NC Justice Center

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The Justice Center considers itself the “state’s preeminent voice for economic, social and political justice.” Without a doubt it is one the largest if not the most liberal and radical activist groups in North Carolina. The Justice Center has served as an incubator for new liberal groups and projects, including the network of groups, Together NC and Blueprint NC, the umbrella group created to decide where Z. Smith Reynolds grant dollars would be spent. The Justice Center was picked to be the “administrative home” for Blueprint NC in the mid 2000’s by Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation because, according to a report titled the “State Strategies Fund,” Blueprint had been created as a “strategic initiative” and its focus would be on “collaborative change.” The report went on to explain that the “Justice Center, because of its scale and the close alignment of its interests and values with those of Blueprint” it would serve as its administrative organization. In the beginning, the Justice Center employed the Blueprint staff and received the grants made for Blueprint’s work. In addition the Justice Center exercised oversight over Blueprint’s budgets.

As a result of the Justice Center’s assistance, Blueprint NC went on to gain notoriety with their strategy memo that directed their members to “eviscerate, mitigate, litigate, cogitate and agitate” the state’s leadership in 2013.

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Person Position Time
Adam Svolto Deputy Director of Policy and Engagement Current
Al Ripley Director - Community and Housing Project Current
Alexandra Sirota Director - NC Budget and Tax Center Current
Alicia Cook Public Allies Apprentice Current
Allan Freyer Director - Workers Rights Project Current
Ana Pardo Campaign & Outreach Coordinator - Workers' Rights Proect Current
Ann McColl Co-Chair of Board Current
Bill Rowe General Counsel, Director of Advocacy Current
Bill Wilson Deputy Director Current
Billy Ball Education Reporter - NC Policy Watch Current
Brendan Riley Policy Analyst - Health Advocacy Project Current
Brian Kennedy Public Policy Fellow - Budget and Tax Center Current
Carlene McNulty Deputy Director of Litigation Current
Carol Brooke Staff Attorney - Workers' Rights Projects Current
Cathy Tamsberg Board Member Current
Cedric Johnson Policy Analyst - NC Budget and Tax Center Current
Chanae Wilson Public Allies Apprentice Current
Chandra Taylor Board Member Current
Chris Fitzsimon Director - NC Policy Watch Current
Ciara Zachary Policy Analyst - Health Advocacy Project Current
Clayton Henkel Communications Coordinator - NC Policy Watch Current
Clermont Ripley Staff Attorney - Workers Rights Project Current
Cullie Tarleton Board Member Current
Dani Moore Director-Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Current
Daniel Bowes Staff Attorney Current
Dede Carney Board Member Current
Elise Elliott Assistant Finance Director Current
Emily Turner Leslie Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellow Current
Eric Mansfield Board Member Current
Frank Goldsmith Board Member Current
Greg Weeks Board Member Current
J Wayne Riggins Board Member Current
Jack Holtzman Senior Attorney Current
Jacquie Ayala Energy Campaign & Outreach Coordinator, Consumer and Housing Project Current
Jan Nichols Chief Technology Officer Current
Jason Pikler Staff Attorney - Consumer Protections & Housing Project Current
Jeff Shaw Director of Communications Current
Jesse White Board Member Current
Joe Killian Investigative Reporter - NC Policy Watch Current
John Wilson Board Member Current
Juan Calderon Lora Paralegal - Immigrants and Refugee Project Current
Julia Hawes Director Communications Current
Juvencio Peralta Board Member Current
Karen Gottovi Board Member Current
Kate Woomer-Deters Staff Attorney - Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Current
Keith Rivers Board Member Current
Kim-Marie McLellan Deputy Director of Gifts and Endowments Current
Kris Nordstrom Education Finance and Policy Consultant - Education and Law Project Current
Leslie Winner Board Member Current
Lisa Grafstein Board Member Current
Lisa Sorg Environmental Reporter - NC Policy Watch Current
