Error message

Warning: Use of undefined constant openphil_social - assumed 'openphil_social' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in openphil_social_block_block_view() (line 90 of /var/www/html/openphil/live/sites/all/modules/custom/openphil_social_block/openphil_social_block.module).

Prison Policy Initiative — General Support (2018)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
Grant Amount 
General support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) for general support. PPI creates reports intended to change national discourse around criminal justice reform and provides data and research support to partner organizations around the country.

Chloe Cockburn, our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, sees PPI as filling an important role in its efforts to both compile and report on key data trends in criminal justice reform and package that information in a manner that is most helpful to advocates, organizers, and others working to understand and reform the criminal justice system. While data collection and reporting are not primary focuses of our criminal justice reform strategy, we would like to see more effective use of data and information. Chloe encourages other funders for whom data and information are a priority to consider PPI as a possible investment.

This discretionary grant is a renewal of our February 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.