Deadline: 8:00pm (Eastern) on the first business day of the month
Frequency: No more than one application every 6 months
Proposals for the Special Opportunities fund are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended. The maximum request is $25,000, though generally grant awards range from $5,000 to $10,000. Organizations may only submit one proposal within a six month period. Only in exceptional circumstances will organizations receive two Special Opportunity Fund grants in a single year. Additionally, organizations that receive PPC funds will be subject to an even higher level of review.
Awards are usually made within six to eight weeks, and due to the volume of requests, there are occasions when it will certainly take as long as eight weeks to assess whether or not we are able to fund a proposal. During this time, please feel free to reach out to Grants Manager, Mariela G. Alburges at email@example.com with any questions.
To apply, please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposal guidelines are detailed in the application linked below. Proposals are due by 8pm (Eastern) on the first business day of the month. Documents that are not sent to email@example.com will not be considered.
The monthly Special Opportunities fund provides strategic grants to organizations whose projects aim to achieve maximum impact on drug policy reform. We invite proposals designed to educate the public and policymakers about the negative consequences of current local, state or national drug policies, to promote better awareness and understanding of alternatives to current drug policies, and to broaden understanding of the extent to which punitive prohibitionist policies are responsible for most drug-related problems. Preference is given to those projects that are time-sensitive.
The Special Opportunities fund prioritizes organizations focused on one or more of the following:
Special Opportunities Proposal Guidelines
Guidelines can be found in the application linked below.
The following must be included with your proposal: