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for Conflict Resolution Training and Youth Education

JAMS Foundation-ACR Initiative for Students and Youth

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JAMS Foundation and Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)

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Deadline Date:

05/20/22 11:59 PM Local Time


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions for programs that promote conflict resolution training and education for youth. An Initial Proposal Idea must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs for youth between the ages of 13 to 18. Preference for funding is given for those that may bring existing programs or exciting new ideas to a level of scalability and sustainability on a regional or national basis.

2022 Funding Focus:

The proposed project would help to increase adolescents’ capacity to engage in and respond constructively to these challenging times by providing them opportunities to both be trained in and use conflict resolution skills in one of the following settings:

  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Foster care
  • Homeless shelters
  • School/after school programming organization
  • Youth correctional facilities

These skills will allow the participants to confidently face the issues that have been heightened during the Pandemic both within and outside the setting, and for which there is a need for reconciliation or constructive engagement.

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Priority will be given to projects in which:

  • Youth play a significant or substantive role in the delivery of conflict resolution training, education, or services.
  • Youth will develop leadership skills by getting themselves and other young people involved in helping themselves.
  • Partnerships with a foster care agency, homeless shelter, the domestic violence shelter, school/after school programming organization or the youth correctional facility currently exist for the applicant.
  • Creative means of documenting and demonstrating the project are used so as to inspire other organizations to replicate the project. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199237

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that for each designated subject area, 1-2 applicants will be selected each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests for funding may range from $15,000 to $40,000 for the first year of the potential two-year funding cycle.

For those who may seek a second year of funding, those requests may be for no more than $20,000.

Term of Contract:

While the proposed projects are two-year projects, decisions on funding for a second year will be contingent on evidence of benchmark accomplishments at the end of the first year of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.

Please Note:
• If the proposal does not include conflict resolution education, training or services in a substantial way, the proposal will not be reviewed.
• If the proposal does not offer the opportunity to bring or enhance conflict resolution education, training or services in foster care, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, school/ after school or youth programming, correctional facilities, the proposal will not be reviewed.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational conference call will be held on Monday November 22nd, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST. There is a limited number of spaces for this teleconference, so please register as soon as possible. Attendance is strongly advised. You may register by going to the following link:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The meeting is scheduled to last 90 minutes. Plan to attend the entire call. This call is not recorded.

Pre-Application Information:

Interested organizations or individuals are required to submit an Initial Project Idea description (using the guidelines on the following page) to ACR no later than 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location, January 14th, 2022.

The JAMS Foundation-ACR Grant review committee will notify applicants if they have been selected to develop a full proposal for submission and review by February 14th, 2022.

A Full Proposal Submission Webinar will be offered on March 2nd, 2022, at 3:30 PM EST. The link for attendance will be sent to those applicants who are invited to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals will be due to the JAMS Foundation- ACR Grant review committee no later than 11:59 PM local time of the organization’s legal/main location on May 20, 2022.

Funding decisions will be approved by the JAMS Foundation Board at its August 2022 meeting and all grantees will be notified of their status.

The selected grantees will be formally announced during ACR’s 2022 Annual Conference, location, and date to be announced. Selected grant recipients should plan on attending.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted electronically to

The subject line of the email must read: JAMS Foundation/ACR Grant and the name of the organization.

Please address questions about the grant program to D.G. Mawn at the above email address.

Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

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