New Virginia Majority Education Fund — Criminal Justice Reform

Award Date 
10/2018
Grant Amount 
$220,000
Purpose 
To support work on criminal justice reform.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Virginia New Majority Education Fund staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $220,000 to New Virginia Majority to support work on criminal justice reform. New Virginia Majority is a political base-building organization working on securing rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated. These funds will help support court watching, allow New Virginia Majority to hire and train formerly incarcerated organizers and increase its capacity in key counties, and lay groundwork for future elections.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This is a renewal of our October 2016 support, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.