Our work is supported by a growing community of generous individuals and the following organizations:

The David and Minnie Berk Foundation was created in 1961 by the family and friends of David and Minnie Berk and the members of the Progressive Synagogue, Brooklyn, N.Y. in honor of David and Minnie Berk’s many years of service to their community.

Although the original goal of the Foundation was to provide educational scholarships, soon after it was created the Foundation decided “to help any person in need.”  Today the foundation awards grants to charitable organizations working in the areas of the arts, education, and social services for youth, the elderly and the needy.

The Max & Anna Levinson Foundation

The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics (PISLAP), is a nationwide group of lawyers, law professors, and law students seeking to transform our legal culture from its current adversarial, individualist emphasis to a healing-centered and communitarian one.  We believe law should foster empathy, compassion, and mutual understanding, and we are committed to social activism that is non-violent, and loving in intention.

Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.

The Sparkplug Foundation is a family foundation that funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education and community organizing. They aim to support the development of emerging democratic movements and communities working on issues of local democracy, justice, and sustainable energy in the rebuilding of the U.S. and global economies.

The Tow Foundation is a family foundation that supports visionary leaders and nonprofit organizations that serve historically marginalized populations, help individuals contribute to their communities, and champion advancements and experiences that make it possible for all people to live healthy and joyous lives.

Trinity Church Wall Street Trinity Church Wall Street’s Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team uses the tools of philanthropy, our convening power, and our voice to advance Trinity’s mission goal of building neighborhoods, leadership, and capacity. The GMI Racial Justice Initiative aims to advance a new, racially equitable justice system that centers community-based restorative and transformative approaches instead of incarceration.


RJI welcomes new funding partnerships with institutional and individual donors.  To become a supporter of change in New York City, you can donate online or mail a check to:

Restorative Justice Initiative
CUNY LawWorks
2 Court Square – Suite: CLW
Long Island City, NY 11101-4356

Please make all checks payable to the Fund for the City of New York and write “Restorative Justice Initiative” on the memo line.

 Header Photo by Maurice Pinzon