Published: June 2016
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition staff reviewed this page prior to publication.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $61,600 to the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) for general support.
This grant is intended to support two civic engagement campaigns around upcoming district attorney (DA) elections. One campaign aims to inform people with criminal records about their potential eligibility to vote; the second aims to raise awareness with voters about the role and influence of DAs, including by developing voter guides and hosting forums for candidates.
This is a “no-process” grant. For no-process grants, the grant investigator (in this case Chloe Cockburn, our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform) can recommend the grant without needing to go through our normal process of providing their reasoning, discussing with the team, and providing input on and review of our public page. These grants are limited to a relatively small proportion of our grantmaking, and some other stipulations apply to what types of grant are eligible. The overall aim is for us to be able to move forward on relatively small and low-risk grants, based purely on the judgment of a single staff member and with minimal delay. In keeping with the lack of process, we don’t plan to publish in-depth pages about the reasoning behind these grants.