AAA-ICDR Foundation® Expects to Award $1 Million in Grants for 2022 Grant Cycle


AAA-ICDR Foundation® Expects to Award $1 Million in Grants for 2022 Grant Cycle

Foundation Expects to Award $1 Million in Grants for Initiatives aimed at improving crisis intervention responses by law enforcement organizations in the U.S.

Woman speaks with police officer at event
Woman speaks with police officer at event
Michael C. Clark 

American Arbitration Association

Victoria Castelbuono


NEW YORK, N.Y.—July 6, 2021—The American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation® (AAA-ICDR Foundation) invites proposals to fund initiatives to improve crisis intervention responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies.

The Foundation invites proposals from law enforcement and community partners, such as Civilian/Police Advisory Boards, for conflict resolution approaches that innovate police responses in order to connect people in crisis, such as mental health and emotional crisis, with the mental health and social services they need. The Foundation expects to award a total of $1 million in a limited number of grants. Interested organizations are required to submit a preliminary application by September 10, 2021. The AAA-ICDR Foundation will select a limited number of applicants to draft a more detailed proposal. To download the application, please visit

“Bringing different voices from governments, law enforcement agencies, and communities together, through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, to address social challenges is especially important at this time,” said James R. Jenkins, Chair of the AAA-ICDR Foundation. “We are dedicated to supporting innovative programs that can lead to constructive solutions in communities across the country.”

The AAA-ICDR Foundation has awarded more than $2.18 million since its inception in 2015. To learn more about the Foundation’s mission to fund high-quality, innovative programs which advance arbitration, mediation, and other ADR processes, visit

About the AAA-ICDR Foundation
The American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation (AAA- ICDR Foundation) is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization that is able to solicit donations and provide grants to fund a range of worthy causes that promote the Foundation’s wide-reaching mission, which is to support the use and improvement of dispute resolution processes in the United States and internationally.
Its focus includes fostering measures that reduce potential escalation, manage and resolve conflicts; increasing access to justice in and through alternative dispute resolution; and encouraging collaborative processes to resolve public conflicts.

The Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization from the AAA®, and the Foundation is not involved in any way in the oversight, administration or decision making of the AAA- ICDR® cases or in the maintenance of the AAA-ICDR's various rosters of arbitrators and mediators.

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