Civil Rights Corps donations received

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Basic donee information


Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 0 56,250 0 0 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Criminal justice reform 3 25,000 75,000 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 25,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Civil Rights Corps

Donor Total 2018 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 225,000.00 25,000.00 200,000.00
Future Justice Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sandler Foundation (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 225,000.00 25,000.00 200,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (2 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Disrupting Bail: An Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Idea Gains Momentum—And Funders2018-05-22Philip Rojc Inside PhilanthropySandler Foundation Laura and John Arnold Foundation Heising-Simons Foundation Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pershing Square Foundation Ford Foundation MacArthur Foundation Open Society Foundations Bail Project Bronx Freedom Fund Measures for Justice Civil Rights Corps Misdemeanor Justice Project JustLeadershipUSA Families Against Mandatory Minimums Review of current state of cause areaCriminal justice reform/bail reformThe article discusses the premise behind bail reform in the context of the United States criminal justice system: people temporarily put in prison often cannot get bail because they lack the funds needed to post as bond. By providing them these funds, they have to spend less time in local jails, and are also in a better position to get legal representation and turn down unfavorable plea deals
With the Backing of Top Funders, This Group is Taking the Criminal Justice System to Court2018-04-24Philip Rojc Inside PhilanthropyMacArthur Foundation Laura and John Arnold Foundation Open Philanthropy Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Civil Rights Corps Evaluator review of doneeCriminal justice reform/litigationThe article describes the efforts of Civil Rights Corps, an organization dedicated to challenging criminal justice abuses in court. It includes the Open Philanthropy Project and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative among its funders

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Sandler Foundation----2019--
Open Philanthropy25,000.0022018-08Criminal justice reform Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support; renewal of December 2016 grant In the interim, Civil Rights Corps has been successful raising funds to support litigation of cases about money bail, probation, prosecutorial misconduct, and other matters relevant to decarceration. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
Future Justice Fund----2017Criminal justice reform Cockburn For General Support. Affected countries: United States.
Open Philanthropy200,000.0012016-12Criminal justice reform/litigation Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.