Putting an End to Wealth-Based Detention

The Bail Project, a national nonprofit based in Los Angeles, provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to low-income people […more…]

The Bail Project

Donate now!

(323) 366-0799, ext. 2
Director of Philanthropy: Chris McCain


To end cash bail and create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

Thank God The Bail Project helped me and I was able to get out. It is safer and easier to fight your case outside of jail.
Los Angeles client with
her daughter

Help Make Freedom Truly Free

Since launching five years ago, The Bail Project has worked to combat mass incarceration by transforming the pretrial system in Los Angeles and across the U.S. – posting more than $66 million in bail money to secure freedom for over 24,000 people and counting.

In Los Angeles, The Bail Project partners with the L.A. County Public Defender and UCLA Law’s Criminal Justice Program to provide free bail assistance and community-based support to low-wealth residents. In the coming years, The Bail Project seeks to expand its capacity to bail out more people and work with partners to achieve lasting pretrial reforms. Donors will help bring us closer to ending mass incarceration and racial and economic disparities in the criminal legal system.

Key Supporters

Reginald Dwayne Betts
Brandon Buskey
Donna Byrd
Brian Chapman
Lisa Gersh
Zach Herz-Roiphe
Elizabeth Luckett
Lili Lynton
Michael E. Novogratz
Vince Southerland
Robin Steinberg
Danielle Allen
Richard Branson
David Feige
Danny Glover
John Legend
Robin Lenhardt
Richard Williams AKA Prince Ea