Community Bail Funds

Nationwide, there are networks of community bail funds. According to The Bail Project, “the revolving bail fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic inequities in the bail system.”

The “revolving bail fund” works this way:

  1. Bail is set.
  2. Bail is paid.
  3. Bail returns to fund at the end of a client’s case
  4. Bail money used to free someone else

Bail funds work with community leaders, public defenders, and local organizations to identify those in pre-trial incarceration or at risk of it. The amounts provided for bail can vary depending on the fund. It’s best to contact your local fund for specific information.


National Bail Fund Network

The Bail Project