Trap Heals — “Just Mercy” Engagement

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $1,075,000 to Trap Heals via the Tides Foundation to support cultural engagement around the Los Angeles release of the film “Just Mercy.” Trap Heals is a cultural architecture firm that builds the skills of formerly incarcerated artists and works with advocacy organizations to transform campaigns into a popular culture narrative. Trap Heals plans to use these funds for a retreat to bring advocates and artists together around criminal justice reform issues.

This falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

The grant amount above was updated in November 2019.