Texas Freedom Network Education Fund — Texas Rising Program

The Texas Rising team. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund)
Award Date 
4/2018
Grant Amount 
$150,000
Purpose 
To support the Texas Rising program's work on criminal justice reform.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund to support its Texas Rising program. This grant will allow Texas Rising to increase its base of young people (under 30 years old) engaged on criminal justice reform issues. The grant will pay for computers, student stipends, and field staff salaries for activities including convenings, trainings, leadership development, digital organizing, and grassroots organizing.

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