Special Opportunities is not awarding funds in May. Please submit your proposal by June 3rd, 2019 for the next round of consideration.
Special Opportunities is a revolving fund that supports cutting-edge drug policy reform opportunities that arise throughout the year.
We are currently interested in efforts that prioritize:
We favor public education efforts that speak to: (1) the failures and consequences of drug policies in the U.S. and the potential benefits of alternatives to prohibition; (2) reducing over-reliance on the criminal justice system by raising awareness of the need for alternatives to incarceration and/or health-based approaches to drug use; (3) discrimination in employment, housing, student loans and other benefits against those who use drugs or who have been convicted of drug law violations; (4) the negative consequences of current drug policies on human rights; and (5) efforts that mobilize people around the disproportionate impact of the drug war on communities of color and youth.
Special Opportunities is a revolving fund that supports cutting-edge drug policy reform opportunities that arise throughout the year. Grants are made on a monthly basis.
Organizations are eligible to submit one proposal every six months. The cap on grants for this fund is $25,000, with the average grant being $5,000 to $10,000.
Organizations may only submit one proposal within a six month period and may only be awarded one Special Opportunities grant within 12 months. Additionally, organizations that receive Promoting Policy Change funds will be subject to an even higher level of review.
Proposals are due on the first business day of the month by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) to email@example.com.