Dignity and Power Now — JusticeLA Campaign (2019)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
8/2019
Grant Amount 
$500,000
Purpose 
To support work on the JusticeLA campaign.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $500,000 to Dignity and Power Now to support its work on the JusticeLA campaign. The campaign is a coalition of organizations opposed to the planned construction of two new jail facilities in Los Angeles county, which currently contains the largest jail system in the country. Dignity and Power Now is a co-founding organization of the JusticeLA campaign, and its founder, Patrisse Cullors, is a co-chair of the campaign. Dignity and Power Now plans to use these funds to expand the campaign staff and build infrastructure to continue to shape Los Angeles county’s justice policies.

This follows our October 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.