Lucy Martinez Deputy Director of Human Resources Current
Luis Toledo Policy Analyst - Budget and Tax Center Current
Mal Maynard Board Member Current
Marion Johnson Policy Advocate Budget and Tax Center Current
Matt Ellinwood Director - Education & Law Project Current
Megan Glazier Executive Assistant Current
Mel Umbarger Senior Communications Specialist - Budget and Tax Center Current
Melissa Boughton Courts and Law Reporter NC Policy Watch Current
Melissa Wiggins Senior Administrative Assistant Current
Miea Walker Engagement Coordinator - Second Chance Alliance Current
Mindy Lemus Paralegal - Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Current
Narendra Ghosh Board Member Current
Nelle Dunlap New Media Director - NC Policy Watch Current
Nicole Dozier Director of Health Advocacy Project Current
Patrick McHugh Economic Analyst - NC Budget and Tax Center Current
Patsy Powell Davis Board Member Current
Phyllis Nunn Design Director Current
Raul Pinto Staff Attorney - Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Current
Ray Rapp Board Member Current
Richard Moore Board Member Current
Rick Glazier Executive Director Current
Rob Schofield Policy Director - NC Policy Watch Current
Sarah Colwell Staff Attorney Immigrant and Refugee Rights Current
Sarah Montgomery Policy Advocate - Education and Law Project Current
Seonaid Rijo Senior Paralegal - Consumer Protections & Housing Project Current
Shalantae Carmon Public Allies Apprentice Current
Suijin Li Snyder Senior Administrative Assistant Current
Susan Dunn Deputy Director for Finance Facilities Current
Suzanne Reynolds Board Member Current
William Munn Policy Analyst - Budget and Tax Center Current
Abdul Rasheed Board Member Former
Adam Linker Co-Director - Health Access Coalition Former
Adam Linker Health Policy Analyst Former
Adam Searing Director Health Access Coalition Former
Ajamu Dillahunt Outreach Coordinator Former
Allan Freyer Policy Analyst - Budget and Tax Center Former
Amber Moodie-Dyer Policy Advocate - NC Budget and Tax Center Former
Anita Brown-Graham Staff Former
Ann McColl Board Member Former
Asa Bell Chief Operating Officer Former
Bill Rowe Executive Director Former
Brenna Burch Policy Analyst Former
Carlene McNulty Staff Attorney Former
Christine Bischoff Staff Attorney - Education & Law Project Former
Christopher Graebe Board Member Former
Christopher Hill Director, Education & Law Project Former
Cristin Ruggles Staff Former
Dan Rearick Staff Attorney Former
Debra Tyler-Horton Deputy Director Former
Dhamian Blue Co-Chairman Board of Directors Former
Diane Morris Senior Editor Former
Dineira Paulino Paralegal - Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Former
Edwin McLenaghan Staff Former
Gene Nichol Board Member Former
George Reed Staff Former
Geraldine Sumter Board Member Former
Gregory Moss Board Member Former
Harry Payne Senior Counsel for Policy and Law Workers Rights Project Former
Jack Holtzman Staff Attorney Former
Jean Cary Board Member Former
Jessica Rocha Outreach Coordinator - Workers Rights Project Former
Julia Hawes Communications Specialist Former
Lindsay Wagner Education Reporter - NC Policy Watch Former
Lisa Chun Senior Attorney Former
Louisa Warren Senior Policy Advocate Former
Luke Largess Board Member Former
Maria Guerrero Paralegal - Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Former
Mary Coleman CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Former
Matt Ellinwood Policy Analyst - Education & Law Project Former
Matty Lazo-Chadderton Lobbyist, Hispanic Education Advocate Former
Melinda Lawrence Executive Director Former
Nicole Dozier Co-Director - Health Access Coalition Former
Nicole Dozier Senior Litigation Paralegal Former
Orage Quarles III Board Member Former
Porter Taylor Board Member Former
Ricky Leung New Media Director - NC Policy Watch Former
Rochelle Sparko Staff Attorney Consumer and Housing Project Former
Russell Baggett Campaign Coordinator Former
Sabine Schoenbach Policy Analyst Former
Sarah Ovaska Investigative Reporter - NC Policy Watch Former
Sharon McCloskey Courts & Law Reporter - NC Policy Watch Former
Susan Dunn Chief Financial Officer Former
Tazra Mitchell Policy Analyst - NC Budget and Tax Center Former
William Barber Board Member Former
Winstona Cole Staff Attorney Former

