Organization Name 
Award Date 
5/2019
Grant Amount 
$300,000
Purpose 
To support the launch of a criminal justice vertical.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $300,000 to Prism to support the launch of a criminal justice vertical. Prism, a new nonprofit organization that works closely with Dailykos.com, plans to launch multiple verticals focusing on important issues. This funding will support the hiring of reporters, fellowship stipends, and administrative support for criminal justice journalism. In keeping with journalistic standards, all produced content will be clearly labeled, and the Open Philanthropy Project will have no editorial control over the content ultimately published.

This discretionary grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.