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NCJ Number: 134806 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: The Burden Study of Foundation Grantmaking Trends
Author(s): N F Jacobs; I B Sommers
Corporate Author: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Prisoner Reentry Institute
United States of America
Editor(s): L Renz
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: Florence V Burden Foundation
New York, NY 10020
Foundation Ctr
New York, NY 10003
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY 10019
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87954-381-7
Sale Source: Foundation Ctr
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines how foundation resources have been allocated within the field of crime and justice from 1983 through 1987, based on a sample of foundation grants reported in the Foundation Center's grants database.
Abstract: During the period studied, 410 funders gave out 3,794 grants totaling $150.9 million. Support for crime and justice grew from 0.4 percent of overall funding in 1979 to $43.1 million or 1.7 percent in 1987. Domestic violence, crime prevention, and rehabilitation grants accounted for about half of grant dollars of grants less than $500,000 with corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and alternatives to incarceration each receiving about 7 to 8 percent of funding. Forty-seven percent of the total grant funding was spent on general or ongoing program support, and 16 percent was used for new program development. Research received 7 percent and dissemination 6 percent. A 1989-90 survey of 219 grantmakers, crime and justice practitioners, government policymakers, and academicians found that support for at-risk families, alternatives to incarceration, rehabilitation, and drug abuse were the most underfunded issues in the last 5 years. Recommended measures include cross-referencing in the Foundation Center database and improved information dissemination. Tables, figures, appended survey instruments, and 17 references
Main Term(s): Charitable foundations; Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Criminal justice projects; Criminal justice research; Funding sources
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