Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $50,000 to Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD) for general support. HEARD advocates on behalf of deaf and disabled people affected by mass incarceration. It plans to use this funding to host trainings for advocates and organizers, produce materials on disability justice, and make police and prison abolition events more accessible to deaf and disabled people. Open Philanthropy's criminal justice reform team hopes that HEARD’s work will continue to raise awareness among advocates and policymakers about the interconnections between disability justice and criminal justice reform.
This follows Open Philanthropy's May 2018 support and falls within its focus area of criminal justice reform.