Communities Transforming Policing Fund – Nov 19

Posted by Borealis Philanthropy on October 26, 2021

Borealis Philanthropy Issues RFP for Communities Transforming Policing Fund

Borealis Philanthropy has issued a request for proposals for its Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF).

The CTPF provides support for efforts to increase transparency and accountability in policing, shift power and resources from police, and create public safety communities in areas that have been underresourced and criminalized in the United States.

CTPF works to address both the immediate and extended harm caused by state violence. Established in 2017, the fund is transitioning its grantmaking model to center the leadership of individuals who have been most impacted by policing and criminalization, and CTPF staff along with partners at the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective will facilitate the grantmaking process in 2022.

Applicants may request from between $25,000 and $75,000 per year for up to three years.

Priority consideration will be given to Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led organizations; organizations led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system; campaigns focused on increasing transparency and accountability in policing; campaigns focused on shifting power and resources from police to communities to create public safety; groups developing transformative alternatives to policing and incarceration; groups working to reduce the scope and role of police; campaigns to decriminalize poverty, drugs, mental health, and sex work; groups who do not receive significant support from national foundations; and groups that focus their work in historically underfunded geographic areas such as the South, rural areas, etc.

Applicants must be an independent 501(c)(3) or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization; have an annual operating budget of $500,000 or less; work authentically and serve 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 leadership and staffing and in how it conducts its work; and work must include a power-building and leadership-development strategy that engages communities most impacted by policing in defining problems, solutions, and actions.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Borealis Philanthropy website.

Deadline: November 19, 2021

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