Communities Transforming Policing Fund – Feb 23

Posted by Borealis Philanthropy on January 30, 2024

Borealis Philanthropy invites applications for Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Borealis Philanthropy is a social justice philanthropic intermediary working to resource grassroots movements for transformative change.

The organization invites applications for the Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF), a donor collaborative launched in 2017 that supports local grassroots organizing groups led by and for communities most impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices. CTPF supports groups to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, end criminalization, build community-based safety strategies, erode the power of police associations, and shift power and resources away from policing to communities.

Applicants must be grassroots organizing groups working authentically with communities most impacted by policing and incarceration; have an explicit, demonstrated commitment to racial, disability, and gender justice that is reflected in the organization’s mission leadership, staffing, and work; and their work must include a power-building and leadership-development strategy that centers those most impacted by policing.

Priority consideration will be given to groups that are Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)-led organizations; led by individuals directly impacted by policing and the criminal legal system; disabled-led organizations and/or organizations organizing with the principles of disability justice; trans or gender-nonconforming-led organizations; and those serving communities in historically underfunded geographic areas such as the South, rural areas, and U.S. territories.

Priority will be given to groups working on campaigns focused on shifting power and resources from policing to communities to create public safety; developing non-police response programs; campaigns working to reduce the size, scope, and role of police and/or police associations; campaigns to decriminalize poverty, housing, drugs, mental health, reproductive justice, and sex work; campaigns working to support those directly impacted by police violence; and support for individuals and movement organizations targeted for direct action against police violence and experiencing political prosecution.

Successful applicants will receive $50,000 per year for three years (for a total of $150,000).

To learn more about the proposal process applicants may register for an informational webinar on February 7th at 3:00 p.m. All grant proposals will be reviewed through CTPF’s participatory grantmaking committee process, and the CTPF Team will update all applicants on the status of their proposal by Friday, April 19, 2024.

To be eligible, applicants must have a 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization and a 2024 annual budget with current committed revenue of $750,000 or less.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and to register for the webinar, see the Borealis Philanthropy website.

Deadline: February 23, 2024

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