The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $100,000 to Common Justice via the Vera Institute of Justice for general support. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on criminal justice reform.
Common Justice, which began as a Brooklyn-based project of the Vera Institute of Justice, develops and promotes solutions to violent crime that focus on improving outcomes for victims and holding people accountable for harm without relying on incarceration. Open Philanthropy wrote more about the organization on its page about a previous grant to Common Justice.
Open Philanthropy has been pleased to see its investment have a catalytic effect on Common Justice, whose budget has grown rapidly in the past year. Because the original objectives have been met and several other major donors have begun to invest in Common Justice’s innovative vision, Open Philanthropy no longer sees this as a critical gap that it in particular needs to fill. Accordingly, Open Philanthropy has structured this year’s grant as an exit grant, and does not plan to make additional grants to Common Justice.