The Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) has launched 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.
Donor Name: Borealis Philanthropy
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Size: $30,000
The Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) is a donor collaborative launched in 2017 that supports local grassroots organizing groups led by and for communities most impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices. CTPF supports groups to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, end criminalization, and shift power and resources away from punitive, reactive, and carceral responses to preventative, transformative community-based safety strategies. The Fund values and resources work that addresses both the immediate harm caused by state violence and systemic changes necessary to create healthy, well-resourced communities, and transformative safety responses.
The CTPF prioritizes funding for:
- Black, Indigenous, 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;
- Not receiving significant support from national foundations and generally have budgets of $500,000 or less; and
- Serving communities in historically underfunded geographic areas, such as the South, rural areas, U.S. Territories, Native Reservations, etc.
And 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;
- Advocacy to resist and reduce the increased use of surveillance policing;
- Reducing the size, scope, and role of police;
- Campaigns to decriminalize poverty, housing, drugs, mental health, reproductive autonomy, and sex work;
- Campaigns to support survivors of police violence or families who have lost loved ones to police violence; and
- Support for protesters targeted for direct actions and civil disobedience against police violence.
Requests may total up to $30,000.
The proposal process is open to any groups meeting the criteria below:
- 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization;
- Have a 2022 annual operating budget of $750,000 or less;
- Groups that have not received a payment from the Communities Transforming Policing Fund in 2022
- Grassroots organizing groups working authentically with communities most impacted by policing and incarceration;
- 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;
- Work includes a power-building and leadership-development strategy that centers those most impacted by policing.
For more information, visit Borealis Philanthropy.