EIN 13-1941627

Vera Institute of Justice

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
417
Year formed
1961
Most recent tax filings
2022-06-01
NTEE code, primary
Description
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Their projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.
Total revenues
$265,119,422
2022
Total expenses
$245,436,672
2022
Total assets
$247,197,850
2022
Num. employees
417
2022

Program areas at Vera Institute of Justice

Restoring promise:restoring promise is an initiative that creates housing units grounded in dignity for young adults in prison, disrupting harmful prison practices and policies through collaborative research and technical assistance. The team works in Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, north dakota, and south carolina.
Advancing universal representation:the advancing universal representation initiative is driving a national movement for universal representation. Our goal is to establish a federal right to representation for all immigrants facing deportation. By fighting for universal representation, the initiative and its partners are keeping families together; disrupting the criminalization and deportation of immigrants and their families; and protecting people from the deplorable conditions of immigration detention.
Reshaping prosecution:reshaping prosecution is an initiative that guides elected prosecutors in reform using a race equity lens. This involves supporting prosecutors in putting their campaign promises into action as concrete, data-informed policies and practices, development strategies to reduce incarceration, promote racial equity and increase the public's confidence in their office. Reshaping prosecution's work is guided by three principles, with a focus on supporting safer communities: shrinking the number of people who enter the criminal legal system; addressing systemic racial disparities; and increasing accountability to directly impacted communities.
Other programs:unaccompanied children program, eoir programs - lop, lopc, nqrp, ich, center on victimization and safety, unlocking potential, ny immigrant family unity project, in our backyards, jails work, end girls' incarceration, greater Justice new york, cij - other related projects, Vera Louisiana, redefining public safety, Vera California, fines and fees, opening doors, and csc - other related projects.

Grants made by Vera Institute of Justice

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC)General Operating Support$3,685,700
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)General Operating Support$1,977,628
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights ProjectGeneral Operating Support$1,701,193
...and 113 more grants made totalling $34,557,052

Who funds Vera Institute of Justice

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Blue Meridian PartnersTo Support Scaling Plan$8,000,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund (GSPF)Community & Human Services$4,009,500
Laura and John Arnold FoundationTo Help Reimagine the American Prison System Through Strategic Communications and Expanding and Evaluating the Restoring Promise Initiative.$2,558,383
...and 95 more grants received totalling $33,501,892
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of JusticeSECOND CHANCE ACT REENTRY INITIATIVE$784,603
Department of JusticeOVW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE$326,374
Department of JusticeOVW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE$273,374
...and 18 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Vera Institute of Justice

NameTitleCompensation
Greg KlemmChief Financial and Operating Officer
Stacey StrongaroneVice President , Chief of Staff$226,425
Tracey Thomas-WilmotChief People Officer$198,556
Kevin KeenanVice President of Innovation and New I$228,576
Insha RahmanVice President , Advocacy and Partnership$252,762
...and 33 more key personnel

Financials for Vera Institute of Justice

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$264,388,225
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,748,508
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-529,137
Net income from fundraising events$-770,692
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$282,518
Total revenues$265,119,422

Form 990s for Vera Institute of Justice

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-05-13990View PDF
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062020-08-27990View PDF
2018-062020-02-05990View PDF
2018-062019-09-14990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
June 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 12, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $300,000 from W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $550,000 from Ascendium Education Solutions
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsCrime and legal aid organizationsLegal service nonprofitsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
Human servicesCrime and lawPublic policyLegal servicesCriminal justice
Characteristics
LobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donationsFiscal sponsor
General information
Address
34 35th St 4-2a
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
vera.org/ 
Phone
(212) 334-1300
Facebook page
verainstitute 
Twitter profile
@verainstitute 
IRS details
EIN
13-1941627
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1961
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
I80: Legal Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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