Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $312,400 over two years to Cornell University to support work on the National Zoning Atlas project, which illustrates and communicates problems with zoning laws in various US states.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 over two years to YIMBY Law for general support. YIMBY Law advocates for more affordable housing in California and pursues litigation to ensure that localities comply with state and federal housing law.
Open Philanthropy recommended a contribution of $500,000 to Affordable Maryland, a new organization working to support the creation of new and more affordable housing in Maryland. Affordable Maryland plans to use this funding to advocate for candidates who support the development of affordable housing and the reduction of restrictive regulations on local land use, and against candidates who support restrictions on new housing.
We hope that this advocacy will lead to increased housing supply in the region and make it easier for more people to afford homes.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $155,000 to The Ahimsa Collective, run by restorative justice practitioner and leader Sonya Shah, to support administrative costs of the Life Comes From It fund. The fund provides grants to restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking projects as well as work at the intersection of justice, healing and soil.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $480,000 over three years to the Ayni Institute to support research and writing on social movement history, theory, and strategy and to continue to produce online trainings on strategy, coordination, and scaling. The Ayni Institute plans to provide this support to other organizations working on criminal justice reform.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $150,000 to Abundant Housing LA (AHLA) for general support. This funding is intended to support AHLA’s work developing realistic housing capacity estimates as part of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process for several cities in Los Angeles County.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $400,000 over two years to the California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA) for general support. CaRLA intends to continue pursuing litigation, advocating against regulatory barriers to building housing in California, and developing educational resources.