Open Philanthropy Project donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Criminal justice reform)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)GiveWell Good Ventures
Best overview URLhttps://causeprioritization.org/Open%20Philanthropy%20Project
Facebook username openphilanthropy
Websitehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants
Twitter usernameopen_phil
PredictionBook usernameOpenPhilUnofficial
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/vision-and-values
Grant application process pagehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/guide-for-grant-seekers
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)continuous updates
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Open+Philanthropy+Project

Brief history: The Open Philanthropy Project (Open Phil for short) spun off from GiveWell, starting as GiveWell Labs in 2011, beginning to make strong progress in 2013, and formally separating from GiveWell in June 2017

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The Open Philanthropy Project is focused on openness in two ways: open to ideas about cause selection, and open in explaining what they are doing. It has endorsed "hits-based giving" and is working on areas of AI risk, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, and other global catastrophic risks, criminal justice reform (United States), animal welfare, and some other areas.

Notes on grant decision logistics: See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/our-grantmaking-so-far-approach-and-process for the general grantmaking process. Every grant has a grant investigator that we call the influencer here on Donations List Website; for focus areas that have Program Officers, the grant investigator is usually the Program Officer. The grant investigator has been included in grants published since around July 2017. Grants usually need approval from an executive; however, some grant investigators have leeway to make "discretionary grants" where the approval process is short-circuited; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/discretionary-grants for more. Note that the term "discretionary grant" means something different for them compared to government agencies, see https://www.facebook.com/vipulnaik.r/posts/10213483361534364 for more

Notes on grant publication logistics: Every publicly disclosed grant has a writeup published at the time of public disclosure, but the writeups vary significantly in length. Grant writeups are usually written by somebody other than the grant investigator, but approved by the grant investigator as well as the grantee. Grants have three dates associated with them: an internal grant decision date (that is not publicly revealed but is used in some statistics on total grant amounts decided by year), a grant date (which we call donation date; this is the date of the formal grant commitment, which is the published grant date), and a grant announcement date (which we call donation announcement date; the date the grant is announced to the mailing list and the grant page made publicly visible). Lags are a few months between decision and grant, and a few months between grant and announcement, due to time spent with grant writeup approval

Notes on grant financing: See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/guide-for-grant-seekers or https://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/who-we-are for more information. Grants generally come from the Open Philanthropy Project Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with most of its money coming from Good Ventures. Some grants are made directly by Good Ventures, and political grants may be made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. At least one grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/working-families-party-prosecutor-reforms-new-york was made by Cari Tuna personally. The majority of grants are financed by the Open Philanthropy Project Fund; however, the source of financing of a grant is not always explicitly specified, so it cannot be confidently assumed that a grant with no explicit listed financing is financed through the Open Philanthropy Project Fund; see the comment https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information. Funding for multi-year grants is usually disbursed annually, and the amounts are often equal across years, but not always. The fact that a grant is multi-year, or the distribution of the grant amount across years, are not always explicitly stated on the grant page; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information. Some grants to universities are labeled "gifts" but this is a donee classification, based on different levels of bureaucratic overhead and funder control between grants and gifts; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/october-2017-open-thread?page=2#comment-462 for more information.

Miscellaneous notes: Most GiveWell-recommended grants made by Good Ventures and listed in the Open Philanthropy Project database are not listed on Donations List Website as being under Open Philanthropy Project. Specifically, GiveWell Incubation Grants are not included (these are listed at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=GiveWell+Incubation+Grants with donor GiveWell Incubation Grants), and grants made by Good Ventures to GiveWell top and standout charities are also not included (these are listed at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Good+Ventures%2FGiveWell+top+and+standout+charities with donor Good Ventures/GiveWell top and standout charities). Grants to support GiveWell operations are not included here; they can be found at https://donations.vipulnaik.com/donor.php?donor=Good+Ventures%2FGiveWell+support with donor "Good Ventures/GiveWell support".The investment https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/impossible-foods in Impossible Foods is not included because it does not fit our criteria for a donation, and also because no amount was included. All other grants publicly disclosed by the Open Philanthropy Project that are not GiveWell Incubation Grants or GiveWell top and standout charity grants should be included. Grants disclosed by grantees but not yet disclosed by the Open Philanthropy Project are not included; some of them may be listed at https://issarice.com/open-philanthropy-project-non-grant-funding

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Criminal justice reform (filter this donor) 175 118 61,410,686.00 12,818,885.00 20,089,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00
Drug policy (filter this donor) 1 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Criminal justice reform 80 62 32,348,656.00 5,726,285.00 13,223,433.00 9,053,938.00 900,000.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00
Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reform 23 19 6,809,340.00 1,600,000.00 3,157,240.00 2,052,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/decriminalization 8 8 4,888,990.00 1,066,000.00 552,000.00 3,210,000.00 60,990.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated people 13 10 3,664,500.00 1,920,000.00 355,000.00 1,389,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/jail-closing campaign 1 1 3,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/bail reform 12 9 2,409,200.00 506,600.00 734,800.00 1,167,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/restorative justice 4 4 2,215,000.00 0.00 115,000.00 2,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Drug policy/United States/Criminal justice reform 1 1 1,400,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
criminal justice reform/bail reform/prosecutorial reform 1 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/unclassified 5 5 686,000.00 0.00 0.00 586,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/politics 2 2 600,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/decriminalization/drug policy 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/conservative advocacy 3 2 449,000.00 212,000.00 200,000.00 37,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/decriminalization and bail reform 1 1 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/movement growth/prosecutorial reform and decriminalization 1 1 279,000.00 0.00 279,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/decriminaliation 1 1 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/litigation 1 1 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/movement growth 3 2 192,000.00 42,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/data collection 2 1 166,000.00 100,000.00 66,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/Reallocation of funds outside criminal justice 1 1 132,000.00 0.00 132,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/transformative justice 1 1 121,000.00 121,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/incarcerated people 1 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/prisin life quality 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/court watching 2 2 100,000.00 75,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/disability rights 2 2 95,000.00 50,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/prison length reduction 1 1 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/prison life quality 1 1 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Criminal justice reform/child welfare, drug policy, criminalization 1 1 55,000.00 0.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Alliance for Safety and Justice (filter this donor) 8,750,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 4,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
JustLeadershipUSA (filter this donor) 4,440,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 3,440,000.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Justice Collaborative (filter this donor) 3,101,280.00 1,800,000.00 1,301,280.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Public Safety Performance Project (filter this donor) 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00
Impact Justice (filter this donor) 2,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,050,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Color of Change (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,937,872.00 0.00 1,030,000.00 907,872.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
People's Action (filter this donor) 1,927,640.00 0.00 1,927,640.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fair and Just Prosecution (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
PICO National Network (filter this donor) 1,444,250.00 0.00 0.00 1,444,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Drug Policy Alliance (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,400,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Organizing Project (filter this donor) 1,319,900.00 0.00 1,195,500.00 124,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Real Justice PAC (filter this donor) 1,200,000.00 1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Just Liberty (filter this donor) 1,099,000.00 569,000.00 0.00 530,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (filter this donor) 909,600.00 100,000.00 404,800.00 404,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Essie Justice Group (filter this donor) 900,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Faith in Texas (filter this donor) 887,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 637,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
PICO Action Fund (filter this donor) 866,188.00 0.00 0.00 866,188.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Blackbird (filter this donor) WP 850,000.00 0.00 425,000.00 425,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund (filter this donor) 821,000.00 56,000.00 765,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Faith in Action (filter this donor) 800,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative (filter this donor) 800,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (filter this donor) 783,000.00 0.00 0.00 783,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Ordinary People Society (filter this donor) 755,000.00 0.00 280,000.00 475,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Floridians for a Fair Democracy (filter this donor) 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (filter this donor) 736,000.00 0.00 688,000.00 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dignity and Power Now (filter this donor) 632,000.00 0.00 632,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Voters Organized to Educate (filter this donor) 627,500.00 100,000.00 305,000.00 222,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Conservative Union Foundation (filter this donor) 612,000.00 212,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
LatinoJustice (filter this donor) 550,000.00 50,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Soze Agency (filter this donor) 516,500.00 300,000.00 0.00 216,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mijente (filter this donor) 510,000.00 0.00 255,000.00 255,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gamechanger Labs (filter this donor) 500,000.00 400,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Youth First Initiative (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (filter this donor) 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dream Corps (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Million Voters Project Action Fund (filter this donor) 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ayni Institute (filter this donor) Criminal justice reform FB Tw Site 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Southerners On New Ground (filter this donor) 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Justice Team Network (filter this donor) 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vera Institute of Justice (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 358,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 308,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Accountable Justice Project (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (filter this donor) 336,600.00 200,000.00 0.00 136,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Voice of the Educated (filter this donor) 325,500.00 0.00 0.00 325,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Color of Change Education Fund (filter this donor) 321,228.00 0.00 0.00 321,228.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Justice Strategies (filter this donor) 300,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Safety and Justice Action Fund (filter this donor) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
People's Action Institute (filter this donor) 279,000.00 0.00 279,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grassroots Leadership, Inc. (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Virginia Majority Education Fund (filter this donor) 270,000.00 220,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Citizen Action of New York (filter this donor) 266,000.00 266,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vote Safe (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The People’s Lobby Education Institute (filter this donor) 250,000.00 125,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community Justice Exchange (filter this donor) 250,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Workers Center for Racial Justice (filter this donor) 250,000.00 125,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Washington Office on Latin America (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 245,000.00
Civil Rights Corps (filter this donor) 225,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Court Watch NOLA (filter this donor) 225,000.00 100,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Prison Policy Initiative (filter this donor) WP 216,000.00 100,000.00 66,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
We Got Us Now (filter this donor) 200,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Inmate Families Association (filter this donor) 200,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yes on Prop. 57 (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Accountable Justice Collaborative (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ColorOfChange PAC (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
LEAD National Support Bureau (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
BetaGov (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00
National Network for Safe Communities (filter this donor) WP 161,040.00 0.00 161,040.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Court Innovation (filter this donor) WP 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Ladies of Hope Ministries (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon (filter this donor) 145,000.00 0.00 145,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Media Mobilizing Project (filter this donor) 140,000.00 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Citizens for Juvenile Justice (filter this donor) 140,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ReFrame Mentorship (filter this donor) 137,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 37,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project NIA (filter this donor) 121,000.00 121,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Family Defense Project (filter this donor) 120,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Justice Solutions (filter this donor) 112,613.00 0.00 112,613.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Working Families Party (filter this donor) 109,600.00 0.00 109,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Common Justice (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
National Alliance of Faith and Justice (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Corrections Accountability Project (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aubin Pictures (filter this donor) 85,000.00 60,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Promise of Justice Initiative (filter this donor) 81,000.00 0.00 0.00 81,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00
Chicago Community Bond Fund (filter this donor) 80,000.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
VOCAL-NY (filter this donor) 75,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Forward Justice (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice (filter this donor) 64,500.00 0.00 0.00 64,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas Fair Defense Project (filter this donor) 63,000.00 0.00 0.00 63,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Human Impact Partners (filter this donor) 60,990.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 60,990.00 0.00 0.00
Mission: Launch, Inc. (filter this donor) 55,000.00 0.00 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Texas After Violence Project (filter this donor) 52,000.00 0.00 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
College and Community Fellowship (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Columbia University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Correctional Association of New York (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Project South (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Justice Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mothers Against Police Brutality (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute of the Black World (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Prosecutor Impact (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Players Coalition Charitable Foundation (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Economy Organisers Network (filter this donor) 42,285.00 42,285.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SPIN Academy (filter this donor) 42,000.00 42,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Voice of the Ex-Offender (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
VOCAL-NY Action Fund (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York Working Families (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smart Justice CA (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Silicon Valley De-Bug (filter this donor) 20,600.00 20,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Prodigal Child Project (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Ahimsa Collective (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Initiate Justice (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00

