The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $279,000 to the People’s Action Institute to support its prosecutor accountability campaign. The People’s Action Institute is a national organization driven by local and state organizing, with member organizations across several states. Using this funding, they plan to expand their community organizing and public education activities related to prosecutor accountability and reform to several new cities and regions. The broad goal will be to mobilize stakeholders to advocate for reforms that reduce incarceration levels. Open Philanthropy expects these funds to cover expenses related to personnel, leadership trainings, consulting fees, materials and supplies, communications, travel and lodging, and re-grants to member organizations.
This grant falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of criminal justice reform. See Open Philanthropy's overall criminal justice reform strategy for more information on why it supports prosecutorial reform.