Past Recipients

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The Advocacy Grants Program promotes innovative policies and approaches to reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to increase public and political support for alternatives to the war on drugs.

2010 Promoting Policy Change Awards Granted

Alabama  
Alabama Citizens for Drug Policy Reform $25,000
The Ordinary People’s Society
 
$40,000
Arkansas  
Drug Policy Education Group
 
$15,000
California  
A New Path $30,000
California Society of Addiction Medicine $30,000
CANGRESS $15,000
Families Act! $15,000
Homeless Youth Alliance $15,000
Labor / Community Strategy Center $15,000
Regional Congregations and Neighborhood Organizations $15,000
San Francisco Drug Users Union $40,000
Youth Justice Coalition
 
$25,000
Colorado  
Colorado Criminal Justice Coalition
 
$30,000
Hawaii  
Drug Policy Forum of Hawai’i
 
$15,000
Illinois  
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
 
$25,000
Mississippi  
ACLU of Mississippi
 
$15,000
New Mexico  
New Mexico Women’s Justice Project
 
$15,000
New York  
Families for Freedom $20,000
New York Academy of Medicine $40,000
Queers for Economic Justice $25,000
VOCAL $35,000
Women on the Rise Telling HerStory
 
$15,000
North Carolina  
Project Lazarus
 
$20,000
Oregon  
Partnership for Safety and Justice
 
$15,000
Rhode Island  
DARE
 
$15,000
Texas  
Mothers Against Teen Violence
 
$15,000
National  
AlterNet $20,000
DRCNet $15,000
DrugSense $50,000
DrugTruth $15,000
Justice Strategies $30,000
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition $40,000
Students for Sensible Drug Policy $45,000
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers $15,000

 

2009 Promoting Policy Change Awards Granted

ACLU of Mississippi
 
 $15,000
A New Path
 
 $30,000
Alabama Citizens for Drug Policy Reform (F.S. TOPS)
 
 $25,000
Albany County District Attorney
 
 $20,000
AlterNet / Independent Media Institute
 
 $20,000
Bronx Defenders
 
 $20,000
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
 
 $30,000
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
 
 $40,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
 
 $30,000
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
 
 $15,000
DARE
 
 $15,000
DRCNet Foundation, Inc.
 
 $15,000
Drug Policy Education Group, Inc.
 
 $15,000
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii
 
 $15,000
Drug Policy Forum of Kansas
 
 $5,000
Drug Truth Network
 
 $15,000
DrugSense (Media Awareness Project)
 
 $50,000
Families ACT
 
 $10,000
Families For Freedom (F.S. Urban Justice Center)
 
 $20,000
Fortune Society / David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy
 
 $15,000
Harm Reduction Therapy Center
 
 $35,000
Homeless Youth Alliance (F.S. Tides Center)
 
 $15,000
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs (Roosevelt University)
 
 $25,000
Justice Strategies
 
 $25,000
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
 
 $40,000
Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) (CANGRESS)
 
 $15,000
Mothers Against Teen Violence
 
 $15,000
New England Policy Advocates
 
 $20,000
New Mexico Women's Justice Project
 
 $15,000
New York Academy of Medicine
 
 $40,000
Partnership for Safety and Justice
 
 $15,000
Project Lazarus (Northwest Community Care Network)
 
 $20,000
Project South Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
 
 $20,000
Regional Congregations and Neighborhood Organizations
 
 $15,000
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation
 
 $50,000
The Ordinary People Society (TOPS)
 
 $40,000
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
 
 $15,000
VOCAL (NYC Aids Housing Network)
 
 $35,000
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc.
 
 $25,000
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
 
 $30,000
Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) (F.S. Osborne Association)
 
 $20,000

 Total DPA Recommended Funding

 $950,000


2009 Rapid Response Awards Granted
 

AIDS Action 
 
$15,000 

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
 

$10,000
NYC Aids Housing Network/VOCAL

Awarded in support of the NYCAHN/VOCAL effort to develop a strategy to bring syringe exchange to New York.
 

