Annual Grants Awarded

Annual Grants Awarded

Annual Grants Awarded

Overview

Funding projects that meet our mission.

Each year the AAA-ICDR Foundation issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on Foundation priorities for the upcoming grant cycle. It is an open call to organizations to submit an application that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and the RFP. The RFP is typically announced each June. It is a two-step application process starting with an Initial Description of Grant Request. After review, a limited number of organizations are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. It is a competitive review process each year.
$4.2M +
IN GRANTS FUNDED
Since inception in 2015 the Foundation has funded $4,239,850 in grants during the Annual Grant Cycle.
$105K+
AVERAGE GRANT 2022
The average grant amount during the 2022 Annual Grant Cycle.
7/84
PROJECTS FUNDED
In 2022 the Foundation funded 7 organizations advancing dispute resolution. 84 projects have been funded during the Annual Grant Cycle to date.

The AAA-ICDR Foundation’s seventh funding cycle invited proposals from law enforcement and community partners focused on conflict resolution approaches to innovate crisis responses.
The AAA-ICDR Foundation awarded the following grants totaling over $740,000 in funding:
The AAA-ICDR Foundation awarded the following grants totaling over $640,000 in funding:

The AAA-ICDR Foundation’s seventh funding cycle invited proposals from law enforcement and community partners focused on conflict resolution approaches to innovate crisis responses.
The AAA-ICDR Foundation awarded the following grants totaling over $740,000 in funding:
The AAA-ICDR Foundation awarded the following grants totaling over $640,000 in funding:
Ohio State University Foundation | Moritz College of Law

Project

Ohio State University Foundation | Moritz College of Law | The Divided Community Project

$250,000 to support a pilot project to develop an in-service training for police ocers within the Columbus Police Department plus train-the-trainer workshop with the goal of strengthening internal police negotiation and communication tools to improve diverse recruiting, retention and police-civilian interaction.

GRANT AMOUNT

$250,000

Dayton Mediation Center

Project

Dayton Mediation Center

$150,000 to support the creation of a Mediation Response Unit pilot with Montgomery County Regional 911 Dispatch System in Dayton, Ohio. The Mediation Response Unit will train civilians to respond to low-level 911 calls to ease the burden of calls handled by the police department and empower citizens to handle conflicts and disputes with the least invasive response.

GRANT AMOUNT

$150,000

Effective Law Enforcement for All

Project

Effective Law Enforcement for All

$149,500 to support the creation of a national education campaign focused on constructive engagement promoting best practices in law enforcement and public safety.

GRANT AMOUNT

$149,500

Dispute Resolution Center

Project

Research Foundation of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice | The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative (DRMH Initiative)

Since 2017, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has supported The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative (DRMH Initiative) operated by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center (CUNY DRC) at John Jay College with MH Mediate serving as Program Consultant. Through this partnership, the following resources were created to scale conflict resolution resources available to individuals and communities impacted by mental illness.

GRANT AMOUNT

$95,000

Washington Lawyers’ Committee

Project

Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

$50,000 to support continued work to create policy changes that will reduce the police footprint in schools, increase supports and services for students and ensure trauma informed practices while promoting a healthy educational environment for students with disabilities and of color as well as all students.

GRANT AMOUNT

$50,000

Metropolitan Family Services

Project

Metropolitan Family Services

$25,000 to support a collaboration between Metropolitan Peace Institute and the Chicago Police Department to further implement community police training in Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods.

GRANT AMOUNT

$25,000

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Project

Temple University | The Center for Conflict Management and Media Impact

$21,505 to evaluate the Philadelphia Community-Police Complaint Mediation Program (CPCMP) for impacts on citizen and police trust, awareness and use of CPMP and impact of online versus in-person mediation.

GRANT AMOUNT

$21,505

Ohio State University Foundation | Moritz College of Law

Project

Ohio State University Foundation | Moritz College of Law | The Divided Community Project

$250,000 to support a pilot project to develop an in-service training for police ocers within the Columbus Police Department plus train-the-trainer workshop with the goal of strengthening internal police negotiation and communication tools to improve diverse recruiting, retention and police-civilian interaction.

GRANT AMOUNT

$250,000

Dayton Mediation Center

Project

Dayton Mediation Center

$150,000 to support the creation of a Mediation Response Unit pilot with Montgomery County Regional 911 Dispatch System in Dayton, Ohio. The Mediation Response Unit will train civilians to respond to low-level 911 calls to ease the burden of calls handled by the police department and empower citizens to handle conflicts and disputes with the least invasive response.

GRANT AMOUNT

$150,000

Effective Law Enforcement for All

Project

Effective Law Enforcement for All

$149,500 to support the creation of a national education campaign focused on constructive engagement promoting best practices in law enforcement and public safety.

GRANT AMOUNT

$149,500

Dispute Resolution Center

Project

Research Foundation of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice | The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative (DRMH Initiative)

Since 2017, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has supported The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative (DRMH Initiative) operated by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center (CUNY DRC) at John Jay College with MH Mediate serving as Program Consultant. Through this partnership, the following resources were created to scale conflict resolution resources available to individuals and communities impacted by mental illness.

GRANT AMOUNT

$95,000

Washington Lawyers’ Committee

Project

Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

$50,000 to support continued work to create policy changes that will reduce the police footprint in schools, increase supports and services for students and ensure trauma informed practices while promoting a healthy educational environment for students with disabilities and of color as well as all students.

GRANT AMOUNT

$50,000

Metropolitan Family Services

Project

Metropolitan Family Services

$25,000 to support a collaboration between Metropolitan Peace Institute and the Chicago Police Department to further implement community police training in Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods.

GRANT AMOUNT

$25,000

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Project

Temple University | The Center for Conflict Management and Media Impact

$21,505 to evaluate the Philadelphia Community-Police Complaint Mediation Program (CPCMP) for impacts on citizen and police trust, awareness and use of CPMP and impact of online versus in-person mediation.

GRANT AMOUNT

$21,505

Testimonial
Testimonial
"The Foundation provided the initial support we needed for the Kane County program. To date, that program has helped over 100 families avoid eviction, and stabilize communities disrupted by the events of the past two years. The Foundation’s support is helping us live out our mission: to improve access to justice by strengthening court ADR."
Eric Slepak-Cherney Associate Director, Resolution Systems Institute
Case Study
Case Study
“I finished all the free trainings and they were life-changing. I love the take-­away tools so that I reference each skill I learned in the webinars.”
Program Participant The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative
Testimonial
Testimonial
"The Academy served as a catalyst for developing a roadmap for our community. it provided a set of resources and a set of processes that you can implement in your own setting and try to make sense of in your own community. Providing that kind of framework is very helpful for any city, and it was for our city in particular. "
Local pastor, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Divided Community Project: Academy Initiative
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