VOCAL-NY Action Fund — Prosecutor Accountability

VOCAL-NY Action Fund members and allies rallying outside Queens Criminal Court to demand prosecutor accountability. (Photo courtesy of VOCAL-NY Action Fund)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $155,000 to Voices of Community Activists and Leaders Action Fund (VOCAL-NY Action Fund) to support work on prosecutor accountability. This funding will help VOCAL-NY Action Fund promote accountability demands, register voters, recruit new members, coordinate the Queens for DA Accountability coalition, and organize and educate members on the role of the prosecutor through town halls and other events.

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This discretionary grant follows our July 2016 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

VOCAL-NY Action Fund — General Support

VOCAL-NY members calling for the closure of Rikers Island outside Manhattan Criminal Court. (Photo courtesy of VOCAL-NY)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. VOCAL-NY representatives also reviewed this page prior to publication.


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $40,000 to Voices of Community Activists and Leaders Action Fund (VOCAL-NY Action Fund) for general support. This grant falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform, and is part of our support of the campaign to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, which we wrote about in more detail on our December 2016 grant page to JustLeadershipUSA.

This grant was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.