LJAF’s Criminal Justice initiative aims to reduce crime, increase public safety, and ensure the criminal justice system operates as fairly and cost-effectively as possible.
LJAF’s investments in K-12 education seek to advance the portfolio model of school governance, an alternative structure that promotes a decentralized administration, more school choice for families, and increased flexibility and accountability for educators.
LJAF supports initiatives that encourage governments and nonprofit organizations to help build the evidence base for social interventions and to consider reliable evidence as one of the primary factors in their decisions.
LJAF’s Research Integrity initiative aims to improve the reliability and validity of scientific research across fields that inform governmental policy, philanthropic endeavors, and individual decision making.
LJAF’s Sustainable Public Finance initiative works to promote fiscal sustainability and the effective oversight of public funds.
LJAF pursues a number of high-leverage philanthropic opportunities that fall outside of our existing programmatic areas.
Every day, thousands of men and women across the nation receive a diagnosis that will change their life and the lives of their family members and loved ones. Each one of us has been affected by cancer. Some are patients or survivors; others are relatives, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. We are all invested in finding cures, because as Vice President Joe Biden said, for us, the fight is personal. Go to Blog Post →
Laura and John Arnold Foundation's core objective is to address our nation's most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches.