Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund — General Support (2017)

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signing SB 2872, the Neighborhood Safety Act, into law. (Photo courtesy of ASJ Action Fund)
Organization Name 
Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund
Award Date 
4/2017
Grant Amount 
$1,000,000
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,000,000 to the Alliance for Safety and Justice Action Fund (ASJ Action) via The Advocacy Fund for general support.

This funding is intended to support ASJ Action’s 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. We consider ASJ Action 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 2017.1

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

The Open Philanthropy Project separately recommended a grant to Alliance for Safety and Justice via the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with ASJ Action.

This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Sources

Document Source
CBS Chicago, Gov. Rauner Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bill, May 2017 [archive only] Source