Thank you for donating to the Education Justice Project.

EJP relies on your support. We have three sources of funds–units of the University of Illinois, which support EJP on a discretionary basis; external grants; and private donations. We do not have a steady, reliable income stream.

We have been fortunate to receive generous multi-year funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It supports staff positions that serve our college-in-prison program, program infrastructure (including databases and teleconferencing equipment), leadership training, and much more. This year, for the first time, we received a grant from Ascendium Philanthropy to support our Reentry Guide Initiative. The Joyce Foundation supports our policy work.

We are deeply grateful to these funders. However, the money they provide does not cover all of our expenses. In particular, it does not cover all costs of instructional materials for EJP courses at Danville Correctional Center, printing and distribution of reentry guides, scholarships for formerly incarcerated people and their families, and our everyday operating expenses. We can cover some of those needs with smaller grants, but we continue to rely on individual donations.

We need to raise about $50,000 from donors in FY 2024 to meet anticipated expenses.

Even a modest donation to EJP goes a long way! Many of our donors provide $5 and $10 gifts. Anything you can send will help. Larger donations of $500 or $1,000 will go even further in advancing our work.

Enter the amount of the contribution you wish to make below. You will then be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure Online Giving site to enter your personal and credit card information.

The Education Justice Project is a unit of the University of Illinois. A tax receipt will be mailed to you by the University of Illinois Foundation.

You can also send a check or money order to:

University of Illinois Foundation
303 St. Mary’s Road
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-2706
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Please make out the check or money order to the University of Illinois Foundation and write “Education Justice Project” on the memo line.

100% of funds donated by check will be received by EJP.

All contributions, from the smallest to the largest, make a difference. Thank you. We appreciate your confidence in EJP’s work at Danville Correctional Center and beyond. You can be assured that we will provide careful stewardship of your hard-earned dollars.

EJP subscribes to A Donor’s Bill of Rights, which you can view here.