Mijente — Criminal Justice Reform (2020)


Grant Investigators: Chloe Cockburn

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


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to Mijente to support work on criminal justice reform. Mijente, a national hub for Latinx- and Chincanx-focused organizing and direct action, plans to use these funds to pay for staff and other operating expenses related to criminal justice reform.

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

Mijente — Criminal Justice Reform (2019)

Participants at Take Back Tech: A People’s Summit for a Surveillance-Free Future, organized by Mijente, MediaJustice, and Tech Workers Coalition. (Photo courtesy of Mijente.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $250,000 to Mijente to support work on criminal justice reform. Mijente, a national hub for Latinx- and Chincanx-focused organizing and direct action, plans to use these funds to pay for staff, convenings, mobilizations, and communications.

This discretionary grant follows our December 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Mijente — Anti-Criminalization Work (2017)

A panel at Mijente’s Expanded Sanctuary Convening held in February 2017. (Photo courtesy of Mijente)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $255,000 to Mijente to support criminal justice reform and anti-criminalization work.We originally published this page when only one of the two grants ($100,000 via fiscal sponsor Puente Arizona) had been finalized. When the second grant was finalized ($155,000 to Mijente directly after receiving its 501c3 status), we updated the page and “Grant Amount” section above. Mijente is a national hub for Latinx- and Chincanx-focused organizing and direct action, and this grant is intended to help Mijente mobilize Latinxs, particularly young activists and organizers, on issues related to criminal justice reform.

This funding is a renewal of our 2016 recommendation to Mijente. Our Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, Chloe Cockburn, is particularly interested in building more criminal justice reform leadership capacity within the Latinx community, since there are comparatively few Latinx-led organizations engaged in anti-criminalization and decarceration work.

These are discretionary grants, and fall within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Mijente — Criminal Justice Reform (2016)

Mijente’s Lánzate founding convening in December 2015. (Photo by Hope in Focus, courtesy of Mijente)

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $255,000 via Puente Arizona to Mijente to support its work on criminal justice reform.

We do not plan to write in more detail about this grant at this time.