Grants for Conflict Resolution
Grants for US-Based Nonprofits Supporting Conflict Resolution
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The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
The Asia Foundation undertakes grant making with organizations as a collaborative process of problem identification and strategic planning within our areas of programming interest. Our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century— governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchange programs are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.
Books for Asia
We put brand-new books and digital content into the hands of students, educators, and leaders in 20 countries. Through technology initiatives and book donations, we help infuse students with a love of reading essential for literacy; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; sharpen vocational and research ability; and enhance language skills to compete in the global economy.
Conflict and Fragile Conditions
Violent conflict and fragile governance present enormous challenges for development and security in Asia. In places where violence is widespread and government ceases to function, the pace of development falls dramatically and conditions can deteriorate to extreme levels. The Foundation supports local efforts to improve engagement between government and citizens; strengthens peacebuilding efforts and transitional institutions; and strengthens informal institutions that provide justice, stability, and services where the state has limited reach and/or legitimacy.
Development and Aid Effectiveness
The contemporary aid ecosystem is complex, and emerging donors, civil society, and the private sector are fostering new thinking on development effectiveness. A respected resource for locally-driven, context-specific, and flexible approaches to project implementation, The Asia Foundation brings together traditional and emerging Asian donors to share perspectives about the changing dynamics of international development cooperation.
Key to our work in the elections and political processes sector is support for developing an engaged citizenry and a vibrant civil society. Our programs support free and fair elections through voter education, voter registration, election administration, and international and domestic election observation. We support democratic governance through political party development and legal and regulatory reform.
We have transformed thousands of lives through evidence-based programs that focus on expanding women’s economic opportunities, increasing women’s rights and security, and advancing women’s political participation. The Asia Foundation practices an integrated approach that promotes gender equality across all programs.
We encourage greater understanding between Asians and Americans with the ultimate aim of contributing towards strengthened U.S.-Asia relations. Over more than six decades, Foundation grants have provided thousands of participants with opportunities to exchange views and gain direct experience with regions other than their own.
Expand Economic Opportunity
We support Asian initiatives to foster inclusive economic growth and broaden economic opportunities. We work at all levels–from local to regional–to increase economic opportunities and expand investment and trade; strengthen partnerships among governments, private enterprise, and civil society to promote broad-based, sustainable growth; and improve the responsiveness of public authorities to demand a more supportive business environment, including for women entrepreneurs.
Increase Environmental Resilience
Asia faces growing vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, with severe consequences for rural and urban communities, food security, economic growth, and political stability. Ultimately, solutions require collective political will: stakeholders from across sectors working toward a shared vision for socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable development. The Asia Foundation, drawing upon 60 years of governance experience, plays an essential role in helping Asian countries address critical national and regional environmental challenges.
Law and Justice
People across Asia face systemic challenges in resolving their disputes, enforcing their rights, and accessing benefits to which they are legally entitled. Our law programs support Asian efforts to protect the legal rights of vulnerable groups, strengthen dispute resolution processes, and reform dysfunctional laws, policies, institutions, and practices.
Promote International Cooperation
Asia faces many non-traditional security challenges at the subnational level which are closely linked to domestic economic and political issues in different countries, but which have ramifications beyond borders: from environmental degradation, natural disasters, and trafficking-in-persons to maritime security, ethnic and religious conflict, and failed systems of governance. We help strengthen relations among Asian nations in an effort to foster peace, stability, prosperity, and effective governance.
We are a longstanding partner of both government and civil society in Asia, supporting initiatives to build more effective and responsive governance that expands justice, accelerates social and economic development, and promotes peace and security. The Foundation promotes good governance and reform at all levels through programs that counter corruption, support parliamentary and constitutional development, and foster an active civil society sector.
Technology & Development
As technology access expands dramatically and smartphones link millions across Asia, we are increasing our impact with new tools that connect stakeholders and help Asia’s policy makers, civic reformers and small business leaders rapidly collect and analyze data previously unavailable to them. We leverage data and analytics, collaborative social media tools, and smartphone use to connect citizens with a global ecosystem of information and services.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Note: Staff members actively identify organizations that are well-positioned to meet programmatic goals. While we remain open to unsolicited requests, applicants should be aware that the likelihood of an unsolicited request becoming a grant is low.
Numerous and complex factors drive threats to global peace and security. From crises of governance between nation states and their citizens to environmental threats, weapons flows, and violent conflict—the effects of which transcend borders—the magnitude of today’s challenges requires systemic approaches. In light of unchecked xenophobic nationalism, the mass displacement of people, and weakening multilateral institutions, civil society has a critical role to play. A new generation of leaders is urgently needed to adapt existing frameworks for conflict transformation to address human security needs.
As the world evolves rapidly toward a multipolar reality in which a growing array of actors pursue their interests from positions of political and economic power, multilayered strategies are needed to create the conditions for just and durable peace. Local communities are best placed to diffuse conflict and mediate its prevention and resolution. Policy choices in the United States and other influential countries also remain critical to correcting the structural inequities and injustices that drive and exacerbate conflict. As isolationist tendencies and pressures on transnational alliances grow, promoting local resiliency and strengthening effective mechanisms for international and regional policy collaboration are essential for promoting nonviolence and cultivating peace.
The Fund believes that conflict transformation requires long-term strategic investments and a diverse constellation of actors to advance justice and equality. The Peacebuilding program aspires, therefore, to strengthen grassroots constituencies for peace and to promote innovative policy efforts that address drivers of conflict and are grounded in the realities and perspectives of affected women, youth, and local communities. The program focuses on conflicts that have a disproportionate influence on global insecurity and violence and in which the United States has a significant involvement.
