The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $63,807 to JustLeadershipUSA to support its advocacy campaign to close the Rikers Island Prison Complex in New York City. Open Philanthropy made an initial grant to this project in December 2015 and a renewal in December 2016. This grant was intended to support the hiring of additional street canvassers in four New York City neighborhoods over the summer of 2017 to engage with the public on issues related to the closure of Rikers Island.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy’s work on criminal justice reform.
The grant amount was updated in November 2020.