'Letter of Introduction'

The submission period is closed for this year.


To receive a grant, you need to be a 501c3 organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501c3. If you are neither, we can help connect you to fiscal sponsors. Organizations must be based in the United States.

​You can apply for a grant to support your organization’s work or to support a Network, Convenings and Collaborations that enhance movement building in restorative justice, transformative justice or indigenous peacemaking.

The process for past grantees

If you have already received a grant from Life Comes From It, you do not need to send a letter of introduction; we have you on our list of organizations to consider for funding. We will reach out soon about the process for applying for a regrant in 2021.

The process for new applicants

Organizations can submit a letter of introduction through our online platform, letting us know a bit about your organization and how you would use a potential grant from us. The letters of introduction will be reviewed by the Advisory Circle in the fall. After which, we will reach out for more information if we need it.


​The process is simple, please use the online platform below to submit your letter of introduction. Organizations are required to answer a few simple questions online. You are welcome to submit a video no longer than five minutes instead of written responses. We also request that you include two references and a resume or bio.

Grant-making Timeline for 2020:

  • Up to October 16, 2020: New organizations are invited to submit a letter of introduction, please make sure your work fits within the criteria of restorative justice, transformative justice or indigenous peacemaking. ​

  • October 16, 2020: Deadline to submit a letter of introduction in order for new organizations to be considered for a grant in this funding round. Letters submitted after this date will carry forward to the next funding round in October 2021. 

  • December 31, 2020: Notification of grant award.​

Submit your

Letter of Introduction

All organizations wishing to apply to Life Comes From It should complete the online questions with
Submittable at https://lifecomesfromit.submittable.com/submit. If you have technical questions about the application process, please contact a Submittable staff person here. 


If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, or the meaning of a question on the application, or need help getting a fiscal sponsor, you are encouraged to reach out to us at contact@lifecomesfromit.org and someone from the Advisory Circle or The Ahimsa Collective staff - who are helping to administer the logistics of the grant - will reach out to you.