Inland Empire Capaciteria


Criminal Justice Prevention and Victim Services

Aug 01 2017

The Allstate Foundation Invites Domestic Violence and Financial Empowerment Organizations to Join the Purple Purse Challenge

The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge invites domestic violence organizations to tap into resources that can help them expand their donor base and increase funding through contests featuring funding provided by The Allstate Foundation. These organizations are considered Community Partners and will receive promotional materials, technical assistance, access to competitions for prize funding and the support of a powerful national public campaign driving donors to participate in the Challenge.

Each Community Partner will have its own “Team Page” where it can raise funds from October 2 through October 31, 2017 through the Challenge. The Team Page is customizable and will include the organization’s logo, mission statement, survivor stories, videos, photos and total amount raised.

Community Partners will be divided into two Divisions of roughly equal size based on organizational budget. In addition, each Community Partner is encouraged (but not required) to recruit “Fundraisers” – board members, community advocates, supporters and friends – who use their personal networks to raise funds for the Community Partner and share messages about domestic violence and the Challenge. Partners that focus on recruiting and supporting Fundraisers are often the most successful.

This year, The Allstate Foundation will partner with up to 250 national, state and local nonprofit organizations that provide financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors to raise even more funding and change even more lives. To help capture and sustain donor interest and help Community Partners reach their own fundraising goals, The Allstate Foundation will sponsor contests for each Division throughout the four-week Challenge. Partners compete within their Division in a variety of weekly contests. Contests and prizes will be the same for each Division, with Partners competing only against organizations within their own Division. There are multiple ways to win a prize from The Allstate Foundation, greatly increasing the chance that a participating organization will supplement the funds raised with a prize ranging from $500 to $100,000. Partners can earn more than one prize throughout the Challenge. Full Challenge details and official rules will be shared with selected Community Partners.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $100,000.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Due Date: August 1, 2017

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Dec 29 2017

The Public Welfare Foundation Announces Funding for Programs to End Over-Incarceration

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. The Foundation focuses on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Workers’ Rights.

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Program supports groups that are working to end the over incarceration of adults in the United States while also aiming to reduce racial disparities. In particular, the Program makes grants primarily to state-based groups that are working to:

•Reduce state incarceration levels and racial disparities through reforms in sentencing, charging, and supervision policies and procedures.

•Advance the redirection and prioritization of state and local resources toward targeted investments that support system-involved individuals in their communities, through research and strategic thought leadership.

The Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program supports groups working to end the criminalization and reliance on incarceration of youth in the United States. In particular, the Program makes grants to groups that are working to:

•Advance state policies that dramatically restrict juvenile justice systems’ use of incarceration and out-of-home placements and prioritize the use of community-based programs for youth;

•End the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth in the adult criminal justice system; and

•Promote the fair and equitable treatment of youth of color who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.

Eligibility: The foundation does not fund individuals, scholarships, direct services, or international projects.

Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Dec 31 2017

The California Wellness Foundation Accepting Applications for Violence Prevention Efforts

The California Wellness Foundation commonly funds research, public education campaigns, community organizing and advocacy to prevent violence, particularly gun violence; and efforts that prevent violence in underserved neighborhoods, with a particular emphasis on youth and adults who have been exposed to trauma.

Key strategies that the Foundation invests in, include:

•Research and public policy analysis on gun violence — as well as education and outreach that is based on research — to effect policy changes at all levels of government.

•Community organizing and policy advocacy efforts to reform the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.

•Gang prevention and intervention activities, such as: exposing youth and adults to positive alternatives; support services for individuals re-entering their communities after incarceration; preventing retaliation; and counseling services for trauma-exposed youth and adults.

•Leadership programs for youth and adults, including incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, victims of violence, leaders of violence prevention programs, and concerned citizens working to establish a culture of nonviolence.

•Communications strategies that use the arts, documentary film or social media to highlight effective violence prevention programs and strategies.

Grant Amount: The average grant amount is between $120,000 and $200,000 over three years.

Eligibility: To apply for funding, applicant organizations must generally have a valid tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as a public charity, not as a “private foundation” under section 509(a). In addition, the Foundation does not fund Section 509(a)(3) Type III non-functionally integrated supporting organizations.

Due Date: Letters of Intent are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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