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What We Fund

We invite requests for funding for projects and collaborations from restorative justice, transformative justice and indigenous peacemaking organizations.

With one grant cycle a year, we make small grants up to $25,000 to organizations. Most grants will be one-time grants, though there may be exceptions. 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.

 

There are two categories:

  1. Individual Projects

  2. Networks, Convenings and Collaborations that enhance movement building

Below are a few examples to give you a sense of the types of projects and collaborations we aim to support. They are not meant to limit your ideas. Please be expansive in your project or convening idea. 

Examples of Individual Projects:

  • Build an alternative approach to justice in your local community: e.g. create a community conflict transformation site in a local neighborhood

  • Devote time to facilitate transformative justice or community accountability processes that include ways to connect people to systemic issues: e.g. a long term process that addresses sexual harm in a community without relying on the state

  • Develop a restorative justice (community conferencing) youth diversion program in collaboration with local schools, faith-based organizations, community organization, courts or police

  • Implement a peacemaking or restorative justice project in your local school

  • Communicate clearly about what you do so as to draw people in, e.g. put up a website about your work, or create a short documentary that helps you convey the power of this work and can be used by others in the movement

  • Make your restorative or transformative organization's work sustainable, e.g., fund your own health insurance, pay yourselves for the first time, or build your infrastructure and cover operating expenses


Examples of Convenings, Networks or Collaborations that enhance movement building in restorative justice, transformative justice and indigenous peacemaking:

  • Convene leaders regionally or nationally who are doing similar work to you to deepen the network, share practices, and/or take action on a shared goal

  • Initiate a long-term regional collaboration between community members, activist organizations and systems partners to create a paradigm for community accountability and safety

  • Connect peacemakers from across the nation to share a vision for indigenous peacemaking

  • Convene activists from the three fields supported by this fund together to get to know and learn from each other, which in some places may be for the first time

  • Develop a regional truth telling project about historical or current harms

Find out how to apply here.