Foundation / Corporation
National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and JAMS Foundation
06/15/21 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location.
Grants of $12,000 per year to USA nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to develop mediation centers to address conflicts within local communities. The purpose of the program is to develop innovative programs that assist institutions, residents, and the community address conflict and reconnect. Funding is intended primarily for staff time dedicated to program development activities, including participation in the learning community and the development of source materials. Preference for funding is given to those applicants who have previously demonstrated an ability to bring projects to a level of scalability and sustainability.
Strengthening Community Connections: This is an opportunity to assist one or more of the communities you serve by helping this community to develop a long-term process focused on healing their current or long-standing community divide. The proposed project should expand how your organization currently serves your communities (through mediation, restorative justice practices, conflict coaching, conflict management training or dialogue processes), by offering a new or enhanced process to help people, institutions, and the community as a whole on their path toward re-connection.
Systemic changes developed as part of this process should be able to be replicated by community mediation centers as a path for sustainability and growth for the field of community mediation, as well as to inform the development of training, evidence-based strategies, policy, and research at the national level as well.
The Program is designed to encourage creativity and variation based on research. Service strategies will be developed through the implementation of the “Listening for Action” Leadership Process and strengthened by at least one policy or procedure change developed and locally implemented over a two-year period. Program recipients will work together throughout the grant period anchored in the Learning Community. The Learning Community is a structured and collaborative peer working group facilitated by NAFCM. This structure serves as an incubator for innovation by aiding in the development of “good practices.” Written materials developed through these grants will be shared with community mediation centers and mediators across the continent. By distributing these materials, sharing programmatic resources, providing training, and developing national partnerships, NAFCM supports the replication of these service models and ensures the Program’s impact on an international level.
The Learning Community will meet twice a month for the first five months, and monthly thereafter using a specified on-line meeting platform. This community will follow the “Listening for Action” structured guidance offered by NAFCM that is intended to strengthen the unique work of each project as well as create an executive learning environment that allows the members to grow both individually and professionally.
Priority will be given to projects that:
GrantWatch ID#: 183117
Up to 5
$12,000 per year
Grants will be awarded by August 31, 2021 for an initial twelve-month funding period and are renewable for an additional year of funding by the agreement of the Program recipient, NAFCM, and the JAMS Foundation.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Solicitations of Interest to email@example.com
Please address questions about grant program to D.G. Mawn, President, NAFCM, at the above email.
National Association for Community Mediation
P. O. Box 5246
Louisville, KY 40255
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