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Influencer Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Chloe Cockburn 167 113 57,435,686.00 12,468,885.00 20,089,473.00 23,916,338.00 960,990.00
Michelle Crentsil 3 3 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 170 113 57,785,686.00 12,818,885.00 20,089,473.00 23,916,338.00 960,990.00
Unclassified total 6 6 5,025,000.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 0.00 180,000.00
Total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00

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Disclosures Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2016
Chloe Cockburn 6 5 1,828,000.00 395,000.00 1,433,000.00
Classified total 6 5 1,828,000.00 395,000.00 1,433,000.00
Unclassified total 170 115 60,982,686.00 21,094,473.00 22,483,338.00
Total 176 119 62,810,686.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00

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Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
United States 175 118 62,768,401.00 12,776,600.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00
United States|United Kingdom 1 1 42,285.00 42,285.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 176 119 62,810,686.00 12,818,885.00 21,489,473.00 23,916,338.00 1,140,990.00 3,000,000.00 445,000.00

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Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (17 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Giving in the Light of Reason2018-05-17Marc Gunther Stanford Social Innovation ReviewOpen Philanthropy Project Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Future Justice Fund Good Ventures The Humane League Direct Action Everywhere Target Malaria University of Washington (Institute for Protein Design) Alliance for Safety and Justice The Marshall Project Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reform|Animal welfare|Scientific researchAn in-depth profile of the Open Philanthropy Project and its grantmaking, with a particular focus on discussion of the top grants in animal welfare and scientific research. The organizational history, grantmaking process, and internal culture are also discussed. Referenced in https://nonprofitchronicles.com/2018/05/18/the-most-unorthodox-big-foundation-in-america/ by the same author
Update on Partnerships with External Donors2018-05-16Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Future Justice Fund Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Accountable Justice Action Fund Effective Altruism Funds Miscellaneous commentaryCriminal justice reform,Animal welfareThe Open Philanthropy Project describes how it works with donors other than Good Ventures (the foundation under Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna that accounts for almost all Open Phil grantmaking). The blog post reiterates that the long-term goal is to inform many different funders, but that is not a short-term priority because the Open Philanthropy Project is not moving enoguh money to even achieve the total spend that Good Ventures is willing to go up to. The post mentions that Chloe Cockburn, the program officer for criminal justice reform, is working with other funders in criminal justice reform, and they have created a separate vehicle, the Accountable Justice Action Fund, to pool resources. Also, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, who previously worked with the Open Philanthropy Project, now have their own criminal justice-focused Future Justice Fund, and are getting help from Cockburn to allocate money from the fund. For causes outside of criminal justice reform, the role of Effective Altruism Funds (whose grantmaking is managed by Open Philanthropy Project staff members) is mentioned. Also, Lewis Bollard is said to have moved ~10% as much money through advice to other donors as he has moved through the Open Philanthropy Project
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 Project 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
Suggestions for Individual Donors from Open Philanthropy Project Staff - 20172017-12-21Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectJaime Yassif Chloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Nick Beckstead Daniel Dewey Center for International Security and Cooperation Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Good Call Court Watch NOLA Compassion in World Farming USA Wild-Animal Suffering Research Effective Altruism Funds Donor lottery Future of Humanity Institute Center for Human-Compatible AI Machine Intelligence Research Institute Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Centre for Effective Altruism 80,000 Hours Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters Donation suggestion listAnimal welfare,AI risk,Biosecurity and pandemic preparedness,Effective altruism,Criminal justice reformOpen Philanthropy Project staff give suggestions on places that might be good for individuals to donate to. Each suggestion includes a section "Why I suggest it", a section explaining why the Open Philanthropy Project has not funded (or not fully funded) the opportunity, and links to relevant writeups
The impacts of inacercation on crime2017-09-25David Roodman Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Reasoning supplementCriminal justice reformThe document reviews three mechanisms through which incarceration might reduce crime: deterrence, incapacitation, and aftereffects. It is also published in the form of four blog posts https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/reasonable-doubt-new-look-whether-prison-growth-cuts-crime https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/deterrence-de-minimis https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/incapacitation-how-much-does-putting-people-inside-prison-cut-crime-outside https://www.openphilanthropy.org/blog/aftereffects-us-evidence-says-doing-more-time-typically-leads-more-crime-after and is also available as http://files.openphilanthropy.org/files/Focus_Areas/Criminal_Justice_Reform/impacts_of_incarceration_v4.mobi (Kindle) and http://files.openphilanthropy.org/files/Focus_Areas/Criminal_Justice_Reform/impacts_of_incarceration_v4.epub (Mobi)
An Open Letter to SOZE and the Open Philanthropy Project: The Right of Return Fellowship and Ethics in Funding2017-04-27Taylar Nuevelle MediumOpen Philanthropy Project The Soze Agency Third-party case against donationCriminal justice reformThe writer, a contestant for the Right of Return Fellowship, feels that the contest was rigged, and is writing to bring that to the attention of the Open Philanthropy Project, that funded the Soze Agency for this work
Soros Connected Groups Dominate Ayala’s Personal & Professional Life2017-04-19Jacob Engels Central Florida PostOpen Philanthropy Project Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Fair and Just Prosecution Third-party case against donationCriminal justice reformThe writer notes how the Open Philanthropy Project (that he mistakenly believes to be a Soros-funded group) has been attempting to influence Orange and Osceola County State Attorney Aramis Ayala, and argues for more openness. See https://www.facebook.com/vipulnaik.r/posts/10212752692588097 for a discussion
Criminal Justice Reform Strategy2017-03-27Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyCriminal justice reformExplanation of the criminal justice reform strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project in the United States, under the leadership of Chloe Cockburn. Discusses broad goals, types of organizations funded, other funders in the space, and expected impact. Announced in email https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/_aKeLKRqtQY by Devin Jacob on 2017-03-27
Forget Washington. Criminal Justice Funders Have Big Plans at the Local Level2017-02-08Philip Rojc Inside PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Project Laura and John Arnold Foundation MacArthur Foundation Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reformThe post compares the criminal justice reform strategies followed by, on the one hand, the Arnold and MacArthur Foundation (working on the inside with government agencies and power players), on the other hand, the Open Philanthropy Project (keeping the pressure for reform from the outside). It says that the two strategies are complementary, and taken together, improve the expected amount of reform
Housing and Incarceration Memorandum2016-08-22Chelsea Tabart Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Reasoning supplementCriminal justice reformAn internal memorandum on the intersection between housing and incarceration written by Chelsea Tabart for Chloe Cockburn (the criminal justice program officer). The memorandum would be publicly announced and linked to from https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/jQyJCLBgenc (2017-10-25)
Suggestions for individual donors from Open Philanthropy Project staff2015-12-23Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectChloe Cockburn Lewis Bollard Alexander Berger Nick Beckstead Howie Lempel Alliance for Safety and Justice Bronx Freedom Fund The Humane League The Humane Society of the United States Center for Global Development Center for Popular Democracy Ploughshares Fund Donation suggestion listCriminal justice reform,animal welfare,Global healthOpen Philanthropy Project stff describe suggestions for best donation opportunities for individual donors in their specific areas. The post is originally published to the GiveWell blog
Open Philanthropy Project2015-09-05Sydney Martin Open Philanthropy Project Third-party coverage of donor strategyCriminal justice reformThe blog post describes the Open Philanthropy Project and its broad strategy of selecting a few areas through cause prioritization, studying them in depth, and granting a lot in those areas. She particularly focuses on criminal justice reform and the hiring of Chloe Cockburn
Incoming Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform: Chloe Cockburn2015-06-16Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyCriminal justice reformThe post notes that the Open Philanthropy Project is hiring Chloe Cockburn as the Program Officer in criminal justice reform, poaching her from the American Civil Liberties Union. Cockburn would direct tens of millions of dollars in funding in criminal justice reform over the next few years. The post was originally published on the GiveWell blog at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/06/16/incoming-program-officer-for-criminal-justice-reform-chloe-cockburn/ and has 5 comemnts there
Open Philanthropy Project Update: U.S. Policy2015-03-10Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyCause prioritization,Criminal justice reform,Animal welfare,Macroeconomic stabilization policy,Migration policy,Drug policyOriginally published on the GiveWell blog at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/03/10/open-philanthropy-project-update-u-s-policy/ where comments can still be found. This is an annual update on where the Open Philanthropy Project stands on its investigation of United States policy issues. Some of the cause areas covered under what they call United States policy would later include grants to outside the United States (in particular, animal welfare), while others, such as criminal justice reform and macroeconomic stabilization policy, would remain within the United States
Criminal justice reform2014-11-01Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Review of current state of cause areaCriminal justice reformThe document gives the state of understanding of the Open Philanthropy Project as of November 2014, of the landscrape for criminal justice reform in the United States. It was originally prepared for a November 2014 convening. It is superseded by later documents, in particular https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/criminal-justice-reform-strategy (2017-03-27)
Potential U.S. Policy Focus Areas2014-05-29Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Broad donor strategyCause prioritization,Criminal justice reform,Drug policy,Migration policy,Macroeconomic stabilization policy,Global health and development,Climate change,Tax policyThe blog post reviews the current understanding of the Open Philanthropy Project of various cause areas that they are considering for their grantmaking. They break up the cause areas discussed as: Windows of opportunity: outstanding tractability (i.e., "the time is right"), Ambitious longshots: outstanding importance, and Green fields: outstanding "room for more philanthropy". Other causes of interest (that do not neatly fit into one of these boxes) are also discussed
Criminal Justice Reform2014-05-01Open Philanthropy ProjectOpen Philanthropy Project Review of current state of cause areaCriminal justice reformThe document summarizes the state of investigation of the Open Philanthropy Project into criminal justice reform in a United States context, as of May 2014. The nutshell headers are: What is the state of our investigation into U.S. criminal justice reform? Why are we making criminal justice reform grants? What is the problem? What are possible interventions?