$8,000
St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction

Awarded toward the Safe Injection Facilities Conference (SIF).

$1,000

2008 Promoting Policy Change Awards Granted

A Better Way Foundation
 
$50,000
A New Path 
 
$25,000 
Alabamians for Compassionate Care
 
$25,000 
American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi 
 
$15,000 
California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
 
$25,000 
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition 
 
$30,000 
D.C. Recovery Community Alliance, Inc.
 
$15,000 
Defender Association
 
$25,000 
Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)
 
$15,000 
DRCNet Foundation, Inc (Washington, DC)
 
$15,000 

Drug Policy Education Group
 

$15,000
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Inc. 
 
$15,000 
Drug Policy Forum of Kansas, Inc. 
 
$10,000 
DrugSense (California)
 
$50,000 
Exponents, Inc.
 
$10,000 
Families for Freedom
 
$20,000 

Harm Reduction Coalition - New York

 

$150,000

Harm Reduction Therapy Center / UpFront 

 

$30,000

Harm Reduction Project 

 

$50,000 
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
 
$25,000 
Institute for Policy Studies, Drug Policy Project (Washington, DC)
 
$15,000 
Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative 
 
$40,000 
Justice Strategies (New York)
 
$40,000 

Justice Works Community

 

$10,000
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition - LEAP (Massachusetts)
 
$40,000
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) 
 
$30,000 
Los Angeles Overdose Prevention Task Force 
 
$15,000 
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (New York)
 
$50,000 
New England Policy Advocates

$20,000

 

New Mexico Women's Justice Project, Inc. 
 
$15,000 
North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) 
 
$50,000 
New York Academy of Medicine
 
$40,000
NYC AIDS Housing Network (VOCAL)
 
$35,000
Partnership for Safety and Justice
 
$15,000
Progressive Maryland Education Fund
 
$15,000 
Project Lazarus
 
$20,000 
Protestants for the Common Good
 
$15,000
Safe Streets / Strong Communities
 
$20,000
Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc.
 
$15,000
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation (Washington, DC)

$50,000

 

The Ordinary People's Society (TOPS)
 
$40,000
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc. (Washington)
 
$25,000
Total Funded in 2008:     $1,180,000

2007 Awards Granted: Promoting Policy Change

A Better Way Foundation
 
$50,000
A New Path 
 
$25,000 
Alabamians for Compassionate Care / Alabama Court Watch 
 
$25,000 
American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi 
 
$18,000 
Benedict Center 
 
$20,000 
Borderwalk Productions 
 
$10,000 
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition 
 
$30,000 
Council for Court Excellence 
 
$20,000 
Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) 
 
$15,000 
DRCNet Foundation, Inc. 
 
$15,000 
Drug Policy Education Group, Inc. 
 
$15,000 
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Inc. 
 
$20,000 
Drug Policy Forum of Kansas, Inc. 
 
$10,000 
DrugSense 
 
$50,000 
Flex Your Rights Foundation 
 
$10,000 
Harm Reduction Coalition 
 
$150,000 
Harm Reduction Coalition - New Jersey 
 
$7,000 
Harm Reduction Project 
 
$50,000 
In Arms Reach, Inc 
 
$15,000 
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs, Roosevelt University 
 
$25,000 
Institute for Policy Studies, Drug Policy Project 
 
$15,000 
Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative 
 
$40,000 
Justice Policy Institute 
 
$15,000 
Justice Strategies 
 
$30,000 
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) 
 
$45,000 
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) 
 
$40,000 
Los Angeles Overdose Prevention Task Force 
 
$15,000 
Mothers of the New York Disappeared Project 
 
$10,000 
National Advocates for Pregnant Women 
 
$50,000 
New Mexico Women's Justice Project, Inc. 
 
