Law for Black Lives — Criminal Justice Reform (2020)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. L4BL staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to Law for Black Lives (L4BL), via NEO Philanthropy, to support its criminal justice reform work. This grant is intended to support L4BL as it grows its lawyer network and maintains the alignment between the Movement for Black Lives and key decarceral strategies.

This follows our May 2019 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide L4BL with approximately one year of operating support. It falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Law for Black Lives — Criminal Justice Reform

(Photo courtesy of L4BL.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. L4BL staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to Law For Black Lives (L4BL) to support criminal justice reform work, including convening and aligning grassroots groups around criminal justice issues. The purpose of this grant is to support L4BL as it grows its lawyer network and to maintain the alignment between the Movement for Black Lives and key decarceral strategies.

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