Programs

Programs

The AAA-ICDR Foundation’s three main grant programs include: 

  • Annual Grants: Open request for proposal process
     
  • Diversity Scholarship Grants: Open application process as well as through university partnerships
     
  • Rapid Response Grants: Organizations identified and invited by the Foundation

In addition, the AAA-ICDR Foundation will proactively identify organizations working in the Foundation’s priority areas and provide Special Initiatives Grants outside of these established programs.
 

Annual Grants

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 invite organizations to submit an application that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and focus of 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 will be invited to submit a proposal for consideration. It is a competitive review process each year.

Annual Grants
Diversity Scholarship Grants
Diversity Scholarship Grants

The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

In addition to these individualized grants, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has established diversity scholarships at Howard University and North Carolina Central University, two historically Black colleges and universities that offer certificates in dispute resolution programs in their law schools. 

Rapid Response Grants

The AAA-ICDR Foundation established the Rapid Response Fund to support critical programs outside of its regular grant cycle. The Rapid Response Fund enables the Foundation to quickly award grants to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose work fits the Foundation’s mission and addresses urgent current events. Grants awarded through the Rapid Response Fund are generally $25,000 each. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

Rapid Response Grants
Special Initiatives Grants
Special Initiatives Grants

From time to time the AAA-ICDR Foundation will pursue Special Initiatives outside of the Annual Grant Cycle that align with the Foundation’s mission. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

Annual Grants

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 invite organizations to submit an application that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and focus of 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 will be invited to submit a proposal for consideration. It is a competitive review process each year.

Annual Grants
Diversity Scholarship Grants
Diversity Scholarship Grants

The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

In addition to these individualized grants, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has established diversity scholarships at Howard University and North Carolina Central University, two historically Black colleges and universities that offer certificates in dispute resolution programs in their law schools. 

Rapid Response Grants

The AAA-ICDR Foundation established the Rapid Response Fund to support critical programs outside of its regular grant cycle. The Rapid Response Fund enables the Foundation to quickly award grants to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose work fits the Foundation’s mission and addresses urgent current events. Grants awarded through the Rapid Response Fund are generally $25,000 each. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

Rapid Response Grants
Special Initiatives Grants
Special Initiatives Grants

From time to time the AAA-ICDR Foundation will pursue Special Initiatives outside of the Annual Grant Cycle that align with the Foundation’s mission. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

Annual Grants
Annual Grants

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 invite organizations to submit an application that aligns with the Foundation’s mission and focus of 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 will be invited to submit a proposal for consideration. It is a competitive review process each year.

Diversity Scholarship Grants
Diversity Scholarship Grants

The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

In addition to these individualized grants, the AAA-ICDR Foundation has established diversity scholarships at Howard University and North Carolina Central University, two historically Black colleges and universities that offer certificates in dispute resolution programs in their law schools. 

Rapid Response Grants
Rapid Response Grants

The AAA-ICDR Foundation established the Rapid Response Fund to support critical programs outside of its regular grant cycle. The Rapid Response Fund enables the Foundation to quickly award grants to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose work fits the Foundation’s mission and addresses urgent current events. Grants awarded through the Rapid Response Fund are generally $25,000 each. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

Special Initiatives Grants
Special Initiatives Grants

From time to time the AAA-ICDR Foundation will pursue Special Initiatives outside of the Annual Grant Cycle that align with the Foundation’s mission. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.

OUR PRIORITIES

The AAA-ICDR Foundation Board coalesced around the following three priority areas. These priority areas stem from the Foundation’s Mission and Values and are based on the Foundation’s grant history and the areas where the Foundation seeks to have the largest impact going forward.

PREVENT & REDUCE VIOLENCE

with a focus on vulnerable and underserved communities and police/social service partnerships

BRIDGE COMMUNITY CONFLICT

with a focus on civil discourse seeking to mend societal divisions

SUPPORT DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

with a focus on access to justice

Testimonial
Testimonial
“The grant from AAA-ICDR Foundation will be instrumental in supplementing funding to support public safety measures and will aid in decreasing gun violence city-wide as that is at the forefront of the work G-MACC Inc. does. Furthermore, the grant will support services that help to mediate conflicts in an effort to see a decline in gun-related incidents this year."
John Doe
Shanduke McPhatter CEO/Founder, G-MACC See Grantees
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Testimonial
"The Academy Initiative 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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Testimonial
“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
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Testimonial
"With the support of the AAA-ICDR Foundation, NAPABA can dedicate the resources to designing understandable intervention plans and model documents for use by attorneys, local bar associations, and community- based organizations so they can focus on supporting bullied students and not on trying to survey the landscape for best practices. With the support of the Foundation, we are creating educational programming for attorneys, model documents, and guidance for students and their families.”
John Doe
Priya Purandare, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
Learn more about the Annual Grant application process.