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (176 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Chicago Community Bond Fund80,000.002018-10Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/chicago-community-bond-fund-coordinator-for-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant to support coordination of a criminal justice coalition in Chicago. CCBF intends to use these funds to support and coordinate local organizers working on bail reform issues. The work will be led by Sharlyn Grace. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2018-11-03.
Citizen Action of New York266,000.002018-10Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/citizen-action-of-new-york-criminal-justice-reform-advocacy-in-new-york-stateChloe Cockburn Grant to support legislative advocacy and organizing work for criminal justice reform in New York State. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; announced: 2018-11-03.
New Virginia Majority Education Fund220,000.002018-10Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-virginia-majority-education-fund-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Renews October 2016 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-virginia-majority-formerly-incarcerated-organizers Grant funds will help support court watching, allow New Virginia Majority to hire and train formerly incarcerated organizers and increase its capacity in key counties, and lay groundwork for future elections. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; announced: 2018-10-30.
Community Justice Exchange250,000.002018-09Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/community-justice-exchange-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via the Tides Foundation for general support. CJE is a new organization that will house the National Bail Fund Network, which was previously supported by the Open Philanthropy Project https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/brooklyn-community-bail-fund-national-bail-fund-network-2018 CJE intends to use these funds to support information exchange across campaigns working with bail, court watching, participatory defense, and similar approaches, and to support particular campaigns seeking to implement litigation and policy wins relevant to bail reform. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-10-20.
American Conservative Union Foundation212,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/conservative advocacyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-conservative-union-center-criminal-justice-reform-2018Chloe Cockburn Grant to support the work of the Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR), led by Pat Nolan and David Safavian. CCJR aims to increase support for criminal justice reform from conservative policymakers in Congress and at the state level, as well as among the conservative base more broadly. It renews the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-conservative-union-center-criminal-justice-reform-2017 of July 2017 and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-conservative-union-center-criminal-justice-reform of May 2016. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Real Justice PAC850,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/real-justice-pac-criminal-justice-reform-august-2018Chloe Cockburn Grant recommended by the Open Philanthropy Project to be made by Cari Tuna. Recipient intends to use these funds to develop tools and infrastructure as it seeks to raise the profile of key prosecutor and sheriff races in 2018 and elect reform-minded candidates who will work to safely reduce the number of people incarcerated in their jurisdictions. The funds were distributed to an account that is limited to work outside of California. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-28.
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund56,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-organizing-project-education-fund-working-with-move-san-antonio-foundationChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support partnership with the MOVE San Antonio Foundation on criminal justice reform work. MOVE San Antonio is a grassroots organizing group with an emphasis on engaging young people and has worked with TOP on issues including bail reform. MOVE San Antonio plans to use these funds for staffing, leadership, training, and other expenses. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; affected cities: San Antonio; announced: 2018-09-21.
Players Coalition Charitable Foundation50,000.002018-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/players-coalition-charitable-foundation-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support criminal justice reform efforts. Members of the players coalition have been vocal supporters of criminal justice reform work, writing op-eds, participating in prosecutor candidate forums, and working with communities to push for changes that will ensure better safety and representation for people impacted by crime and incarceration. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-19.
Civil Rights Corps25,000.002018-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/civil-rights-corps-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support; renewal of December 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/civil-rights-corps-general-support 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.
Faith in Texas250,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/faith-texas-criminal-justice-reform-workChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support criminal justice reform work, including prosecutorial accountability. This funding is intended to support organizing faith communities for accountability in the lead-up to and aftermath of district attorney elections this fall, and organizing for statewide legislative work in 2019. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
The Ladies of Hope Ministries150,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/the-ladies-of-hope-ministries-hope-house-projectChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the crafting of a scaling plan for Hope House and staffing for Hope House, a reentry housing program for and by formerly incarcerated women. These funds will be used to manage internal logistics and policies to inform the culture of the house and help manage relationships with the community. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
The Soze Agency300,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/soze-agency-right-of-return-fellowshipChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the Right of Return fellowship program for formerly incarcerated artists. This is a renewal and expansion of the December 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/soze-agency-returning-citizens-project which The Soze Agency used to support seven artists. Co-founders and previous fellows Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig will continue to provide mentorship and leadership for the new class. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
Floridians for a Fair Democracy750,000.002018-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/floridians-for-a-fair-democracy-ballot-committee-contributionChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund for a ballot measure committee seeking to pass an amendment to restore voting eligibility to 1.4 million people in Florida who were previously convicted of felonies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; announced: 2018-08-24.
Aubin Pictures60,000.002018-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/aubin-pictures-criminal-justice-media-archiveChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the launch of the Criminal Justice Media Archive, an online portal and offline networking and convening hub for filmmakers working with criminal justice reform content. The Criminal Justice Media Archive will compile footage from documentaries and news interviews and make it available for repurposing. Renewal of December 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/aubin-pictures-criminal-justice-media-archive-scoping. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-09-07.
Prosecutor Impact50,000.002018-07Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prosecutor-impact-prosecutor-training-pilotChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via TNSE MissionWorks to support a partnership with Ideo for development of a prosecutor training pilot in Philadelphia. Prosecutor Impact believes taking a cohort of incoming district attorneys into prisons and jails and sharing skills and wisdom from national leaders can build community and camaraderie that helps the vision of reform-minded prosecutors permeate through their offices. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelphia; announced: 2018-08-02.
National Family Defense Project120,000.002018-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/national-family-defense-project-general-supportChloe Cockburn Two discretionary grants totaling $120,000 to support the formation of a new organization —the National Family Defense Project, led by Lisa Sangoi and Erin Miles Cloud — via Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs. The organization will work on challenging the separation of children from their parents under current policies of the criminal justice and child welfare systems. One of the two grants was made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Previously, the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mission-launch-inc-lisa-sangoi-child-welfare had funded a report by Lisa Sangoi (one of the people starting the new organization) on child welfare, drug policy and criminalization. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-07-26.
New Economy Organisers Network42,285.002018-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-economy-organisers-network-KIN-conveningsChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant of £32,000 ($42,284.80 at the time of conversion) to the New Economy Organisers Network (NEON) to support planning, travel, and other costs for convenings in London later this year and in 2019. The convenings will bring together black organizers from the U.S. and the UK to build relationships and discuss strategy on a number of issues, including mass incarceration. Affected countries: United States|United Kingdom; announced: 2018-07-20.
The People’s Lobby Education Institute125,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-lobby-education-institute-support-work-prosecutorial-accountability-chicago-2018Michelle Crentsil Grant to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. Grantee plans to use this grant to support local organizing to work with Cook County State’s Attorney (SA) Kim Foxx to ensure that her policies are keeping Cook County communities safe without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration. Grant renews March 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-lobby-education-institute-support-work-prosecutorial-accountability-chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2018-07-12.
Workers Center for Racial Justice125,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/workers-center-racial-justice-prosecutorial-accountability-chicago-2018Michelle Crentsil Grant to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. Grantee plans to use this grant to support local organizing to work with Cook County State’s Attorney (SA) Kim Foxx to ensure that her policies are keeping Cook County communities safe without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration. Grant renews March 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/workers-center-racial-justice-prosecutorial-accountability-chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2018-07-12.
Prison Policy Initiative100,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/data collectionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prison-policy-initiative-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to compile and report on key data trends in criminal justice reform and package that information in a manner that is most helpful to advocates, organizers, and others working to understand and reform the criminal justice system. Renewal of February 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prison-policy-initiative-general-support-2017. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-28.
We Got Us Now100,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/we-got-us-now-general-support-2018Michelle Crentsil Grant for a digital platform seeking to organize children of incarcerated parents and raise public awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration. Michelle Crentsil, our Associate for Criminal Justice Reform and the investigator of this grant, believes it’s plausible that We Got Us Now will continue to encourage members to take various actions; begin to build a national network; develop partnerships to develop and deploy this constituency; and identify other leaders in this constituency. Renewal of September 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/we-got-us-now-general-support. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-28.
Project NIA121,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/transformative justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/project-nia-transformative-justice-work-mariame-kabaChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Chicago Freedom School to support Mariame Kaba’s transformative justice work. The funding is intended to support trainings to develop a model of intervention, prevention, and community engagement around violence against women and gender-nonconforming people; and the creation of a toolkit, a convening, and advocacy around incarcerated people who have been the victims of sexual harm and domestic violence. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2018-06-23.
VOCAL-NY75,000.002018-06Criminal justice reform/court watchinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vocal-ny-court-watch-nycChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the Court Watch NYC program. Court Watch NYC seeks to increase accountability by training New Yorkers to watch court proceedings, collect data, and report out what they see. The goal of the program is to improve prosecutor practices on bail, plea deals, sentencing, and other related areas. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2018-06-21.
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign500,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/decriminalization/drug policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ohio-safe-and-healthy-communities-campaign-ohio-neighborhood-safety-drug-treatment-and-rehabilitation-amendment-may-2018Chloe Cockburn Grant to support the Ohio Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment. The amendment, which advocates plan to place on the ballot in November 2018, aims to reduce imprisonment for low-level, nonviolent drug and probation violation offenses; encourage participation in rehabilitation for people in prison; and reallocate prison spending to drug treatment, community alternatives to incarceration, and victim services. Grant made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Ohio; announced: 2018-06-28.
