We believe in a world where every person can thrive with dignity.”
Priscilla Chan

We want to help create a future for everyone that is more just, inclusive, and full of opportunity. From helping families navigate rising housing costs, to supporting common-sense immigration policies, to reforming the criminal justice system, we focus on tackling the systemic barriers that hold so many back from reaching their full potential. We do this alongside the communities we serve, learning from and partnering with the organizations and leaders most deeply affected by these challenges.

In order to best empower some of these bodies of work at a critical juncture for reform, we announced $350 million in new commitments to criminal justice reform work and the transition of this portfolio to an independent organization, the The Just Trust over the course of 2021. In addition, we invested an additional $100 million over the next three years to support immigration reform efforts through our long-term partner FWD.us.

Aly Tamboura, Justice & Opportunity at CZI, Richard "Bonaru" Richardson, and Earlonne Woods, co-Host of EarHustle, catch up during a recent visit at San Quentin.
August 21, 2018 | Aly Tamboura, Justice & Opportunity at CZI, Richard "Bonaru" Richardson, and Earlonne Woods, co-Host of EarHustle, catch up during a recent visit at San Quentin.
August 21, 2018 | Aly Tamboura, Justice & Opportunity at CZI, Richard "Bonaru" Richardson, and Earlonne Woods, co-Host of EarHustle, catch up during a recent visit at San Quentin.

Focus Areas

Criminal Justice Reform

The justice system must be redesigned with community health and safety at its core, rather than incarceration. Through advocacy, grantmaking, technology, and innovation, we work to drive change and build opportunities for those impacted by the justice system.

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Housing Affordability

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is crucial to a family’s success and to building healthy and diverse communities. We work with community leaders, advocates, researchers, policymakers, and investors to help more people find housing that meets their needs.

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Immigration Reform

We believe in an immigration system that keeps families and communities together, fosters smart policies that drive economic growth for all, and supports a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants without status who call America home.

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David Plouffe, Strategist in Residence, in a meeting to sync about policy at CZI.
September 18, 2018 | David Plouffe, Strategist in Residence, in a meeting to sync about policy at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu
September 18, 2018 | David Plouffe, Strategist in Residence, in a meeting to sync about policy at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu

Meet Our Team

2019 | Jolene Forman, Director, Criminal Justice Reform, at the JOI All-Hands meeting in Redwood City | Photograph by CZI.
2019 | Jolene Forman, Director, Criminal Justice Reform, at the JOI All-Hands meeting in Redwood City | Photograph by CZI.

I have the privilege to constantly learn from my peers and our partners about how to build a more inclusive and just future.

Ruby Bolaria Shifrin
2018 | Judith Freeman, Movement Capacity Building Strategist, at the FICPFM conference in Orlando FL | Photograph by CZI.
2018 | Judith Freeman, Movement Capacity Building Strategist, at the FICPFM conference in Orlando FL | Photograph by CZI.

Leadership

Ruby Bolaria Shifrin Director, Housing Affordability
Osi Imeokparia INTERIM HEAD OF JUSTICE & OPPORTUNITY AND VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY
Sasha Post Director, Policy Programs
Ana Zamora Director, Criminal Justice Reform
David Plouffe STRATEGIST IN RESIDENCE