Just Liberty donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Just Liberty in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 530,000 399,667 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 530,000 530,000 530,000 569,000 569,000 569,000 569,000
Criminal justice reform 3 530,000 399,667 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 530,000 530,000 530,000 569,000 569,000 569,000 569,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Just Liberty

Donor Total 2019 2018 2016
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 1,199,000.00 100,000.00 569,000.00 530,000.00
Total 1,199,000.00 100,000.00 569,000.00 530,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 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 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy100,000.0032019-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2019Chloe Cockburn Donation process: Discretionary grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund because the money is being used for lobbying

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: "Just Liberty intends to use these funds to continue its organizing, lobbying, and outreach activities to build support for criminal justice reform in Texas. Many of its activities appeal to center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Many of its activities appeal to center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount of this grant ($100,000) is much less than the amounts of previous grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016 (October 2016, $530,000) and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2018 (January 2018, $569,000). However, it is also, unlike the previous grants, a discretionary grant. Reasons for these changes are not discussed

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the expiration of the previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2018 (January 2018). The spacing from the previous grant to this one of 15 months matches the spacing between the previous grant and the grant before that (October 2016) https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016 Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2019-06-07.
Open Philanthropy569,000.0012018-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund because the money is being used for lobbying

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant "will allow the organization to continue its organizing, lobbying, and outreach activities to build support for criminal justice reform ahead of the 2019 Texas legislative session. Just Liberty intends to target many of its activities toward center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Just Liberty intends to target many of its activities toward center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers."

Donor reason for donating that amount (rather than a bigger or smaller amount): The amount is similar to (slightly higher than) the previous general support amount of $530,000 for the October 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016

Donor reason for donating at this time (rather than earlier or later): Likely determined by the expiration of the previous round of support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016 (made October 2016, likely for a year). No explicit timing-related considerations are discussed.

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2019 is much reduced (only $100,000) which suggests a mixed evaluation of the success of this grant. No explicit retrospective is provided Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-03-15.
Open Philanthropy530,000.0022016-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016Chloe Cockburn Donation process: Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund because the money is being used for lobbying

Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Intended use of funds: The grant page says: " The funds were intended to primarily cover expenses related to piloting and potentially expanding a digital media campaign—including the creation and maintenance of a statewide email list devoted to criminal justice issues—as well as staffing support for traditional grassroots organizing and outreach activities."

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The grant page says: "Just Liberty’s constituency includes center-right voters concerned about criminal justice reform, whose voices are likely to be impactful on Republican lawmakers."

Donor retrospective of the donation: The followup Janaury 2018 renewal grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2018 suggests that the grant was considered a success Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-01-19.