Real Justice PAC350,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/politicshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/real-justice-pac-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant made personally by Cari Tuna, to develop tools and infrastructure as it seeks to raise the profile of key prosecutor and sheriff races in 2018 and elect reform-minded candidates who will work to safely reduce the number of people incarcerated in their jurisdictions. The funds were distributed to an account that is limited to work outside of California. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-28.
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition200,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/colorado-criminal-justice-reform-coalition-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support its work on prosecutorial accountability, civic engagement, and crime survivor organizing. CCJRC plans to register and mobilize eligible voters who have a criminal record, are incarcerated in jail, or are members of several target communities most impacted by over-criminalization; push for larger reforms; expand community-based services for victims; and raise community awareness of the power of prosecutors and the need for greater accountability. Renewal of December 2016 support https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/colorado-criminal-justice-reform-coalition-prosecutorial-reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; announced: 2018-06-15.
Faith in Action800,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/faith-in-action-live-free-campaign-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the national Live Free Campaign. This renews the August 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-national-network-live-free-campaign. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-15.
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities50,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/disability rightshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/helping-educate-advance-rights-deaf-communities-heard-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant. Grantee, HEARD, plans to educate deaf and disabled communities about their rights and to train and support attorneys and advocates on how to work with and protect the rights of deaf/disabled defendants as well as incarcerated and formerly imprisoned people. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-15.
SPIN Academy42,000.002018-05Criminal justice reform/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/spin-academy-communications-trainingChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Community Initiatives to support criminal justice reform leaders seeking communications training. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-06-15.
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice20,000.002018-05Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/greenburger-center-for-social-and-criminal-justice-criminal-justice-conveningChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support a convening regarding the intersection of mental health and incarceration. The purpose of the convening is to organize directly affected people to discuss strategies to decriminalize mental illness. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-05-31.
Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative300,000.002018-05Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reform-jails-and-community-reinvestment-initiative-reform-la-jails-ballot-measure-may-2018Chloe Cockburn Grant to support work on the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative (Reform L.A. Jails). If passed by voters, Reform L.A. Jails will task Los Angeles leaders with developing a comprehensive plan to reduce jail populations and to redirect the cost savings to alternatives to incarceration, which advocates believe will reduce recidivism, prevent crime, and permanently reduce the population of people cycling into and out of jail that are experiencing mental health, drug dependency, or chronic homelessness issues. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. It is a renewal of the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reform-jails-and-community-reinvestment-initiative-reform-la-jails-ballot-measure made in April 2018 (a month ago). Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles; announced: 2018-04-26.
Gamechanger Labs400,000.002018-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/gamechanger-labs-student-organizing-initiative-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant that is a renewal of September 2017 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/gamechanger-labs-student-organizing-initiative The grant is via the Movement Voter Fund at the Tides Foundation to support student and community organizing to reduce incarceration. Gamechanger Labs intends to use these funds to organize convenings, hire support staff and a digital communications strategist, and support local youth and student organizations working on criminal justice reform issues. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-05-17.
Project South50,000.002018-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/project-south-criminal-justice-reform-workChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for criminal justice reform work. Grantee works in education, local and regional organizing, legal infrastructure and advocacy, and movement support throughout the southern U.S. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-05-17.
Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative500,000.002018-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reform-jails-and-community-reinvestment-initiative-reform-la-jails-ballot-measureChloe Cockburn Grant to support work on the Reform Jails and Community Reinvestment Initiative (Reform L.A. Jails). If passed by voters, Reform L.A. Jails will task Los Angeles leaders with developing a comprehensive plan to reduce jail populations and to redirect the cost savings to alternatives to incarceration, which advocates believe will reduce recidivism, prevent crime, and permanently reduce the population of people cycling into and out of jail that are experiencing mental health, drug dependency, or chronic homelessness issues. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Previously, Open Phil made a grant to Justice Team Network, the parent organization: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-team-network-justice-la-campaign. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2018-04-26.
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund150,000.002018-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-freedom-network-education-fund-texas-rising-programChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support the Texas Rising program. This grant will allow Texas Rising to increase its base of young people (under 30 years old) engaged on criminal justice reform issues. The grant will pay for computers, student stipends, and field staff salaries for activities including convenings, trainings, leadership development, digital organizing, and grassroots organizing. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-04-19.
Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities Campaign500,000.002018-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ohio-safe-and-healthy-communities-campaign-ohio-neighborhood-safety-drug-treatment-and-rehabilitation-amendmentChloe Cockburn Grant to support the Ohio Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment. The amendment, which advocates plan to place on the ballot in November 2018, aims to reduce imprisonment for low-level, nonviolent drug and probation violation offenses; encourage participation in rehabilitation for people in prison; and reallocate prison spending to drug treatment, community alternatives to incarceration, and victim services. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2018-04-26.
The Justice Collaborative1,800,000.002018-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/the-justice-collaborative-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support via the Tides Center. The grant is a renewal of https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/the-justice-collaborative-general-support-2017 (2017-01, $1,301,280). Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
Justice Strategies100,000.002018-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-strategies-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Tides Center for general support. Justice Strategies is a small think tank that produces reports and convenings and provides testimony, thought-partnership and leadership, and other support to advocates. Grant renews 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-strategies-general-support. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-12.
Media Mobilizing Project140,000.002018-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/media-mobilizing-project-criminal-justice-coalitionChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support coordination of the Coalition for a Just District Attorney. The coalition seeks to amplify the voices of communities fighting to end mass incarceration, raise the dignity of communities in Philadelphia, maintain public support for decarceration reforms in Philadelphia, and increase justice in the city and nationwide. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Pennsylvania; affected cities: Philadelhpia; announced: 2018-04-12.
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls500,000.002018-03Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/national-council-incarcerated-and-formerly-incarcerated-women-and-girls-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Families for Justice as Healing for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work. Original grant amount was $250,000; in July 2018, an additional $250,000 was added to the grant amount. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-12.
Columbia University50,000.002018-02Criminal justice reform/decriminalization and prison time reduction and formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/columbia-university-beyond-the-bars-conference-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant (labeled a gift) to the Center for Justice at Columbia University’s School of Social Work to support its 2018 Beyond the Bars conference. Beyond the Bars is an annual interdisciplinary conference on mass incarceration that brings together stakeholders including formerly incarcerated individuals as well as community organizations interested in ending mass incarceration and promoting justice and equity. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-24.
Justice Team Network400,000.002018-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-team-network-justice-la-campaignChloe Cockburn Grant to support work on the JusticeLA campaign. Justice Team Network intends to use this funding for base-building (e.g. town halls), lobbying, communications, and research activities related to the campaign. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/dignity-and-power-now-justice-la-campaign to Dignity and Power Now. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles; announced: 2018-03-15.
Court Watch NOLA100,000.002018-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/court-watch-nola-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant. Grantee utilizes over 100 volunteers annually to observe and collect data on practices used in New Orleans courtrooms. Its observations and data are then compiled into regular reports, which can be used by the general public and advocacy groups for work related to criminal justice reform. Follows up on grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/court-watch-nola-general-support-october-2017. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Orleans; announced: 2018-03-08.
Southerners On New Ground400,000.002018-02Criminal justice reform/decriminalization and bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/southerners-on-new-ground-anti-criminalization-workChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant over two years to Southerners On New Ground (SONG) to support anti-criminalization work. SONG intends to use this funding to hire more full-time organizers and increase efforts on anti-criminalization campaigns, particularly those focused on the abolition of cash bail and the closure or slowed expansion of local jails. Open Phil is impressed by SONG’s reputation for effective community organizing around multiple issues. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-08.
Voters Organized to Educate100,000.002018-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voters-organized-to-educate-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee intends to use these funds to hire a senior legislative policy consultant and build administrative capacity for its criminal justice reform legislative efforts in Louisiana. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Orleans; affected cities: Louisiana; announced: 2018-03-08.
Texas Inmate Families Association200,000.002018-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-inmate-families-association-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee (TIFA) is a primarily volunteer-driven organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for family members of incarcerated individuals. This funding is intended to allow TIFA to hire a full-time organizer to increase membership, provide marketing assistance, and conduct more trainings and workshops. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-02-22.
Just Liberty569,000.002018-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2018Chloe Cockburn Renewal of 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016 that will 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. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-15.
LatinoJustice50,000.002018-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/latino-justice-media-fellowship-programChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support a media fellowship. The fellowship program is intended to allow a member of the Latinx community to document and eventually publish an account of his or her direct involvement with the criminal justice and correction system. For its inaugural fellow, LatinoJustice selected Jason Hernandez, one of the first individuals to receive clemency under President Barack Obama’s clemency program. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-15.
