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Criminal Justice

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.

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Education

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.

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Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation

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.

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Research Integrity

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.

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Sustainable Public Finance

LJAF’s Sustainable Public Finance initiative works to promote fiscal sustainability and the effective oversight of public funds.

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New Initiatives

LJAF pursues a number of high-leverage philanthropic opportunities that fall outside of our existing programmatic areas.

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Press Release

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Issues Requests for Letters of Interest/Proposals

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently issued solicitations for Letters of Interest and Proposals from organizations with innovative ideas for addressing a number of pressing and persistent challenges. The eight Requests for Letters of Interest and one Request for Proposals are intended to further LJAF’s work in several key areas, including criminal justice, evidence-based innovation, sustainable public finance, research integrity, science and technology, and health care. Go to Press Release→

Press Release

Chris Barbic joins the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as a senior education fellow

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Blog Post

Policy Labs: Research Partnerships for More Effective Government

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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.