Organization Name 
One Voice
Award Date 
12/2017
Grant Amount 
$20,000
Purpose 
General support for One Voice.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $20,000 to One Voice via A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds for general support. One Voice is a new nonprofit led by Andy Potter, Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Michigan Corrections Organization and a lifelong correctional officer. One Voice hopes to engage a diverse set of stakeholders to explore the role that corrections officers might play in advancing a common ground approach to criminal justice reform. One of its initial activities, just recently completed, involved organizing a meeting of corrections representatives, union leaders, and criminal justice reformers (including some of our current grantees) to identify common ground issues, discuss systems change strategies, and build relationships. We see value in supporting more direct engagement with corrections professionals and unions—particularly around efforts aimed at building a multi-stakeholder approach to advancing criminal justice reform—and want to increase One Voice’s capacity to facilitate this.

This is a discretionary grant, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.