The FreeHer Fund was established in 2020 in partnership between CJI and The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.
The FreeHer Circle works to support grassroots organizing that is based on the awareness of the current political environment’s hostility toward the rights of women and girls.
The CJI FreeHer Fund is an innovative, participatory grantmaking circle comprised of donors, and donor-activists, and community organizers, many of whom have experienced incarceration.
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The FreeHer Circle works support grassroots organizing that is based in awareness of the current political environment’s hostility toward the rights of women and girls.
a) Bail Moratorium, Sentencing Reform & Transformation of Systems Supervision.
b) Conditions of Confinement.
c) Restoration and Reunification.
d) Economic Justice and Autonomy.
e) Reproductive Justice.
1. Organizations with a demonstrated commitment to the leadership of currently and formerly incarcerated women and girls, trans- and gender-nonconforming people; (incarcerated is defined as confinement in prison, jail, immigrant, juvenile or military detention, or a deportation facility);
2. Organizations committed to achieving systems change through mobilization efforts and organizing, including changes in policies or institutions, such as parole, probation, or other systems of control; and
3. Organizations led by women, girls, transgender and nonconforming people who are directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and who work to restore or expand the rights of those who identify as women are are currently and/or formerly incarcerated;
4. Organizations with annual budgets of $750,000 or less. If you are under the umbrella of a larger organization, please define your relationship with that organization.
The maximum grant request amount is USD$25,000.
Deadline to apply: February 9, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.cjifund.org/apply-for-grants