This group funded by:

Funder Year Amount Description
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2016 $625,000.00 For general operating support
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2016 $35,000.00 Research
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 2016 $310,000.00 General support
Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust 2016 $115,500.00 Operating funds to engage underserved counties in the effort to expand Medicaid
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2016 $125,000.00 For general operating support
Noel Crook and Richard Moore Foundation 2016 $10,000.00
The Mona Lisa and Lee Wallace Foundation, Inc. 2016 $500.00 Public justice advocacy
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $705,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $645,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $595,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $100,000.00 The Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellowship
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $50,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $40,000.00 Energy efficiency Project
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2016 $35,000.00 Education Reporter Project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2015 $425,000.00 General operating support
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 2015 $310,000.00 Program development
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 2015 $5,000.00 Program development
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund 2015 $5,000.00 Program development
Julian Price Family Foundation 2015 $3,500.00 NC Policy Watch program
Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust 2015 $115,500.00 For operating funds to engage underserved counties in the effort to expand Medicaid
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2015 $62,500.00 For general operating support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2015 $50,000.00 For project support
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc 2015 $4,500.00 General support
The Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation 2015 $16,667.00 Eliminate poverty in NC by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security
The Bauman Foundation 2015 $9,000.00 For general support
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2015 $5,000.00 Program development
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2015 $1,500.00 Program development
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2015 $1,000.00 Program development
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2015 $500.00 Program development
The Warner Foundation 2015 $100,000.00 To provide support
Triangle Community Foundation 2015 $28,250.00 To support work reducing barriers to re-enter society for formerly incarcerated individuals
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2015 $80,000.00 Energy Efficiency project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2014 $410,000.00 For General Operations/ Director Search
Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation 2014 $1,000.00 Operating expenses
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2014 $100,000.00 Policy, advocacy and systems reform
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 2014 $150.00 Program development
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 2014 $100.00 Program development
Julian Price Family Foundation 2014 $2,500.00 NC Policy Watch program
Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust 2014 $346,500.00 For educating and engaging communities to increase access to health care
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2014 $100,000.00 Project support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2014 $10,000.00 Organizational development
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc 2014 $2,500.00 General support
The Warner Foundation 2014 $100,000.00 To provide support
The Wyss Foundation 2014 $310,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2014 $1,000.00 For the Defenders of Justice
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2014 $105,000.00 For general operating support
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2013 $350,000.00
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2013 $75,000.00 Program development For the Budget and Tax Center
Julian Price Family Foundation 2013 $3,500.00 NC Policy Watch program
Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust 2013 $137,500.00 For building support for Medicaid expansion and ensuring full enrollment in targeted tier one counties
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2013 $200,000.00 For efforts to broaden and deepen statewide engagement and advocacy for policy change
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2013 $500.00
NEO Philanthropy 2013 $25,000.00 Grant made through Four Freedoms Fund (FFF)
NEO Philanthropy 2013 $2,000.00 Grant made through Four Freedoms Fund (FFF)
Park Foundation Inc 2013 $10,000.00 Public engagement and education
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc 2013 $5,000.00 General/operating support For general support
The Annie E Casey Foundation 2013 $15,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support To provide general support
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $5,000.00
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $5,000.00
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $1,000.00
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $500.00
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2013 $500.00
The Energy Foundation 2013 $40,000.00 Program development For education and outreach to build a clean energy future
The Hummel Family Fund, Inc. 2013 $100.00 Support
The Warner Foundation 2013 $150,000.00 To provide support
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $15,000.00 For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2013 $5,000.00 For the Defenders of Justice
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $3,870,000.00 For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2013 $70,000.00 For Education Reporting project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2012 $350,000.00
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2012 $100,000.00 Program development; Research To support state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Community Catalyst Inc 2012 $95,480.00 Support Health Issues and Advocacy
Ford Foundation 2012 $155,000.00 Advocacy; Program development; Research For core support for the Budget and Tax Center to inform the public policy debates in North Carolina through timely credible and accessible policy analysis and public education efforts
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2012 $75,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For the Budget and Tax Center
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2012 $75,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For the Budget and Tax Center
HJW Foundation 2012 $310,000.00 Continuing support
Park Foundation Inc 2012 $10,000.00
The Annie E Casey Foundation 2012 $25,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2012 $2,000.00
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc 2012 $1,000.00
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $7,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $5,000.00 Program development For the Defenders of Justice
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $1,500.00 Program development For the summit following the Truth and Hope Poverty tour
Triangle Community Foundation 2012 $1,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2012 $74,700.00 Program development For Education Policy Reporting Project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2011 $308,000.00
Community Catalyst Inc 2011 $163,320.00 Support Health Issues and Advocacy
Ford Foundation 2011 $100,000.00 General/operating support; Program development For core support for Budget and Tax Center to inform public policy debate in North Carolina through unbiased timely credible and accessible policy analysis and public education efforts
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $75,000.00 Program development For the Budget and Tax Center
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2011 $50,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support For general support
HJW Foundation 2011 $200,000.00 Continuing support
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2011 $150,000.00 Program development For Budget and Tax Center and efforts to advance revenue modernization for NC
