Criminal Justice grants

Posted by on March 21, 2003

[RFP Bulletin]

Bread and Roses Fund Invites Applications for Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative
Deadline: September 14, 2003

The Bread and Roses Community Fund (, a partnership of donors and activists committed to supporting social change in the Delaware Valley, has announced a new grantmaking initiative in criminal justice. Over the next three years, the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative will distribute approximately $225,000 to Delaware Valley organizations working to address fundamental problems within the criminal justice system.

The program will make grants of $2,500 to $6,000 to organizations that address problems within America’s criminal justice system, including a lack of police accountability, racially biased sentencing policies, the emergence of the for-profit prison industry, the criminalization of youth, and the death penalty.

Organizations whose chief aim is to take collective action against a criminal justice problem and work for social change are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to small groups that don’t have access to traditional funding sources. New organizations and those working on emerging issue areas are welcome to apply.

Applicant organizations must be located in the Delaware Valley, which includes Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County in New Jersey; and be defined as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have fiscal sponsors with tax-exempt status, or have programs that conform to the IRS definition of charitable, educational, or scientific activities. See the Bread and Roses Fund Web site for complete eligibility and application guidelines.

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