Voters Organized to Educate — General Support (2017)

A broad coalition, led by Voters Organized to Educate, host a Public Safety Candidate's Forum to explore policy proposals to reform the most incarcerated city in America. (Photo courtesy of Voters Organized to Educate)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2017
Grant Amount 
$305,000
Purpose 
To support Voters Organized to Educate.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Voters Organized to Educate staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two awards totaling $305,000 to Voters Organized to Educate (“Voters Organized”) to support its work on criminal justice reform in Louisiana. The funding is intended to allow Voters Organized to continue developing and testing its electoral impact and voter engagement strategies, vet and publicly endorse local political candidates who support policies aligned with Voters Organized’s mission, and raise its profile as an organization representing the interests of formerly incarcerated people.

This funding is a renewal of our 2016 grant recommendation to Voters Organized.

Voters Organized is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and we made these recommendations to funders that are able to support 501(c)(4) organizations.