Communities Transforming Policing Fund – Oct 28

Posted by Borealis Philanthropy on September 27, 2022

Borealis Philanthropy Communities Transforming Policing Fund issues RFP

The Borealis Philanthropy Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) has announced a request for proposals to support rapid response and emerging learning opportunities for organizations addressing police violence, criminalization, campaigns to invest in communities and divest from policing, and building community-based safety strategies.

To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizing groups working authentically with communities most impacted by policing and incarceration; that 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; with work that includes a power-building and leadership-development strategy that centers those most impacted by policing.

Priority will be given to those working on campaigns focused on shifting power and resources from policing to communities to create public safety; developing non-police response programs and transformative community-based safety strategies; campaigns working to reduce the size, scope, and role of police; 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 protesters targeted for direct actions and civil disobedience against police violence.

Priority will also be given to groups that are Black, Indigenous, and People of color (BIPOC)-led organizations; led by individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system; led by individuals with disabilities; led by individuals who identify as trans or gender-nonconforming; have not received significant support from national foundations; and focus their work in historically underfunded geographic areas such as the South, rural areas, U.S. Territories, etc.

Applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization, have a 2022 annual operating budget of $750,000 or less, and have not received a payment from the Communities Transforming Policing Fund in 2022.

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

Deadline: October 28, 2022 at 12 noon ET

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