The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $20,000 to One Voice via A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds for general support. This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's work on criminal justice reform.
One Voice is a new nonprofit led by Andy Potter, Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Michigan Corrections Organization and a lifelong correctional officer. One Voice hopes to engage a diverse set of stakeholders to explore the role that corrections officers might play in advancing a common ground approach to criminal justice reform. One of its initial activities, just recently completed, involved organizing a meeting of corrections representatives, union leaders, and criminal justice reformers (including some of our current grantees) to identify common ground issues, discuss systems change strategies, and build relationships. Open Philanthropy sees value in supporting more direct engagement with corrections professionals and unions—particularly around efforts aimed at building a multi-stakeholder approach to advancing criminal justice reform—and wants to increase One Voice’s capacity to facilitate this.