Our Impact Areas
All people should have a voice in their community and the opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life.
Art matters. When individuals and communities have the chance to express themselves creatively and hear the stories of others, our society becomes stronger, more compassionate, and better connected.
Education has the power to help people reach their highest potential. Our founder, Leonard Tow, credits early mentorship and the opportunities he received in higher education as paving the way for his future success.
The first step in becoming engaged is becoming aware. Access to information gives people the tools they need to connect, mobilize, and enact change. We define civic engagement as work that helps inform, empower and engage.
We must address the harm caused by unfair systems and work to build new ones grounded in equity and justice. To realize a future in which all people are healthy, safe, and free to lead a fulfilling life, there must be a commitment to racial equity and justice.
A society is only as healthy as its individuals and communities. Building on our earliest grants in medical research, our investments today take a holistic, community-driven approach to health.
We strive to realize a more just, healthy and vibrant society
We support nonprofit organizations and visionary leaders to find and enact innovative solutions to persistent inequality, ensure people can become full participants in their communities, achieve transformative and lasting progress, and develop approaches that allow everyone to reach their full potential.
The Marshall Project Takes Viewers Inside Prisons and Jails
The Marshall Project and VICE News have teamed up to produce an eight-episode video series examining the realities of the US criminal legal system. Developed by people who were formerly incarcerated, “Inside Story” explores issues of crime, punishment and the prison industry through investigative journalism, animated first-person essays and more.