Color Of Change — Studying Voter Activity in Prosecutorial Elections

Organization Name 
Award Date 
10/2016
Grant Amount 
$229,100
Purpose 
To support learning about voting activity in prosecutorial elections.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Color Of Change staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $229,100 to ColorOfChange.org (“Color Of Change”) 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. Color Of Change hopes the research will provide useful insights into how it can effectively advance criminal justice reform in the context of future prosecutorial elections.

See our overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why we care about prosecutorial elections.

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