Free Hearts — Criminal Justice Reform (2021)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2021
Grant Amount 
$400,000
Purpose 
To support criminal justice reform work.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $400,000 over two years to Free Hearts, via the Praxis Project, to support criminal justice reform work. Free Hearts is an organizing and advocacy group based in Tennessee that works with formerly incarcerated and currently incarcerated women and girls and their families to reduce incarceration, especially of women and girls. Free Hearts plans to use these funds to expand its member base and to continue to work on legislation and campaigns around decarceration policy, voting rights restoration and jail voting access, youth and family policy, and other criminal justice reforms.

This follows our September 2020 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.