We Got Us Now — Leadership, Training, and Planning Support (2020)

Presentation at the We Got Us Now Actionist Leadership Program Retreat. (Photo courtesy of We Got Us Now.)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $100,000 to We Got Us Now to support leadership development, training children of incarcerated parents, and organizational strategic planning. We Got Us Now is a national organization seeking to engage, educate, elevate, and empower children of incarcerated parents and raise public awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration.

This follows our August 2019 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide We Got Us Now with approximately one year of additional support. It falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

We Got Us Now — Leadership, Training, and Planning Support

(Image Courtesy of We Got Us Now)

Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. We Got Us Now also reviewed this page prior to publication.


The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $150,000 to We Got Us Now to support leadership development, training children of incarcerated parents, and organizational strategic planning. We Got Us Now is a national organization seeking to engage, educate, elevate and empower children of incarcerated parents and raise public awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration.

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

We Got Us Now — General Support (2018)

Grant investigator: Michelle Crentsil

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to We Got Us Now for general support. We Got Us Now is a digital platform seeking to organize children of incarcerated parents and raise public awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration. Michelle Crentsil, our Associate for Criminal Justice Reform and the investigator of this grant, believes it’s plausible that We Got Us Now will continue to encourage members to take various actions; begin to build a national network; develop partnerships to develop and deploy this constituency; and identify other leaders in this constituency.

This grant is a renewal of our September 2017 support and falls within our focus area of criminal justice reform.

We Got Us Now — General Support (2017)


Grant investigator: Chloe Cockburn
This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. We Got Us Now staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $100,000 to We Got Us Now for general support. This grant falls within our work on criminal justice reform, and will support the launch of a digital platform devoted to the interests of children of incarcerated parents. The digital platform will include resources for children of incarcerated parents, storytelling media such as videos, audio files, and a blog, and a leadership institute to train children of incarcerated parents (ages 16-35) to organize and advocate for relevant criminal justice reforms. Funds from this grant will be used primarily for hiring staff and to cover costs associated with the production of original content.

This is a discretionary grant.