I think it’s safe to say, this is more than a small step for man kind.
It’s been two years since Google.org first launched its formal racial justice portfolio, and to date they have supported organizations using data science and innovative new approaches to advance inclusion and justice for all.
Today, they’re building on this commitment with another $7.5 million in grants to organizations advancing reform in our justice system, bringing their support to $32 million total. They’re also looking back at some of their grantees and achievements to date.
Vera is doing important work to expand the narrative of mass incarceration to include small towns and rural communities where jail populations are increasing most,” said Justin Steele, Principal at Google.org and Racial Justice Giving lead. “We’re proud to support Vera’s creation of a local jail data set and an accessible visualization tool to help end mass incarceration in these communities. Vera is our second largest grantee in our Racial Justice Portfolio, and we look forward to exploring ways that our employees can volunteer and help Vera with their efforts.”
Google is supporting the Leadership Conference Education Fund with a $2 million grant to bolster their effort to help more law enforcement jurisdictions work with community groups, who are a critical partner in policing.