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund100,000.002018-01Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/brooklyn-community-bail-fund-national-bail-fund-network-2018Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant supports the National Bail Fund Network led by Pilar Weiss. It is accompanied by a grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/silicon-valley-debug-bail-fund-participatory-defense-pilot to Silicon Valley De-Bug, a collaboator on the project. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-01.
Silicon Valley De-Bug20,600.002018-01Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/silicon-valley-debug-bail-fund-participatory-defense-pilotChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support a pilot project exploring a partnership between bail funds and participatory defense, led by Raj Jayadev. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/brooklyn-community-bail-fund-national-bail-fund-network-january-2018 to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-01.
Detroit Justice Center50,000.002018-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/detroit-justice-center-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via the Urban Justice Center for general support. DJC is a new nonprofit law firm focused on remedying the impacts of mass incarceration by building a model of integrated legal services, advocacy, and alternatives in Detroit. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Michigan; affected cities: Detroit; announced: 2018-02-22.
Citizens for Juvenile Justice75,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/citizens-for-juvenile-justice-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Total across two discretionary grants (one made via the Open Philanthropy Action Fund) for general support, representing a continuation of the 2016 grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/citizens-for-juvenile-justice-general-support-2016. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; announced: 2018-03-01.
Mijente255,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mijente-anti-criminalization-workChloe Cockburn Two discretionary grants totaling $255,000 to support criminal justice reform and anti-criminalization work. Mijente is a national hub for Latinx- and Chincanx-focused organizing and direct action, and this grant is intended to help Mijente mobilize Latinxs, particularly young activists and organizers, on issues related to criminal justice reform. Renewal of 2016 grant: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mijente-criminal-justice-reform. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-01.
Color Of Change1,000,000.002017-12criminal justice reform/bail reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-criminal-justice-reform-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant supports work on criminal justice reform, and continues https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-prosecutor-accountability (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.
The Ordinary People Society280,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-people-society-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant renews https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-people-society-prodigal-child-project (2016 grant) and is for general support. See also https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prodigal-child-project-general-support (a related grant). Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Georgia|Florida|Tennessee; announced: 2018-02-15.
The Prodigal Child Project20,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prodigal-child-project-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to support work training and organizing pastors to advocate for criminal justice reform with legislators across several southern U.S. states. Grant financed by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. See also https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-people-society-general-support-2017 to an affiliated organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Georgia|Florida|Tennessee; announced: 2018-02-15.
Voters Organized to Educate305,000.002017-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voters-organized-to-educate-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant intended to allow Voters Organized to continue developing and testing its electoral impact and voter engagement strategies, vet and publicly endorse local political candidates who support policies aligned with Voters Organized’s mission, and raise its profile as an organization representing the interests of formerly incarcerated people. Grant financed by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Louisiana; announced: 2018-02-15.
Aubin Pictures25,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/aubin-pictures-criminal-justice-media-archive-scopingChloe Cockburn Grant to support a criminal justice media archive scoping project. The grant will allow Aubin Pictures to conduct a needs assessment and propose a strategic development plan to catalogue and archive media footage related to criminal justice reform (e.g. interviews, courtroom or prison footage). Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-23.
Smart Justice CA25,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/smart-justice-ca-california-criminal-justice-reform-lobbyingChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via The Advocacy Fund to support lobbying on criminal justice bills in the California legislature in 2017. Grant financed by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2018-01-23.
Blackbird425,000.002017-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/blackbird-ending-mass-incarceration-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant to support efforts to end mass incarceration. The grant is intended to support communications, policy and organizing work. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-05.
ColorOfChange PAC200,000.002017-11Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-pac-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant to support electoral engagement work related to prosecutor accountability and reform. Color of Change PAC intends to use this funding to organize national and local partners to participate in voter engagement activities several months prior to important district attorney elections, with a goal to promote prosecutors or prosecutor candidates who are supportive of criminal justice reform.. See the related grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-criminal-justice-reform-2017 to the parent 501(c)(4) organization. Grant financed by Cari Tuna personally. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-02-15.
Youth First Initiative250,000.002017-11Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/youth-first-initiative-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee is undertaking a coordinated national advocacy campaign with the ultimate goals of completely ending youth incarceration, closing youth prisons, and redirecting young people to community-based programs, and is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-12-01.
Dignity and Power Now500,000.002017-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/dignity-and-power-now-justice-la-campaignChloe Cockburn Grant is for work on the JusticeLA campaign. The campaign is a coalition of organizations opposed to the planned construction of two new jail facilities in Los Angeles county, which currently contains the largest jail system in the country, with an average daily inmate population of approximately 17,000. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-team-network-justice-la-campaign to the Justice Team Network from the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles; announced: 2018-03-15.
Essie Justice Group300,000.002017-10Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/essie-justice-group-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee organizes women with incarcerated loved ones for criminal justice reform. Grantee plans to expand its on-the-ground network of women with incarcerated loved ones and continue to advocate for an end to the money bail system and industry. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-11-21.
Court Watch NOLA100,000.002017-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/court-watch-nola-general-support-october-2017Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grant based on perceived success of previous grant made in April 2017. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-11-21.
Working Families Party109,600.002017-10Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/working-families-party-prosecutor-reforms-new-yorkChloe Cockburn Grant made personally by Cari Tuna to the New York State Committee of the Working Families Party. Grant is intended to support the Working Families Party’s work on criminal justice issues, including electing prosecutors who are supportive of criminal justice reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; announced: 2017-11-10.
Initiate Justice5,000.002017-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/initiate-justice-prisoner-education-prop-57Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support prisoner education on Proposition 57. Funds will be used to conduct direct mail campaign to prisoners in California educating them on the proposition and its potential effect on their sentences. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2017-11-10.
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund404,800.002017-10Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/brooklyn-community-bail-fund-national-bail-fund-networkChloe Cockburn Discreionary grant to support National Bail Fund Network, led by Pilar Weiss. The Network is comprised of bail funds around the country—including immigration and movement-oriented funds as well as more traditional community-based funds engaging with local criminal justice systems—which pay bail for defendants who cannot otherwise afford to pay bail. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-10-25.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition558,000.002017-09Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/florida-rights-restoration-coalition-power-buildingChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via The Advocacy Fund to support power-building work. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; announced: 2017-11-21.
New York Working Families40,000.002017-09Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-york-working-families-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant made via The Advocacy Fund to support work to pass legislation to reduce prison and jail populations in New York, and not for other priorities of New York Working Families. Affected countries: United STates; affected states: New York; announced: 2017-11-10.
We Got Us Now100,000.002017-09Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/we-got-us-now-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to support the launch of a digital platform devoted to the interests of children of incarcerated parents. The digital platform will include resources for children of incarcerated parents, storytelling media such as videos, audio files, and a blog, and a leadership institute to train children of incarcerated parents (ages 16-35) to organize and advocate for relevant criminal justice reforms. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-10-20.
Gamechanger Labs100,000.002017-09Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/gamechanger-labs-student-organizing-initiativeChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via the Movement Voter Fund at the Tides Foundation to support awareness-raising and organizing of college students. This funding will support project planning, initial campaign staffing, travel, and potentially small sub-grants to partner organizations. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-10-09.
Corrections Accountability Project100,000.002017-09Criminal justice reform/prisin life qualityhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/corrections-accountability-project-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to project housed at the Urban Justice Center and led by Bianca Tylek. Grantee aims to eliminate the influence of commercial interests on the criminal system and end the exploitation of those it touches. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-10-03.
Texas After Violence Project52,000.002017-09Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-after-violence-project-video-documentation-projectChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support a research and video documentation project in collaboration with Texas Advocates for Justice, focused on inacarceration and its effects. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2017-10-03.
American Conservative Union Foundation200,000.002017-07Criminal justice reform/conservative advocacyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-conservative-union-center-criminal-justice-reform-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant to support the Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) led by Pat Nolan and David Safavian. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-08-21.
The Ahimsa Collective15,000.002017-07Criminal justice reform/restorative justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ahimsa-collective-restorative-justice-reportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Community Works West to support the completion of a restorative justice movement building report. The report is intended to be a resource for donors and advocates interested in supporting restorative justice1 work, and will include reference data on movement building efforts to date as well as recommendations on funding strategy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-08-16.
Dignity and Power Now132,000.002017-06Criminal justice reform/Reallocation of funds outside criminal justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/dignity-and-power-now-la-jail-oppositionChloe Cockburn Grant for an organized campaign to permanently defeat Los Angeles plans for jails. Grantee plans to organize a convening of community coalitions, labor groups, elected officials, and other interested parties to discuss and assess the potential for a larger campaign opposing the jails. Specifically, the funding will cover meeting materials, food and location costs, staff support, and potentially a commissioned report on alternative uses for the city and state funds estimated to be needed for the jail construction projects. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles; announced: 2017-08-08.
