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Nonprofits to Promote Criminal Justice Reform

The Just Trust and The Just Trust for Action Grants

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The Just Trust and The Just Trust for Action

LOI Date:

03/30/22

Deadline Date:

06/14/22

Description:

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Grants to Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma nonprofit organizations to promote criminal justice reform. Funding is intended to support both specific projects and general operations. Eligible organizations are those that are performing or planning to perform criminal justice reform advocacy work. Advocacy work includes policy change, regulatory change, grassroots and/or grasstops organizing, public education, lobbying, narrative campaigns, and other related efforts.

The Just Trust and The Just Trust for Action are grantmaking initiatives that are 100% dedicated to investing in leaders and organizations advancing criminal justice reform, state by state and across the country.

The Just Trust knows that the path toward transforming the country's complex and punitive legal system looks different in every community, which is why their ultimate goal is to power integrated advocacy efforts and localized strategies in all 50 states. To get started, funding is being opened up to groups working on policy change, base building and organizing, narrative campaigns, and other related efforts beginning in:

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202053

Term of Contract:

Grant terms will be decided based on the needs and capacities of each organization. However, whenever possible, The Just Trust and Just Trust for Action work to provide two-year grants with a likelihood of renewal after the two-year period if the program is going well.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be working on (or have plans to work on) criminal justice reform within these select states: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. They must have either a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designated status, have applied for status, or be fiscally sponsored by a tax-exempt organization. Any leaders or individuals applying for project funding must be associated with an organization and the organization must have at least one staff member based in one of the four listed states.

Note: The Just Trust for Action does not currently fund efforts to influence the outcome of candidate elections.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants Timeline:
- March 1, 2022: Letter of Intent (LOI) Launch Date
- March 30, 2022: LOI Deadline
- April 18, 2022: Notification whether or not LOI applicants are moving forward to in-depth review process
- April 18–May 24, 2022: LOI Review Period
- May 24, 2022: Invitation to applicants to submit full proposals
- June 14, 2022: Full Proposal Deadline
- June 14–June 28, 2022: Full Proposal Review Period
Note: Grantmaking team may follow up with additional questions or requests during this time period
- July 6, 2022: Grant award notifications and grant agreements disbursed
- Within 2 weeks of fully executed grant agreement: Funds disbursed to grantee

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOI online: https://thejusttrust.org/what-we-fund/state-by-state/letter-of-intent/

Please reach out to statecampaign@thejusttrust.org if you have any questions about the LOI process.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   Oklahoma

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