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VOCAL-NY Action Fund — General Support

VOCAL-NY members calling for the closure of Rikers Island outside Manhattan Criminal Court. (Photo courtesy of VOCAL-NY)
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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. VOCAL-NY representatives also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $40,000 to Voices of Community Activists and Leaders Action Fund (VOCAL-NY Action Fund) for general support. This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform, and is part of our support of the campaign to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, which we wrote about in more detail on our December 2016 grant page to JustLeadershipUSA.

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