Color Of Change — Criminal Justice Reform (2017)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2017
Grant Amount 
$1,000,000
Purpose 
To support Color Of Change's work on criminal justice reform.
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 $1,000,000 to ColorOfChange.org (“Color Of Change”) to support its work on criminal justice reform. The funding represents a renewal of our 2016 grant recommendation to Color Of Change, and is intended to continue supporting its movement coordination and prosecutor accountability activities, as well as work on bail reform. Color Of Change intends to use these funds to promote coordination among key criminal justice reform stakeholders through convenings and communications; undertake and provide support and guidance on criminal justice reform campaigns; amplify public demand for reforms through media engagement; advocate for reform legislation; and develop publicly available tools through its website and open source organizing platform to promote prosecutor accountability in regions beyond its organizational reach.

Our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, Chloe Cockburn, is excited to continue supporting Color Of Change’s work, and believes it is playing an important role shifting the public narrative around prosecutor accountability. See our overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why we support prosecutorial reform and its relation to our primary goal of reducing incarceration.

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

The Open Philanthropy Project has separately recommended funding to the Color Of Change PAC, a political action committee affiliated with Color Of Change.