Project NIA — General Support

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $175,000 to Project NIA, via the Chicago Freedom School, for general support. Project NIA intends to use this funding to support trainings on transformative justice, organize resources for activists and community members interested in this method, and identify examples of successful transformative justice solutions in various jurisdictions.

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

Project NIA — Transformative Justice Work Led by Mariame Kaba (2020)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $170,000 to Project NIA, via the Chicago Freedom School, to support Mariame Kaba’s work on transformative justice. Project NIA plans to use these funds to support trainings on transformative justice and to organize resources for activists and community members interested in this method. Project NIA also plans to write about and lead campaigns to reduce the incarceration of people who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

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

Project NIA — Transformative Justice Work Led by Mariame Kaba (2019)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $165,000 to Project NIA, via the Chicago Freedom School, to support Mariame Kaba’s work on transformative justice. Project NIA plans to use these funds to support trainings on transformative justice and to organize resources for activists and community members interested in this method. Project NIA also plans to write about and lead campaigns to reduce the incarceration of people who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

This follows our June 2018 grant and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

Project NIA — Transformative Justice Work Led by Mariame Kaba

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $121,000 to Project NIA via Chicago Freedom School to support Mariame Kaba’s transformative justice work. The funding is intended to support trainings to develop a model of intervention, prevention, and community engagement around violence against women and gender-nonconforming people; and the creation of a toolkit, a convening, and advocacy around incarcerated people who have been the victims of sexual harm and domestic violence.

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