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Amidst rapidly deteriorating conditions at Rikers Island jail in NY, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Less Is More Act. The bill ends jail time for most nonviolent parole violations and will help release several hundred people from city jails. Many grantee partners, including Katal Center, A Little Piece of Light, Women’s Community Justice Association and the Fortune Society supported this act.


The Tow Foundation stands in solidarity with the Black community and its allies to dismantle the systems that have contributed to the racial injustice and deep, violent oppression in our country. We encourage our peers in philanthropy to do the same, using both their words and actions. Staying silent is not an option. The Tow Foundation is committed to highlighting the work of our grantee partners in support of a more safe, just and equitable society for all. Please tune in to their social media channels to learn more.

Leonard Tow
Founder & Chair,
Board of Trustees

We must break away from the concept that only government has the power and resources to change lives. Individuals and small organizations make big things happen.