Organization Name 
PICO Action Fund
Award Date 
8/2016
Grant Amount 
$816,188
Purpose 
To support the Live Free Campaign.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. PICO Action Fund staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $816,188 to the PICO Action Fund to support the national Live Free Campaign. The Live Free Campaign is a movement of PICO-affiliated organizations and congregations committed to addressing the causes of violence and mass incarceration in communities across the country. The campaign’s main activities were intended to include community organizing and outreach; advocating for policy reforms attempting to reduce gun violence and mass incarceration; and civic engagement.

Funds for this grant were intended to primarily be used for voter education and engagement campaigns related to accountability measures for district attorneys and sheriffs.

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

The Open Philanthropy Project has separately recommended a grant to the PICO National Network, a 501(c)(3) affiliated with the PICO Action Fund.