Criminal Justice Initiative: 2018 Quest for Democracy Grant Program


Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) is seeking proposals from grassroots organizations working to transform the current criminal justice system in the United States.

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This year, CJI has partnered with the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM) in the Quest for Democracy Grants Program (Q4D) to support non-profit organizations led by formerly incarcerated people working on:

  • Restoration of Rights for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people
  • Felon Re-enfranchisement/Voting Rights Restoration, and Civic Engagement
  • Law Enforcement Accountability (police, prosecutors, and judges)
  • Bail Reform

Funding Information

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CJI will grant up to $25,000 to approximately 20 organizations led by formerly incarcerated or detained people working in four basic areas mentioned above.

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CJI is an incubator for small-sized emerging and established organizations that are engaged in strategic criminal justice movement work with marginalized communities. They support organizations led by those directly impacted by the criminal justice and immigration systems, including people of color, Native Americans, youth, immigrants, gender and sexual minorities, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, low-income communities, and other impacted communities.

CJI’s grants provide critical general support to organizations across the United States that:

  • are led by directly impacted people, including formerly incarcerated or detained people;
  • have a clear perspective on how their work fits into the larger movement to end mass criminalization and mass incarceration;
  • are accountable to their communities and also work in collaboration, coalition, and/or networks with other organizations to build power;
  • have a clear and identifiable movement goal for systemic change that corresponds to the 4 strategic areas of funding mentioned above;
  • and have a clear leadership development model.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant organizations must:

  • Have 501c3 legal status, or have fiscal sponsorship by a 501c3 organization.
  • Include formerly incarcerated and directly impacted people in their leadership on the staff and board level.
  • Have an annual operating budget of up to $300,000.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Criminal Justice Initiative.

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