Grassroots Leadership, Inc. — Texas Advocates for Justice Project (2019)

TAJ's Advocacy Day 2.0 at the Capitol. (Photo courtesy of TAJ)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2019
Grant Amount 
$150,000
Purpose 
To support the Texas Advocates for Justice Project.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Grassroots Leadership, Inc. staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to Grassroots Leadership, Inc. to support the Texas Advocates for Justice Project (TAJ). TAJ plans to use these funds for staff and training in Austin and Houston, plus travel and convening expenses. TAJ offers intensive community organizing and communications trainings for formerly incarcerated people who then lead and participate in local policy-change campaigns across Texas.

This discretionary grant follows our December 2016 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.