JustLeadershipUSA100,000.002017-05Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign-summer-canvassingChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant to support advocacy campaign to close the Rikers Island Prison Compex in New York City. Continuation of grants https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign and https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign-2016. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2018-01-19.
Forward Justice75,000.002017-05Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/forward-justice-daryl-atkinson-north-carolinaChloe Cockburn Grant via Repairers of the Breach to support the advocacy and organizing activities of Daryl Atkinson in North Carolina. The funding is intended to support the hiring of two organizers in North Carolina who will attempt to grow the local chapter of All of Us or None—a grassroots advocacy organization—and outreach and public education activities in Durham and Pitt counties related to prosecutorial accountability and reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: North Carolina; announced: 2017-09-28.
Color of Change30,000.002017-05Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-change-criminal-justice-meetingChloe 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.
Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund1,000,000.002017-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-action-fund-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant to support ongoing policy reform, legislative and ballot advocacy, and lobbying efforts in states such as Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and California, and to lay the foundation for future advocacy work in Florida, Ohio, and California. Open Phil considers grantee an effective organization that has contributed to the passing of several criminal justice reform bills at the state level, such as Illinois Senate Bill 2872, the Neighborhood Safety Act, in March 2017. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund; companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-support-2017 made via Tides Center. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
Alliance for Safety and Justice4,000,000.002017-04Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant for general support; renewal of previous similar grants such as https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-support Donor considers grantee an exceptionally high-performing organization with a track record of securing significant criminal justice policy reforms. Grant via Tides Center. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-action-fund-general-support-2017 made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
Common Justice100,000.002017-04Criminal justice reform/restorative justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/common-justice-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant via Vera Institute of Justice structured as an exit grant since grantee has made progress in meeting goals and securing alternate funding. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justice for the previous grant to Vera Institute of Justice that provided grantee funds to meet its goals. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2017-10-03.
Court Watch NOLA25,000.002017-04Criminal justice reform/court watchinghttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/court-watch-nola-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Grantee supports over 100 volunteers who do regular court watching and data gathering on practices used in New Orleans courtrooms. Court watchers gather data relating to violations of transparency, constitutional rights, ethics rules, state law, and victim rights. This data is compiled into regular reports that the organization uses for advocacy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Orleans; announced: 2017-08-11.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation45,000.002017-04Criminal justice reform/disability rightshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-civil-liberties-union-foundation-disability-rights-fellowshipChloe Cockburn Grant for Disability Rights Program to support a fellowship for Zoe Brennan-Kohn, a disability rights attorney. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-06-26.
People's Action Institute279,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/movement growth/prosecutorial reform and decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-action-institute-prosecutor-accountabilityChloe Cockburn Grant to support its prosecutor accountability campaign.1 The People’s Action Institute is a national organization driven by local and state organizing, with member organizations across several states. Using this funding, they plan to expand their community organizing and public education activities related to prosecutor accountability and reform to several new cities and regions. The broad goal will be to mobilize stakeholders to advocate for reforms that reduce incarceration levels. We expect these funds to cover expenses related to personnel, leadership trainings, consulting fees, materials and supplies, communications, travel and lodging, and re-grants to member organizations. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-action-prosecutor-accountability to the People’s Action by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
People's Action1,927,640.002017-03Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-action-prosecutor-accountabilityChloe Cockburn Grant over two years to support prosecutor accountability campaign. People’s Action is a national organization driven by local and state organizing, with member organizations across several states. Using this funding, they plan to expand their community organizing and advocacy activities related to prosecutor accountability and reform to several new cities and regions such as Brooklyn, Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. The broad goal was intended to be to mobilize stakeholders to advocate for policy reforms that reduce incarceration levels, particularly through movement building and voter engagement and outreach. Grant made by the Open Philnthropy Action Fund. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-action-institute-prosecutor-accountability to the People’s Action Institute. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-04-19.
Texas Organizing Project1,195,500.002017-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-organizing-project-criminal-justice-reform-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant intended to grow TOP’s organizational capacity so that it can continue building pressure for criminal justice reforms in Texas. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Detailed writeup available. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/texas-organizing-project-education-fund-criminal-justice-reform made to the Texas Orgaizing Project Education Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-04-19.
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund765,000.002017-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-organizing-project-education-fund-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant intended to support a build-up of TOP Ed Fund’s organizational capacity in Texas, in order to allow it to continue pushing for criminal justice reforms. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-organizing-project-criminal-justice-reform-2017 by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-04-19.
The People’s Lobby Education Institute125,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/peoples-lobby-education-institute-support-work-prosecutorial-accountability-chicagoChloe Cockburn Grant to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2018-01-05.
Workers Center for Racial Justice125,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/workers-center-racial-justice-prosecutorial-accountability-chicagoChloe Cockburn Grant to support work on prosecutorial accountability in Chicago. The Workers Center for Racial Justice plans to use this grant to a) support local organizing to work with Cook County State’s Attorney (SA) Kim Foxx to ensure that her policies are ensuring the safety of Cook County communities without overly relying on jail and prison incarceration, and b) build these groups’ capacity to relate to SA Foxx in a productive way. Possible activities include town hall meetings, prayer vigils, and quarterly meetings with SA Foxx to determine whether she is meeting the groups’ standards for community accountability and reduced use of harsh criminal justice sanctions. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2017-09-07.
College and Community Fellowship50,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/college-and-community-fellowship-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee works to increase access to education for formerly incarcerated people via direct service work in New York City (including academic support and peer mentoring programs), policy advocacy, and technical assistance. CCF’s direct service work informs its national advocacy and national technical assistance programs, both of which aim to increase awareness about issues related to mass incarceration and education and to encourage community members and decision-makers to push for criminal justice reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2017-07-19.
Vera Institute of Justice50,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/Safety and justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-criminal-justice-reform-reportChloe Cockburn Grant to support a report on the state of safety and justice reform. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-06-26.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon145,000.002017-03Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-civil-liberties-union-foundation-oregon-prosecutorial-accountabilityChloe Cockburn Grant to support prosecutorial reform, including a report cost on district attorney (DA) policies, practices, and positions, to be completed for each elected DA. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Oregon; announced: 2017-06-09.
National Alliance of Faith and Justice100,000.002017-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/national-alliance-faith-and-justice-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant to support the National Alliance of Faith and Justice work in advancing criminal justice reform by empowering victims of crime to become advocates for safe and just communities. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Grant page published on 2017-04-27, see https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!topic/newly.published/_iLMF5lWwnQ for the email announcing the grant. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-04-26.
Drug Policy Alliance1,400,000.002017-03Drug policy/United States/Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/drug-policy-alliance-drug-decriminalization-- Grant supports the work of asha bandele and Kassandra Frederique, who plan to lead culture change and pilot project strategies to advance a public health approach to the use and sale of all drugs. Although the grantee is working on drug policy, the current criminalization of various drugs also makes the grant fall under criminal justice reform. Open Phil hopes to move the United States toward a Portugal-style public health approach to drugs, and sees the grant as a step in that direction. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-04-22.
LatinoJustice500,000.002017-02Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/latino-justice-work-end-mass-incarcerationChloe Cockburn Grant to support work to end mass incarceration by increasing the visibility and changing the public will of Latinx in favor of criminal justice reform. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-09-07.
National Network for Safe Communities161,040.002017-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/national-network-safe-communities-la-larceny-projectChloe Cockburn Grant to support a larceny intervention project in Los Angeles. Grant page published on 2017-03-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; affected cities: Los Angeles; announced: 2017-03-31.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition130,000.002017-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/florida-rights-restoration-coalition-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chlor Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; announced: 2017-03-17.
Prison Policy Initiative66,000.002017-02Criminal justice reform/data collectionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prison-policy-initiative-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-03-15.
Justice Solutions112,613.002017-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-solutions-anne-seymours-crime-victims-and-survivors-workChloe Cockburn Grant supports work of well-known victim rights advocate Anne Seymour. The project aims to assess the status of victims’ rights to dignity and respect, which are included in statutes and constitutions in many states but are not defined in most of these states. Discretionary grant by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-03-15.
ReFrame Mentorship100,000.002017-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reframe-mentorship-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant via Center for Civic Policy, following up on https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reframe-mentorship-general-support an earlier grant. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-03-15.
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California250,000.002017-02Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/aclu-nor-cal-prosecutorial-accountabilityChloe Cockburn Grant supports project on prosecutorial accountability called “What a difference a DA makes” and led by Ana Zamora. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2017-03-15.
Accountable Justice Collaborative200,000.002017-01Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/accountable-justice-collaborative-advocacy-fund-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund via The Advocacy Fund to the Accountable Justice Collaborative (AJC) for general support. The funding is intended to increase AJC’s organizational capacity to facilitate advocacy, media engagement, and outreach related to prosecutor accountability. Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/the-justice-collaborative-general-support-2017 to The Justice Collaborative. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-15.
The Justice Collaborative1,301,280.002017-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/the-justice-collaborative-general-support-2017Chloe Cockburn Grantee houses the Accountable Justice Project, that was launched via an April 2016 Open Phil grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/accountable-justice-project-general-support Companion grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/accountable-justice-collaborative-advocacy-fund-general-support-2017 by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-03-15.
