A New Way of Life — Civic Engagement Work


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $200,000 over two years to A New Way of Life (ANWOL) to support its civic engagement work on criminal justice reform in Los Angeles. ANWOL, founded by formerly incarcerated leader Susan Burton, organizes and mobilizes formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.

This follows our April 2020 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

A New Way of Life — General Support


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $25,000 to A New Way of Life (ANWOL) for general support. ANWOL organizes and mobilizes formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation. This funding is intended to enable ANWOL to maintain its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide relief to members affected by the virus.

This follows our November 2019 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

A New Way of Life — Community Education and Voter Registration

Los Angeles communities learning about criminal justice reform issues. (Photo courtesy of ANWOL.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. A New Way of Life staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $200,000 to A New Way of Life (ANWOL) to support its work registering formerly incarcerated voters and educating Los Angeles communities about criminal justice reform issues. ANWOL, founded by formerly incarcerated leader Susan Burton, organizes and mobilizes formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.

This falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.