Potential Program Funders
Charles Mott Foundation has four priority programs—Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty. Flint Area’s mission is to foster a well-functioning, connected community that is capable of meeting the economic, social and racial challenges ahead. Pathways Out of Poverty’s mission is to identify, test, and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities. This includes improving school readiness and performance, expanding economic opportunity, and strengthening and sustaining low-income community organizational structure. In addition to the four programs, there are exploratory and special projects funds.
Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Three broad programs areas of focus are reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement.
Michigan State University offers a compilation of webpages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to the housing issues. Select "Religion and Social Change” from the left menu bar on the site.
Open Society Institute (OSI) implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Peace Development Fund works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements.
Restorative Justice, Reentry Services, and Mediation
JAMS Foundation offers financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national or international impact. The foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), support education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, promote innovation in conflict resolution, and advance the settlement of conflict worldwide.
Michigan State University Libraries offers a list of grants related to the law.
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime-fighting strategies.
Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. Grants areas of focus are criminal and juvenile justice, health reform, and workers' rights.
Reentry Resource Center: New York Grants Clearinghouse is a joint project of Reentry Net, the NYC Discharge Planning Collaboration, and the National H.I.R.E. Network. Funding opportunities are listed from public agencies and private foundations to serve people from arrest to reintegration.