Fair and Just Prosecution1,500,000.002017-01Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/fair-and-just-prosecution-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to support launch of new project, a 501(c)(3) organization housed at the Tides Center. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-03-21.
Mission: Launch, Inc.55,000.002017-01Criminal justice reform/child welfare, drug policy, criminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mission-launch-inc-lisa-sangoi-child-welfareChloe Cockburn Grant to be used to increase awareness of the negative impacts of the criminal justice system and increase interest in criminal justice reform. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-03-15.
PICO National Network50,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-national-network-general-support-cosechaChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee intends to use these funds to support Cosecha’s community organizing and advocacy work, including hiring full time organizers for a Detention Defense Campaign in several communities across 12 states. See also the related grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-action-fund-general-support-cosecha to the PICO Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
Grassroots Leadership, Inc.275,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/grassroots-leadership-texas-advocates-for-justice-projectChloe Cockburn Grant over two years to support the Texas Advocates for Justice Project (TAJ). TAJ offers intensive community organizing and communications trainings for formerly incarcerated people, who then lead and participate in local policy-change campaigns in cities across Texas. TAJ intends to use this grant to expand its staff and launch chapters in six additional cities by 2019, including San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2018-01-19.
PICO Action Fund50,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-action-fund-general-support-cosechaChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant for general support. Grantee intends to use these funds to support Cosecha’s community organizing and advocacy work, which may include lobbying activities. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. See also the related grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-national-network-general-support-cosecha to the PICO National Network. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
JustLeadershipUSA3,400,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/jail-closing campaignhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign-2016Chloe Cockburn Grant renews a previous grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign supporting a campaign to close Rikers Island. Detailed writeup on previous grant page. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2017-09-01.
Blackbird425,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/blackbird-ending-mass-incarcerationChloe Cockburn Grant to support efforts to end mass inacercation. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-05-31.
Dream Corps500,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/dream-corps-criminal-justice-and-criminalizationChloe Cockburn Grant supports the work of Van Jones and his team. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-16.
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition75,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/colorado-criminal-justice-reform-coalition-prosecutorial-reformChloe Cockburn Grant to be used to reach out to voters with criminal convictions, to provide public education on the powers and practices of prosecutors, and to work closely with a newly-elected district attorney on criminal justice reform. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; announced: 2017-02-16.
Impact Justice2,050,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/restorative justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/impact-justice-restorative-justice-projectChloe Cockburn Grant supported the Restorative Justice Project. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-06.
Civil Rights Corps200,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/litigationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/civil-rights-corps-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.
Ayni Institute250,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ayni-institute-movement-ecology-and-metricsChloe Cockburn Grant was to support work on research, communication, and training on movement ecology and movement metrics. These metrics would be used to assess the capacity of groups to successfully mobilize the public on a large scale around issues such as mass incarceration, specifically 1) the capacity of movements to create or capitalize on trigger events to shift public opinion, 2) their capacity to absorb increased partition in high-profile moments. Discretionary grant decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.
LEAD National Support Bureau200,000.002016-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/lead-national-support-bureau-general-supportChloe Cockburn Intended uses of grant money: 1) to hire Chief Brendan Cox, a highly-regarded retiring police chief, to serve as a police ambassador for LEAD, and 2) to provide technical support to the 20-30 places that are planning to be implementing or considering implementing LEAD programs by the end of 2017. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.
The Soze Agency216,500.002016-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/soze-agency-returning-citizens-projectChloe Cockburn Grant supports the Returning Citizens Project. Michael Skolnik, CEO, plans to use the grant to coordinate the launch of a formerly incarcerated artist network, with an initial group of five selected artists. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-02-02.
The Ordinary People Society300,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-people-society-prodigal-child-projectChloe Cockburn Grant supports the Prodigal Child Project, which organizes pastors in the Southern U.S. in support of prisoners, former prisoners, their families, and communities, as part of larger campaigns to raise public awareness and reduce incarceration. The work is led by Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, a formerly incarcerated person who has long worked for reforms in Alabama and surrounding states. This grant would allow Pastor Glasgow to begin building up the infrastructure of his organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Mississippi|Florida|Georgia; announced: 2017-02-02.
Mothers Against Police Brutality50,000.002016-12Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mothers-against-police-brutality-prosecutorial-reformChloe Cockburn Grant supports efforts to increase prosecutorial accountability in Texas. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2017-02-02.
Citizens for Juvenile Justice65,000.002016-11Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/citizens-for-juvenile-justice-general-support-2016Chloe Cockburn Discretionary grant, made in two parts. One part of the grant was made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Grantee campaign aims to promote healthier outcomes and less recidivism among 18- to 25-year-olds involved in the criminal justice system including: (1) restructuring the juvenile justice system to include 18- to 20-year-olds to prevent them from long-term entanglement in the adult justice system; and (2) improving recidivism outcomes for 21- to 24-year-olds in the adult justice system by creating targeted, developmentally appropriate changes designed to better engage and rehabilitate emerging adults. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice50,000.002016-11Criminal justice reform/restorative justicehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/national-association-community-and-restorative-justice-restorative-justice-conveningChloe Cockburn Grant was for the Restorative Justice Conference. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-01-10.
Color of Change229,100.002016-10Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-change-studying-voter-activity-prosecutorial-electionsChloe 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.
Yes on Prop. 57200,000.002016-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/yes-on-prop-57-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to the Yes on Prop. 57, Californians and Governor Brown for Public Safety and Rehabilitation committee (“Yes on Prop. 57”) for general support. Proposition 57 was a 2016 California ballot measure which passed with 64% of the vote. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2018-04-19.
Just Liberty530,000.002016-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/just-liberty-general-support-2016Chloe Cockburn Grant 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. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
Million Voters Project Action Fund400,000.002016-10Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/million-voters-project-action-fund-proposition-57Chloe Cockburn Grant for lobbying and field operations work related to the passing of California Proposition 57. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
Safety and Justice Action Fund300,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/safety-and-justice-action-fund-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for prosecutorial reform in Oregon. Funds intended to primarily cover costs related to program staffing, contracting fees, and polling activities to be used for future lobbying efforts. Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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; affected states: Oregon; announced: 2017-12-28.
New Virginia Majority Education Fund50,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-virginia-majority-formerly-incarcerated-organizersChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Virginia; announced: 2017-01-17.
Justice Strategies200,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/unclassifiedhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justice-strategies-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-15.
Texas Fair Defense Project63,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-fair-defense-project-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; announced: 2016-12-05.
Youth First Initiative250,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/decriminaliationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/youth-first-initiative-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-05.
Essie Justice Group600,000.002016-10Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/essie-justice-group-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-12-05.
Color of Change678,772.002016-09Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-prosecutor-accountabilityChloe 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 https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-education-fund-prosecutor-accountability is made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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.
Faith in Texas637,000.002016-09Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/faith-texas-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant intended to support work to build grassroots support for criminal justice reform among members of white evangelical, black, and Hispanic faith communities in Texas, especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; affected cities: Dallas|Fort Worth; announced: 2016-10-06.
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund404,800.002016-09Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/brooklyn-community-bail-fund-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant accompanies identification of bail reform as a highly impactful area of policy change to reduce incarceration. Grant to CBF is to organize existing bail funds around the country into a national network and support that network through coordination staffing, and develop a plan for strategic bail fund expansion connected to advocacy around reducing incarceration. No detailed writeup. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-09-16.
Texas Organizing Project124,400.002016-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/texas-organizing-project-criminal-justice-reform-2016Chloe Cockburn Grant to support criminal justice reform work in Houstin, in particular community organizing and civic engagement activities. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Texas; affected cities: Houston; announced: 2018-04-19.
PICO National Network1,394,250.002016-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-national-network-live-free-campaignChloe Cockburn Grant to support the Live Free Campaign. See also the related grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-action-fund-live-free-campaign to the PICO Action Fund. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
PICO Action Fund816,188.002016-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-action-fund-live-free-campaignChloe Cockburn Grant to support the Live Free Campaign. Money is intended to primarily be used for voter education and engagement campaigns related to accountability measures for district attorneys and sheriffs. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pico-national-network-live-free-campaign for the corresponding grant to the PICO National Network. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-01-19.
Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice64,500.002016-08Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/katal-center-health-equity-and-justice-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support, and part of the effort to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City. See https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaign-2016 for more detail. Grant made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2018-01-19.
Color of Change Education Fund321,228.002016-08Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-education-fund-prosecutor-accountabilityChloe Cockburn Grant to support prosecutorial reform and accountability work. Supplements the grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/color-of-change-prosecutor-accountability Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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.
Voters Organized to Educate222,500.002016-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voters-organized-to-educate-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to support development of evidence-based voter engagement strategies for formerly incarcerated people and families throughout Louisiana. Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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; affected states: Louisiana; announced: 2017-12-28.