The Annie E Casey Foundation 2011 $25,000.00 General/operating support; Program development To provide general support for work on state fiscal policy issues
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2010 $100,000.00 Continuing support; Program development; Research To support state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Foundation to Promote Open Society 2010 $50,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
HJW Foundation 2010 $200,000.00
Julian Price Family Foundation 2010 $3,000.00
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2010 $250,000.00 Continuing support; Advocacy; Program development For public education organizing coalition building and advocacy work
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2010 $50,000.00 Advocacy; Program development For Consumer Voices for Coverage: Strengthening State Advocacy Networks to Expand Health Coverage state-based consumer health advocacy networks which work to increase their capacity to participate with key stakeholders such as businesses hospitals insurers providers and government officials in health care reform efforts
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2010 $50,000.00 Advocacy; Program development To train advocacy groups in production of videos for new media to support implementation of coverage provisions of health reform
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $40,000.00 Program development For Budget and Tax Center work
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $25,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $10,000.00 Program development For Blueprint NC Project
Triangle Community Foundation 2010 $5,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2010 $2,900,000.00 Program development For Eastern Carolina Immigrants' Rights Project
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2009 $335,000.00
Ford Foundation 2009 $100,000.00 Program development For Budget and Tax Center to inform public policy debate in North Carolina through unbiased timely credible and accessible policy analysis and public education
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2009 $225,000.00 Program development For Education and Law Project which seeks to end disparities in resources and quality of education for all students in the state
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $25,000.00 General/operating support For annual contribution
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $15,000.00 General/operating support For 10th Anniversary and development support
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $15,000.00 Program development For HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street)
Triangle Community Foundation 2009 $10,000.00
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2008 $335,000.00 Social Justice watchdog organization Operations support
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2008 $100,000.00 Continuing support; Program development; Research To support state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2008 $500,000.00 Program development For Good Health Plan Project
The F B Heron Foundation 2008 $1,500.00 General/operating support For general support
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2008 $180,000.00 Program development For Consumer Voices for Coverage: Strengthening State Advocacy Networks to Expand Health Coverage state-based consumer health advocacy networks which work to increase their capacity to participate with key stakeholders such as businesses hospitals insurers providers and government officials in health care reform efforts
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $25,000.00 General/operating support For annual gift
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $12,500.00 Program development For HK on J (Historic Thousands on Jones Street)
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $5,000.00 For Defenders of Justice Awards
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $2,500.00 For BluePrint NC Lakoff event
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $2,500.00 For Blueprint Lakoff event
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $2,500.00 For Blueprint NC Lakoff Event
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $2,500.00 For Blueprint NC-George Lakoff event on March 1 2008
Triangle Community Foundation 2008 $2,500.00 For Blueprint NC/George Lakoff Event
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 $2,100,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2008 $425,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support for Blueprint NC
Educational Foundation of America 2007 $100,000.00 Program development For Civic and Voter Engagement Project
Ford Foundation 2007 $100,000.00 General/operating support; Program development; Research For budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative especially as it relates to low-income populations
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2007 $100,000.00 Program development For project support for educational efforts on paid sick days
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2007 $50,000.00 Program development For North Carolina Health Access Coalition
The Annie E Casey Foundation 2007 $10,000.00 General/operating support; Program development To provide general support to advance family-friendly economic policies in North Carolina
Triangle Community Foundation 2007 $35,112.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2007 $225,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For the Eastern Carolina Immigrants' Rights Project
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2006 $100,000.00 Continuing support; Program development; Research To support state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2006 $375,000.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2006 $190,000.00 General/operating support For general operating support for its work to develop decent safe and affordable housing
AJ Fletcher Foundation 2005 $48,500.00
Ford Foundation 2005 $100,000.00 Program development; Research For support to state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2005 $80,000.00 Program development For North Carolina Health Access Coalition
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2005 $750,000.00 General/operating support; Continuing support; Program development For general operating support to continue its antipoverty efforts on behalf of North Carolina's poor
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 2004 $100,000.00 Continuing support; Program development; Research To support state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Inc 2004 $150,000.00 Program development For Grassroots Leadership Development Grant
Triangle Community Foundation 2004 $2,500.00
Ford Foundation 2003 $300,000.00 Income development; Faculty/staff development To strengthen Justice Center and North Carolina Budget and Tax Center by hiring additional fiscal policy analyst and development assistant
Ford Foundation 2003 $150,000.00 Program development; Research For support to state-level organizations for budget and tax analysis under State Fiscal Analysis Initiative to benefit low-income populations
Public Welfare Foundation Inc 2003 $80,000.00 Continuing support; Program development For continued support of North Carolina Health Access Coalition
Triangle Community Foundation 2003 $20,500.00
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Inc 2003 $225,000.00 Program development For collaboration of anti-poverty advocacy organizations who will expand their work against unfair lending practices and mortgage forclosures

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Address 1:
224 S Dawson St

City:
Raleigh

State:
NC

Zip:
27601

3 responses to “NC Justice Center

  1. Addition:
    NC Justice Center (Health Access program) received $377,000 from Community Catalyst from 2008-2012 (per Community Catalyst’s Forms 990). Community Catalyst is a spin-off of Families USA; it used to be Families USA Boston, and Katherine Villers is on the board. They sent $24,000 to the death-with-dignity group Compassion & Choices in 2007, and in 2008-09 they sent about $16,500 to CarePartners here in Asheville For information on their war against Judeo-Christian values in hospitals, Google “Community Catalyst” and “Mergerwatch”.

    NC Justice Center also received $350,000 from the Public Welfare Foundation in 2007-2008 (per the PWF Form 990).

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