages, educates, and equips businesses and their leaders to participate in meaningful advocacy on key criminal justice issues, support policy-specific reform campaigns, and use their resources and operations to be a force for good in society.
Penal Reform Solutions
Penal Reform Solutions offers a range of service to transform organizational culture in prisons, probation, and correctional services through research-informed, bespoke practices that are inclusive and progressive.
Desert Waters Correctional Outreach
Desert Waters Correctional Outreach was founded in 2003 to develop and offer trauma-specific wellness trainings and other resources for corrections staff and their families. Driven to counter the status quo of corrections culture, which expects “toughness” from officers despite facing constant violence, DWCO emphasizes the development of positive coping skills and other wellness training to handle the impact of the high-stress culture of status-quo corrections.
One Voice United
One Voice United is a campaign to give correctional officers and staff a voice in national conversations about corrections and the criminal justice system. One Voice United amplifies the lived experiences of corrections officers and other staff who can contribute to breaking new ground that better informs comprehensive criminal justice reform for all stakeholders, and works to shift the conversation from one that perpetuates tension between staff and residents to one that is centered on protecting the safety and interests of all who are impacted by the corrections system.
Parks Insurance is working to connect returning citizens to no-cost health insurance through their Giving Insurance Freely for Transition (G.I.F.T.) program through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is SPC’s key partner in our Social Purpose Health Access solution.
Coffee for a Cause
Coffee for a Cause is an independent producer, importer, and distributor of Guatemalan coffee beans, where 100% of net proceeds support A Stronger Foundation, dedicated to innovative approaches in the gaps of transportation, housing, education, and employment for at-promise youth and returning citizens.
Compassion Prison Project
Founded in 2019, Compassion Prison Project raises trauma awareness through education in programming in prisons and impacted communities. Compassion Prison Project has several projects, including a video workshop, correctional officer training camps, and an adverse childhood experience awareness campaign. Compassion Prison Project works internationally in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Project Restart is a collaborative effort comprised of several Atlanta-area nonprofit partners, a financial institution, and other agencies working to reduce recidivism through providing a second chance for success. Through Project Restart, individuals with criminal convictions receive cost-free, 12-week virtual personal development, financial education, entrepreneurship training and exploration of education and employment options.