National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support (2021)

Activists at a protest in Massachusetts. (Photo courtesy of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.)

Grant investigators: Chloe Cockburn and Jesse Rothman


This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,000,000 over two years to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work.

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

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support (2020)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $250,000 to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work. This funding is intended to enable the National Council to organize and provide relief to members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — Regranting to Promising Projects


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) to support regranting to promising leaders and projects consistent with its mission. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work.

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

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support (December 2019)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,250,000 over two years to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work.

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

The grant amount was updated in April 2020.

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — FreeHer Conference

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Strategy Meeting. (Photo courtesy of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $50,000 to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls to support the 2019 FreeHer national conference in Montgomery, Al. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls.

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

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support (December 2018)

Attendees at a National Council participatory defense collaboration meeting. (Photo courtesy of the National Council)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $350,000 to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work.

This discretionary grant is a renewal of our March 2018 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls — General Support (March 2018)

Attendees at a National Council participatory defense collaboration meeting. (Photo courtesy of the National Council)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $500,000 to the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) via Families for Justice as Healing for general support. The National Council is a network of women impacted by incarceration focused on ending the incarceration of women and girls—a fast-growing incarcerated population—through a mix of relationship building, research, leadership training, and advocacy work.

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

Update: In July 2018, we added $250,000 to the original award amount. The “grant amount” above has been updated to reflect this.