Momentum — Criminal Justice Reform Trainings (2020)

Gathering of the Black Momentum group in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Momentum.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $9,000 to Momentum, a training institute and movement incubator, to reconvene organizers who have participated in the Black Momentum training series. Momentum plans to use these funds to work with Black Momentum alumni to identify and synthesize lessons from contemporary and historic social movements. Many of those who plan to attend the training are involved in criminal justice reform work.

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

Momentum — Criminal Justice Reform Trainings (2019)

Black Momentum Group. (Photo courtesy of Momentum.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $25,000 to Momentum, a training institute and movement incubator, to support a training specifically for Black organizers. Momentum plans to use these funds to give organizers tools to build popular social movements around pressing justice issues, drawing on lessons and skills from contemporary and historic social movements. Many of those who plan to attend the training are involved in criminal justice reform work.

This follows our October 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Momentum — Criminal Justice Reform Trainings

Momentum is an institute that runs movement building trainings. (Photo courtesy of Momentum)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $15,000 to Momentum, a training institute and movement incubator, to support a training in the South for organizers of color this fall.

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