Voice of the Educated325,500.002016-08Criminal justice reform/formerly incarcerated peoplehttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voice-of-the-experienced-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant to support the development of a rigorously constructed organizing and voter engagement system for formerly incarcerated people and their families. An accompanying grant https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voters-organized-to-educate-general-support is made by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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; affected states: Louisiana; announced: 2017-12-28.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition48,000.002016-08Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/florida-rights-restoration-coalition-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; announced: 2016-10-06.
Mijente255,000.002016-08Criminal justice reform/unclassifiedhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/mijente-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant via Puente Arizona. No detailed writeup. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Arizona; announced: 2016-09-02.
JustLeadershipUSA40,000.002016-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support, and part of suport for the campaign to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City. Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2017-12-28.
VOCAL-NY Action Fund40,000.002016-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant for general support, and part of suport for the campaign to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City. Grant by the Open Philanthropy Action Fund. As explained at https://groups.google.com/a/openphilanthropy.org/forum/#!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; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2017-12-28.
Vera Institute of Justice100,000.002016-07Criminal justice reform/bail reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-new-orleans-user-funded-justice-systemChloe Cockburn Grant supports the New Orleans office for research into and cost-benefit analysis of the New Orleans user-funded justice system. Specifically: impposition of financial bail as a condition of pretrial release, the assessment of fines and fees at sentencing, and the relationship between these practices and the number of people in jail. Disclosure: Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, Chloe Cockburn, had worked at the Vera Institute New Orleans office for a year earlier. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New Orleans; announced: 2016-09-20.
The Ordinary People Society125,000.002016-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-peoples-society-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant was support Pastor Kenneth Glasgow in launching the Prodigal Child Project, which will train and organize pastors in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia as advocates for reducing incarceration. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Mississippi|Florida|Georgia; announced: 2016-09-09.
Center for Court Innovation160,000.002016-07Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/center-court-innovation-new-thinking-about-criminal-justice-responsesChloe Cockburn Grant intended to promote new thinking about criminal justice responses in Cook County. No detailed writeup. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Illinois; affected cities: Chicago; announced: 2016-09-02.
ReFrame Mentorship37,000.002016-07Criminal justice reform/conservative advocacyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/reframe-mentorship-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant (called a "no-process" grant at the time) decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-09-02.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children70,000.002016-07Criminal justice reform/prison life qualityhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/legal-services-prisoners-children-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-08-01.
Ayni Institute40,000.002016-07Criminal justice reform/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ayni-institute-momentum-trainingChloe Cockburn Grant to support momentum trainings. This was the second grant to the Ayni Institute; the first grant had supported initial work on developing and running a training on movement ecology. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-08-01.
Harvard University Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management783,000.002016-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/harvard-university-program-criminal-justice-policy-and-managementChloe Cockburn Program receiving funds housed at the Harvard Kennedy School. Grant supports work on reforms impacting young adults convicted of crimes. Grant intended to support staff, travel, and incidental costs for work of Senior Fellow Vincent Schiraldi providing though leadership, technical support, and strategic advice for state-level reforms to treatment of young adults (ages 18 to 25) in the criminal justice system. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-07-22.
Alliance for Safety and Justice3,000,000.002016-06Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-support-2Chloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2017-01-10.
Vera Institute of Justice8,000.002016-06Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justice-2Chloe Cockburn Grant to support Brooklyn-based project Common Justice. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. This is a followup grant to a much larger grant (200000 USD) made in 2016-02 for the same purpose; see https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justice. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-07-01.
Prison Policy Initiative50,000.002016-06Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/prison-policy-initiative-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-07-01.
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition61,600.002016-06Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/colorado-criminal-justice-reform-coalition-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Colorado; announced: 2016-06-28.
American Conservative Union Foundation200,000.002016-05Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/american-conservative-union-center-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant was to support the work of the Center for Criminal Justice Reform led by Pat Nolan. Detailed writeup available. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-06-02.
Promise of Justice Initiative81,000.002016-05Criminal justice reform/unclassifiedhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/promise-justice-initiative-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. No detailed writeup. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-05-11.
Accountable Justice Project350,000.002016-04Criminal justice reform/prosecutorial reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/accountable-justice-project-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant was made to the Proteus Fund to support the launch of the Accountable Justice Project. Majority of grant to be used to hire staff to conduct nationwide research on misconduct by elected prosecutors and to share this information with a wide audience through media engagement. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-05-24.
Correctional Association of New York50,000.002016-04Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/correctional-association-new-york-general-supportChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant decided by program office Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; announced: 2016-04-28.
Ayni Institute110,000.002016-03Criminal justice reform/movement growthhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ayni-institute-movement-ecology-trainingChloe Cockburn Grant was made via Centre Presente, on the recommendation of program officer Chloe Cockburn. It was intended to sponsor the development and running of a training on the topic of movement ecology. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-04-19.
Institute of the Black World50,000.002016-03Criminal justice reform/unclassifiedhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/institute-black-world-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Discretionary grant (called a "no-process" grant at the time) decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-15.
The Ordinary People Society50,000.002016-03Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/ordinary-people-society-criminal-justice-reformChloe Cockburn Grant to support work on criminal justice reform only. Discretionary grant (called a "no-process" grant at the time) decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2016-03-15.
Vote Safe250,000.002016-02Criminal justice reform/politicshttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vote-safe-criminal-justice-reform-policy-advocacyChloe Cockburn Grant personally by Cari Tuna. Grantee is affiliated with Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), an advocacy and policy reform organization that developed the first statewide network for crime victims supporting justice reform. Vote Safe crafted and ran the successful campaign for Proposition 47, a 2014 California ballot measure that reduced incarceration by changing several low-level felonies to misdemeanors, and reallocating the prison cost savings to prevention and treatment. Related separate grant to the Alliance for Safety and Justice that is trying to replicate similar strategies on a national level: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-support. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California; announced: 2018-06-28.
Vera Institute of Justice200,000.002016-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/vera-institute-justice-common-justiceChloe Cockburn Grant is for Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based initiative. Grant intended to scale up space and staff for Common Justice to 1) increase outreach and promotion of its ideas, 2) scale up its intervention program so that its effectiveness can be studies more robustly. Detailed writeup available. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-04-07.
Alliance for Safety and Justice1,750,000.002016-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/alliance-safety-and-justice-general-supportChloe Cockburn Grant for general support. Goal is to build off and scale up Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ) to partner with state-based advocates across different states of the United States. Detailed writeup available. Affected countries: United States; affected states: California|others; announced: 2016-02-26.
Voice of the Ex-Offender40,000.002016-02Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/voice-ex-offender-southern-regional-conveningChloe Cockburn Grant for a Southern strategy meeting on building capacity to end mass incarceration in the South. Discretionary grant (called "no-process grant" at the time) decided by program officer Chloe Cockburn. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Alabama|Mississippi|Florida|Georgia; announced: 2016-02-19.
JustLeadershipUSA900,000.002015-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/justleadershipusa-close-rikers-campaignChloe Cockburn Grant to support campaign to close Rikers Island. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York City; announced: 2016-02-19.
Human Impact Partners60,990.002015-10Criminal justice reform/decriminalizationhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/human-impact-partners-conveningChloe Cockburn Grant supported a convening intended to advance a public health approach to criminal justice policy. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2015-11-06.
New York University80,000.002015-04Criminal justice reform/prison length reductionhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/new-york-university-work-swift-and-certain-sanctions-- The grant supported the work of Mark Kleiman on swift-and-certain sanctions. It followed up on a previous grant to the Washington Office of Latin America that supported earlier work by Mark Kleiman, available at https://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants/research-crime-incarceration-and-cannabis-regulation. Affected countries: United States.
Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice100,000.002015-02Criminal justice reform/unclassifiedhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/florida-state-university-project-accountable-justice-general-support-- The recipient aims to "advance public safety through evidence-based practices and policies in Florida and beyond.". Affected countries: United States; affected states: Florida; announced: 2015-03-03.
Pew Public Safety Performance Project3,000,000.002014-07Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/pew-public-safety-performance-project-- PSPP has engaged in the following activities: (1) Research and public education, (2) Engaging nontraditional allies of criminal justice reform, (3) Providing technical assistance to individual states. The grant would support and expand this work. Affected countries: United States.
BetaGov200,000.002013-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/betagov-- Grant made to Pepperdine University to support the work of Angela Hawken on BetaGov. BetaGov aims to generate knowledge about what works in the public sector (in areas including but not limited to criminal justice) by serving as a repository for practitioners’ ideas to be tested, serving as a database of results to facilitate learning across studies, and providing a toolkit (including web-based training, webinars, assessment tools, and an RCT call-in hotline) so that practitioners can conduct their own RCTs. Affected countries: United States.
Washington Office on Latin America245,000.002013-12Criminal justice reformhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/criminal-justice-reform/research-crime-incarceration-and-cannabis-regulation-- Grant made to support research projects on crime, incarceration and cannabis regulation led by Mark Kleiman. Affected countries: United States.

Similarity to other donors

The following table uses the Jaccard index and cosine similarity to compare the similarity of donors. We are showing the top 3 donors by the Jaccard index because we show up to 30 donors and show only donors with at least one donee in common.

Donor Number of distinct donees Number of donees in common (intersection) Union size Jaccard similarity Cosine similarity Weighted cosine similarity
Public Welfare Foundation 39 5 117 0.0427 0.0879 0.0297
Google.org 12 3 92 0.0326 0.0951 0.109
Laura and John Arnold Foundation 96 4 175 0.0229 0.0448 0.0044