Goal: Advance Just and Durable Peace
The Fund pursues the following interrelated strategies with respect to conflicts in the wider Middle East, focusing on Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and the U.S.-Iran relationship.
- Supporting innovative and collaborative approaches to and policies for conflict prevention and transformation at the multilateral, regional, and national levels.
- Strengthening constituencies and political will for conflict transformation and durable peace.
State of California: Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities program is a directed grant program. Concept proposals are accepted on a continuous basis and projects are developed in conjunction with SNC. There is no deadline-oriented Request for Proposals or competitive scoring review.
To initiate consideration of a project, a project organizer should contact the appropriate SNC Subregional Representative. The Subregional Representative will assist with determining if the project meets SNC criteria. If it is determined that SNC will consider partnering on the project, the Subregional Representative will share the SNC Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities Proposal Form with the organizer and assist in developing the project and completing the Proposal Form.
The Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities grant program is a multi-disciplinary technical assistance grant program which will provide resources for capacity building and technical support to enable local agencies, organizations, and tribes to design, manage, and implement projects that will increase community resiliency against and recovery from natural disasters and ecological and economic challenges.
Challenges to Sierra Nevada communities have escalated over the last several decades. Wildfires now occur on a larger scale and with increased regularity, affecting more acres and public health. Unhealthy watershed conditions surrounding these communities make them particularly susceptible to drought and resulting impacts such as pest infestations. In addition, a changing climate will likely exacerbate the situation with increasing temperatures and more extreme weather. Economically, many Sierra Nevada communities are experiencing a shrinking tax base, a scarcity of skilled workers, and changing demographics. While recreation, tourism, and working landscapes remain important elements of local economies, many communities are struggling with economic diversification and job creation. The result is that significant portions of the Sierra Nevada now meet the definition of "disadvantaged."
The Resilient Sierra Nevada Communities grant program supports direct actions at the nexus between watershed health and resilient communities. Through a decade of working with communities across the Sierra, plus recent assessments in SNC’s strategic planning outreach process, it became clear there was a need for technical and capacity support across the Region to provide local agencies, organizations, and tribes the ability to take advantage of the variety of resources currently available to address current challenges. Support is needed to develop, fundraise, meet compliance requirements, manage, and implement projects in these rural areas.
The SNC recognizes that local partners are critical collaborators in determining specific needs in different communities and addressing those needs with the most effective approach. Through this program SNC aims to connect and help strengthen partner efforts, providing them with the resources and leverage they need for success. This program awards grants to partners to either provide the technical assistance or training directly, or through contracts with outside experts.
The SNC identified the following potential needs for capacity-building technical assistance across the Region:
- Regional planning and project prioritization
- Grant writing
- Grant administration/bookkeeping
- Project management
- Board development and training
- Partnership and collaborative development
- Tribal engagement
- Public outreach and education
- Facilitation and dispute resolution
- CEQA/NEPA compliance
- Geographic Information Services
- LiDAR data application and utilization
- Technology for forest management, biomass, and other related activities
- Economic Development/Financing
- Workforce Development
Technical services may not be limited to this list, and priority needs differ across the Region and communities.
Community access projects that address community resilience may be supported under this program. Section 80008(c) in Proposition 68 defines “community access” as engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education, or recreational amenities. Such projects should include at least one of the following elements:
- Physical activity programming
- Resource interpretation
- Multilingual translation
- Natural science
- Workforce development and career pathways
- Communication related to water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and other outdoor pursuits.
Montana Justice Foundation
Since its inception, MJF has awarded nearly $8 million to scores of organizations across Montana. MJF grant funds provide essential legal help to those who would otherwise be forced to navigate our civil justice system alone. Our grantees help Montanans stay in housing, receive medical care, escape abusive and violent environments, and rebuild their lives on a path to health, safety, and self-sufficiency.
The purpose of Montana Justice Foundation Program Grants are to provide funding to qualified non-profit organizations committed to one or more of MJF’s charitable objectives, which include:
- supporting and encouraging the availability, accessibility, and quality of legal services, especially services to the vulnerable and under-served
- Increased public understanding of the law and the legal system through education
- Promoting the effective administration of justice
- Increasing public understanding of and access to alternative dispute resolution
Program Grants will provide general operating support for well-established programs that have a strong history of success in meeting the MJF’s charitable objectives. Organizations receiving Program Grants must demonstrate potential for strong leadership, well-defined organizational vision, sound fiscal management, and strong partnerships within their communities.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County
Rotary Club of Frederick Service Partnership Grant
The Rotary Club of Frederick, through its Community Foundation-held Rotary Club of Frederick First Century Trust Fund and through its own fundraising efforts, provides Service Partnership Grants to nonprofits providing impactful services in Frederick County. The Community Foundation of Frederick County administers the grant application and reporting processes.
The Rotary Club of Frederick desires to create service partnerships with Frederick County organizations whose missions enhance our local communities.
James B. Boskey Memorial Foundation
We know you are all aware of the impact Jim had on so many important aspects of law and medicine during his life. His work on New Jersey adoption practices, children's rights, comparative law, alternative dispute resolution, legal education, and the legal aspects of scientific misconduct represent just a few of his contributions.
To perpetuate Jim's spirit and his work, I am pleased to inform you that we have established the James B. Boskey Memorial Foundation to honor the contributions that Jim made to many diverse fields. This foundation, given 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status in April 2002, supports research and education in areas which were of special interest to Jim.
- children's rights,
- protection of family,
- alternative dispute resolution,
- medical and legal ethics,
- regulation of scientific misconduct,
- orthopedic, and
- reproductive health research.
The foundation primarily funds projects addressing the following areas:
- Mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution
- Women and minorities in STEM
- Women and minorities in the law