To be eligible for rapid response funding, groups must:
1. Be an independent 501(c)(3) or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization;
2. Work authentically with constituencies most impacted by incarceration. The Fund is particularly interested in supporting groups led by individuals most directly impacted by the criminal legal system;
3. Have an explicit, demonstrated commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice that is reflected in the organization’s leadership and staffing and in how it conducts its work;
4. Demonstrate a clear power-building and leadership-development strategy that meaningfully engages directly impacted communities in defining problems, solutions, and actions;
5. Engage in efforts to end cash bail that are connected to a broader decarceration strategy and to advancing a holistic vision of criminal justice transformation that centers community-led models of justice.
Utilize This Offer
The Spark Justice Fund at Borealis Philanthropy invites interested grassroots organizing groups working to end cash bail, transform pretrial justice, and build power in communities most impacted by incarceration to submit proposals for rapid response funding to meet the needs arising out of the current COVID-19 pandemic in jails and communities.
Most grants will be in the range of US$15,000-US$25,000,
Application deadline: 20 October 2020.
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