Color of Change donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

Facebook page colorofchange
Twitter usernameColorOfChange
Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 6 229,100 489,645 0 0 30,000 30,000 229,100 229,100 678,772 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Criminal justice reform 5 229,100 387,574 0 0 0 30,000 30,000 229,100 229,100 678,772 678,772 1,000,000 1,000,000
criminal justice reform 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Color of Change

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 2,937,872.00 1,000,000.00 1,030,000.00 907,872.00
Future Justice Fund (filter this donee) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,937,872.00 1,000,000.00 1,030,000.00 907,872.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
RandomEA comments on Open Thread #41 - Effective Altruism Forum2018-09-07Chloe Cockburn Effective Altruism Forum Real Justice PAC Color of Change Texas Organizing Project New Virginia Majority Faith in Action People's Action Evaluator consolidated recommendation listCriminal justice reformIn an email exchange with an interested donor, Chloe Cockburn suggests Real Justice PAC as the top choice. Since this is a PAC, the donor asks for other options, and the pros and cons of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) taking tax advantages of the former into account. Cockburn says that 501(c)(4)s have a significant enough fundraising disadvantage that she would recommend donations only to them at the margin. She identifies Color of Change, Texas Organizing Project, New Virginia Majority, Faith in Action, and People's Action as potential recipients. The paraphrased exchange is reproduced in the EA Forum comment with permission

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0052018-12Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reform Cockburn Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund to support grantee to continue increasing the salience of prosecutor and bail reform at a national level and support local groups to win electoral and prosecutorial accountability campaigns in various jurisdictions. Renews December 2017 grant Affected countries: United States; announced: 2019-01-31.
Open Philanthropy Project1,000,000.0052017-12criminal justice reform/bail reform/prosecutorial reform Cockburn Grant supports work on criminal justice reform, and continues (2016 grant). Grantee works on movement coordination and prosecutor accountability activities, as well as work on bail reform. Grant financed by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-02-15.
Open Philanthropy Project30,000.0022017-05Criminal justice reform/bail reform Cockburn Grant to support activities including meeting on bail reform. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-05-16.
Open Philanthropy Project229,100.0032016-10Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reform Cockburn Grant to support research on voter behavior in prosecutorial elections. This work is intended to help learn whether criminal justice reform messages are effective in increasing turnout in prosecutorial elections, and whether messages about prosecutorial elections increase overall voter turnout in general election years. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
Open Philanthropy Project678,772.0042016-09Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reform Cockburn Grant to support prosecutorial reform and accountability work. Grant is intended to consist largely of movement coordination activities for advocates of reform, such as facilitating conversations, hosting convenings, developing strategy, tracking activities, as well as civic education and engagement campaigns related to prosecutorial accountability. An accompanying grant is made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at!topic/newly.published/F-AE_gVn6Zg the grant announcement was delayed till the Open Philanthropy Project was completely separate from GiveWell. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-12-28.
Future Justice Fund----2016Criminal justice reform Cockburn For Prosecutor Accountability Efforts. Affected countries: United States.