Voice of the Experienced — General Support

Organization Name 
Award Date 
8/2016
Grant Amount 
$325,500
Purpose 
For general support.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Voice of the Experienced staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $325,500 to Voice of the Experienced for general support. This grant is intended to support the development of a rigorously constructed organizing and voter engagement system for formerly incarcerated people and their families throughout Louisiana. We see the grant primarily as an opportunity to learn about the feasibility of building such a system and its potential value on organizing efforts. Funds were intended to pay for increased staffing, direct mailings, travel, and materials.

The Open Philanthropy Project has separately recommended a grant to Voters Organized to Educate, a 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with Voice of the Experienced.