EIN 13-3839293

Brennan Center for Justice

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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform, revitalize – and when necessary, defend – their country's systems of democracy and justice.
Also known as...
William J Brennan Center for Justice
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Program areas at Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center works to: protect voting rights; ensure free and fair elections; balance civil liberties with national security; defend the rule of law; and advance meaningful criminal Justice reform. We conduct research and develop policy proposals in those and related areas. We educate the public on and advocate for our policy proposals. We litigate and provide other legal advocacy and policy expertise on our issues nationally and to bolster advocacy led by state and grassroots initiatives.

Grants made by Brennan Center for Justice

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
R Street InstituteBuilding Website and Expenses Associated With Collaboration on Committee for Safe and Secure Elections.$100,000
We the Veterans FoundationDigital Advertising Via Precision Strategies$49,000
Public Policy and Education Fund (PPEF)Organizing on Public Financing of Elections/ Campaign Finance Reform$30,000

Who funds Brennan Center for Justice

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lakeshore Foundation dated April 5 2011General$3,000,000
Kohlberg FoundationProposal for Fiscal 2022-2023 Work Per NSK$3,000,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,440,570
...and 218 more grants received totalling $21,742,305

Personnel at Brennan Center for Justice

John Anthony ButlerVice President and Chief Operating Officer$320,224
Jeanine Plant-ChirlinChief of Staff$302,778
Lisa BenensonVice President , Communication and Strategy$319,284
Jaemin KimVice President Development$223,977
Jennifer Weiss-WolfSpecial Projects Fellow$383,619
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for Brennan Center for Justice

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$109,059,436
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$3,998,775
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,429,947
Net income from fundraising events$-121,398
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$110,506,866

Form 990s for Brennan Center for Justice

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062024-04-05990View PDF
2022-062023-03-27990View PDF
2021-062022-01-28990View PDF
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-06-26990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $3,000,000 from Lakeshore Foundation dated April 5 2011
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 89 new grant, including a grant for $3,000,000 from Kohlberg Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 12 new grant, including a grant for $214,000 from The Chicago Community Trust
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 173 new grant, including a grant for $3,000,000 from Lakeshore Foundation dated April 5 2011
August 8, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsCrime and legal aid organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationHuman servicesHuman rightsCrime and lawPublic policyCriminal justiceVoting rights
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General information
120 Broadway 1750
New York, NY 10271
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(646) 292-8310
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
I05: Crime and Legal-Related Research Institutes and Public Policy Analysis
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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