In October 2020, the Michelson 20MM Foundation announced their latest cohort of Smart Justice Spark Grantees:
The Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Academic Senate for the State of California Community Colleges
The Regents of the University of California / The University of California, Irvine
Root and Rebound
The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program
Through the Michelson Spark Grant program, the awardees will address faculty turnover in prison-based higher education programs, make University of California bachelor’s degrees available to incarcerated individuals, support formerly incarcerated persons as they transition from fire camps to becoming full-time members of the fire service, and further Fair Chance Hiring.
The five grantees were selected out of 137 letters of inquiry and 40 proposals.
Read more about the Smart Justice Spark Grantees.