The Open Philanthropy Project recommended $155,000 to The Ladies of Hope Ministries via Operation Restoration to support the crafting of a scaling plan for Hope House and staffing for Hope House, a reentry housing program for and by formerly incarcerated women. These funds will be used to manage internal logistics and policies to inform the culture of the house and help manage relationships with the community. Chloe Cockburn, Open Philanthropy's Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform, believes intentional communities created by this housing model, connected to local groups, could provide ripe conditions for criminal justice reform organizing.
This falls within Open Philanthropy's focus area of criminal justice reform.
Update: In March 2020, Open Philanthropy supplemented its initial support for this work with an additional $5,000 grant recommendation. The “amount” above has been updated to reflect this.