Michelson 20MM is committed to helping individuals and communities impacted by the criminal justice system forge a brighter, more prosperous future through educational attainment. In keeping this pledge, we’re launching our latest Michelson Spark Grants funding round and awarding grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofits at the intersection of higher education, workforce development, and successful re-entry.
The funding round launches Wednesday, November 10, and will remain open until Wednesday, December 1. Join us on November 3 to learn more.
In this Smart Justice funding round, we’re seeking to support projects capable of meeting one or more of the following key target outcomes:
-Expanding access to professional development opportunities for staff, faculty, and administrators on college campuses to provide them with the tools and resources needed to successfully work with formerly incarcerated students.
-Elevating the voices of justice-impacted student leaders so they can play a role in educating policymakers on the measures needed to support this student population.
-Research on best practices for higher education institutions to retain and provide support to formerly incarcerated students during this time of declining enrollments nationwide.
-Supporting soon-to-be released or recently released individuals with reentry services including: a) transitional housing b) employment and c) college transfer support for students who were enrolled in a postsecondary educational program while in prison.
The Spark Grant Program is available to United States–based nonprofits and educational institutions. For this round of funding we have decided to focus our impact on organizations that are doing work in California. Organizations whose work does not impact California will be ineligible.
Apply at 20mm.org/spark-grants.
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