Actor & activist, Gbenga Akinnagbe, speaks at the #CLOSErikers rally on the steps of New York City Hall in April 2016. (Photo courtesy of JLUSA)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2016
Grant Amount 
$40,000
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $40,000 to JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) for general support. This grant falls within our work on criminal justice reform, and is part of our support of the campaign to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, which we wrote about in more detail on our December 2016 grant page to JustLeadershipUSA.

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.