Just Liberty — General Support (November 2019)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $320,000 to Just Liberty for general support. Just Liberty intends to use these funds to continue its lobbying and outreach activities to build support for criminal justice reform in Texas. Many of its activities appeal to center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers. This follows our April 2019 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide Just Liberty with approximately 18 months of operating support.

This falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Just Liberty— General Support (April 2019)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to Just Liberty for general support. Just Liberty intends to use these funds to continue its organizing, lobbying, and outreach activities to build support for criminal justice reform in Texas. Many of its activities appeal to center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers.

This discretionary grant follows our January 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

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

Just Liberty — General Support (2018)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Just Liberty staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $569,000 to Just Liberty for general support. This is a renewal of our 2016 funding recommendation to Just Liberty, and will allow the organization to continue its organizing, lobbying, and outreach activities to build support for criminal justice reform ahead of the 2019 Texas legislative session. Just Liberty intends to target many of its activities toward center-right voters, whose voices may be impactful on Republican lawmakers.

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

This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Just Liberty — General Support

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Just Liberty staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $530,000 to Just Liberty for general support. The funds were intended to primarily cover expenses related to piloting and potentially expanding a digital media campaign—including the creation and maintenance of a statewide email list devoted to criminal justice issues—as well as staffing support for traditional grassroots organizing and outreach activities. Just Liberty’s constituency includes center-right voters concerned about criminal justice reform, whose voices are likely to be impactful on Republican lawmakers.

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

This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.