Tiger Foundation currently gives funding consideration to programs in New York City in four main areas: Education, Employment, Youth and Families, and Criminal Justice. In addition to the guidelines below, please make sure to read the “What We Look For” section of this website, which outlines several Tiger Foundation evaluation criteria that are applied to our consideration of requests in all program areas.
The Criminal Justice Committee was established in 2008 to support the work of organizations and systems serving populations at various stages of justice involvement. Individuals involved with the criminal justice system face a host of challenges, often including low levels of education, lack of stable housing, histories of substance abuse and mental illness, and an immediate need to find employment. There is also a broader need for more effective public investment in programs that help incarcerated individuals, both prior to their release and immediately thereafter. The committee funds innovative programs that improve outcomes for New Yorkers as they emerge from justice involvement, and looks to support efforts to improve the effectiveness of the significant investment of public resources used to transition adults and young people from justice involvement to productive, stable, and healthy lives.
We pursue this strategy in the following ways:
We consider the following indicators of success when evaluating programs working within the criminal justice area: