- Southerners On New Ground
- Award Date:
- To support anti-criminalization work.
The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $400,000 over two years to Southerners On New Ground (SONG) to support anti-criminalization work. SONG intends to use this funding to hire more full-time organizers and increase efforts on anti-criminalization campaigns, particularly those focused on the abolition of cash bail and the closure or slowed expansion of local jails. Open Philanthropy is impressed by SONG’s reputation for effective community organizing around multiple issues, and is excited to support an organization based in Atlanta, which it considers an important city for criminal justice reform efforts.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on criminal justice reform.