The Justice Collaborative — General Support (November 2019)

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Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $600,000 to The Justice Collaborative (TJC), via the Tides Foundation and Tides Advocacy, for general support. TJC plans to use these funds to conduct polling and research around criminal justice reform issues and contested prosecutorial elections across the country, and to partner more closely with advocates on the ground in key jurisdictions.

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

The Justice Collaborative — Just Mercy

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $300,000 to The Justice Collaborative (TJC), via the Tides Foundation, to support cultural engagement around the Los Angeles release of the film “Just Mercy.” TJC plans to use these funds to leverage attention around the film to increase attention on local criminal justice issues in Los Angeles via prosecutor candidate forums, film screenings, and other awareness-building efforts.

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

The Justice Collaborative — General Support (August 2019)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended three grants totaling $7,800,000 over two years to The Justice Collaborative (TJC), via the Tides Foundation and Tides Advocacy, for general support. TJC, a research and strategic communications collaborative fighting for a smaller, more humane criminal justice system, is led by Rob Smith. We helped launch an earlier iteration of this organization in April 2016.

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

The Justice Collaborative — General Support (2018)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,800,000 to The Justice Collaborative (TJC) via the Tides Foundation for general support. TJC, a research and strategic communications collaborative fighting for a smaller, more humane criminal justice system, is led by Rob Smith and houses the Accountable Justice Project, which we helped launch with a grant in April 2016.

This is a discretionary grant, a renewal of our January 2017 support, and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform. See our overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why we support prosecutorial reform.

The Justice Collaborative — General Support (2017)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $1,301,280 to The Justice Collaborative (TJC) via the Tides Foundation for general support. TJC is led by Rob Smith and houses the Accountable Justice Project, which we helped launch with a grant in April 2016. This new funding is intended to increase TJC’s organizational capacity to facilitate media engagement and outreach related to prosecutor accountability.

This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform. See our overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why we support prosecutorial reform.

The Open Philanthropy Project has separately recommended a grant to the Accountable Justice Collaborative via The Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization.