The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation was established in 1959. Because the foundation has limited funds, the Shaw Trustees are interested in funding initiatives that demonstrate a current awareness of important problems confronting our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The foundation is committed to making grants that can make a real difference in the way our justice system operates. Therefore, to assist prospective applicants in preparing requests for funding, we provide the following priorities for funding:
- Research, analysis, and journalism, that examine important criminal and juvenile justice issues and offer ways to improve the administration of justice in Massachusetts.
- Initiatives that demonstrate innovative approaches to the reintegration of adult and juvenile offenders leaving correctional and detention facilities.
- Programs that demonstrate effective inter-agency and community collaboration models for crime prevention.
Initiatives that address the legal, social and rehabilitative needs of juvenile and adult offenders through advocacy, public education and training.