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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions to Provide Programming for Children and Youth

JAMS Foundation-ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

GrantWatch ID# 199237
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
JAMS Foundation and Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
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Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/21/22
LOI Date: 01/09/23
Deadline: 05/19/23 11:59 PM Local Time

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions to provide programming for children and youth. An initial proposal must be submitted prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support programs and services that promote conflict resolution training and education for young people, students, and adults working with youth populations.

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills from adults to youth.

Each year, the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and the JAMS Foundation identify specific subject areas seeking to address otherwise unresolved issues and unmet needs of both general and target youth populations, based on current research and feedback from leaders and stakeholders in the dispute resolution and education fields.

Funding contexts for selected subject areas will vary, and may include community-based organizations, alternative education settings (online education, charter schools), after-school programs, court- or juvenile justice-connected programs, as well as programs operating in traditional K-12 school districts.

The 2023 Funding Track will focus on efforts to increase the resiliency skills in children (ages 5- 11) by using conflict resolution education and training to increase their ability to cope with crisis, stress, and lack of hope in the future. Recognizing the importance and long-term impact of a child's early environment, the funding focus is open to conflict resolution practitioners and organizations working with child-based community organizations which provide full childcare for working parents, guardians, or other caregivers, or to organizations providing before- and/or after-school programming.

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.

If the proposal does not include conflict resolution education, training, or services in a substantial way, the proposal will not be reviewed.

If the proposal does not offer the opportunity to bring or enhance conflict resolution education, training, or services in child-based community organizations which provide full childcare for working parents, guardians, or other caregivers, or with organizations providing before- and/or after-school programming the proposal will not be reviewed.

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational conference call will be held on Monday November 21st, 2022, at 4:00 PM EST.

Day-of registrations may not be accepted and because space is limited, spots are not guaranteed. Accordingly, attendance is strongly advised, but is not mandatory to apply. You may register by going to the following link:

Pre-Application Information
• Interested organizations or individuals are required to submit a 1-3-page Initial Project Idea description to ACR no later than 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location, Monday January 9th, 2023.
• The JAMS Foundation -ACR Grant review committee will notify applicants if they have been selected to develop a full proposal for submission and review by February 13 th, 2023.
• A Full Proposal Submission Webinar will be offered on March 9th, 2023, at 3:30PM EST. The link for attendance will be sent to those applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal.
• Full proposals that are responsive to the application protocol provided upon notification, will be due to the JAMS Foundation- ACR Grant review committee no later than 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location on May 19th, 2023.
• Funding decisions will be approved by the JAMS Foundation Board at its August 2023 meeting and all grantees will be notified of their status.
• The selected grantees will be formally announced during ACR’s 2023 Annual Conference; location and date to be announced. Selected grant recipients should plan on attending.

Number of Grants
It is anticipated that for each designated subject area, 1-2 applicants will be selected each year.

Estimated Size of Grant
Requests for funding may range from $20,000 to $40,000 for the first year of the potential two-year funding cycle. . For those who may seek a second year of funding, those requests may be for no more than $20,000.

Term of Contract
While the proposed projects are two-year projects, decisions on funding for a second year will be contingent on evidence of benchmark accomplishments at the end of the first year of funding.

Contact Information
Submit Initial Project Ideas to

Please address questions about grant program to D.G. Mawn at the email address above.

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

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