Color Of Change — Prosecutor Accountability

Organization Name 
Award Date 
9/2016
Grant Amount 
$678,772
Purpose 
To support Color Of Change in executing prosecutorial accountability work and related activities.
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 $678,772 to ColorOfChange.org (“Color Of Change”) to support prosecutorial reform and accountability work. This work was 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. For the accountability campaigns, Color Of Change intended to leverage its large database of members for outreach and implement a new digital voter engagement tool. The voter engagement tool is intended to allow Color Of Change members to easily contact potential voters and educate them on issues related to criminal justice reform in the context of prosecutorial accountability, with an overall goal to drive voter turnout, increase volunteerism, and build excitement around policy reforms.

See our overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why we support prosecutorial reform.

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 a grant to the Color Of Change Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) associated with Color Of Change.