$15,000 
North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) 
 
$50,000 
NYC AIDS Housing Network 
 
$15,000 
Prison Families Community Forum (PFCF) 
 
$20,000 
Prison Moratorium Project 
 
$20,000 
Public Policy and Education Fund 
 
$15,000 
Rhode Island Family Life Center 
 
$20,000 
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation 
 
$50,000 
The Defender Association 
 
$30,000 
The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) 
 
$40,000
UpFront 
 
$35,000
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc. 
 
$30,000 
Total Funded in 2007:     $1,200,000

2006 Awards Granted: Promoting Policy Change

 

A Better Way Foundation
 
$50,000
A New Path
 
$20,000
Alabamians for Compassionate Care
 
$20,000
Benedict Center, Inc.
 
$20,000
California Society of Addiction Medicine
 
$30,000
Clean Needles Now
 
$20,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
 
$25,000
Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)
 
$15,000
DRCNet Foundation, Inc
 
$15,000
Drug Policy Education Group, Inc.
 
$15,000
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Inc.
 
$17,500
Drug Policy Forum of Kansas, Inc.
 
$10,000
DrugSense
 
$50,000
Flex Your Rights Foundation
 
$10,000
Harm Reduction Coalition
 
$150,000
Harm Reduction Project
 
$50,000
Institute For Metropolitan Affairs
 
$21,500
Institute For Policy Studies
 
$10,000
Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative
 
$40,000
Johnson Institute
 
$20,000
Justice Policy Institute
 
$10,000
Justice Strategies
 
$30,000
Justice Works Community
 
$35,000
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
 
$40,000
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
 
$36,000
Liberty Coalition
 
$20,000
National Advocates for Pregnant Women
 
$50,000
New England Policy Advocates Foundation
 
$40,000
New Mexico Women's Justice Project, Inc.
 
$15,000
North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)
 
$50,000
Raksha, Inc.
 
$10,000
San Francisco Medical Society Community Service Foundation
 
$30,000
San Juan County Partnership
 
$5,000
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation
 
$50,000
The Defender Association
 
$30,000
The Ordinary People Society
 
$40,000
UpFront Programs / Harm Reduction Therapy Center
 
$30,000
Voices of Community Advocates and Leaders, Inc. (VOCAL)
 
$15,000
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc.
 
$25,000
William C. Velasquez Institute
 
$20,000
William Moses Kunstler Fund
 
$10,000
Total Awarded in 2006    $1,200,000

 

2005 Awards Granted: Promoting Policy Change

 

 

A Better Way $50,000
 
A New Path $30,000
 
Alabamians for Caring Use  $15,000
 
California Society of Addition Medicine (CSAM)  $40,000
 
Clean Needles Now  $10,000
 
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition  $25,000
 
DRCNet Foundation Inc.  $25,000
 
Drug Policy Coalition of Massachusetts Inc.  $25,000
 
Drug Policy Forum of Oklahoma  $10,000
 
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii  $17,500
 
Drug Policy Reform Group of Minnesota  $20,000
 
DrugSense  $50,000
 
Flex Your Rights Foundation  $7,500
 
Harm Reduction Coalition  $150,000
 
Harm Reduction Project  $50,000
 
Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY)  $10,000
 
Healthcare for Homeless (Maryland Justice Coalition)  $20,000
 
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs  $15,000
 
Institute for Policy Studies  $15,000
 
Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative  $40,000
 
Justice Policy Institute  $10,000
 
Justice Strategies  $30,000
 
Justice Works Community  $25,000
 
King County Bar Institute  $27,500
 
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)  $40,000
 
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)  $30,000
 
LifeGuard  $5,000
 
National Advocates for Pregnant Women  $50,000
 
New Mexico Women's Justice Project, Inc.  $10,000
 
North American Syringe Exchange Network  $50,000
 
Positive Health Project  $15,000
 
School Health USA / U.C. Regents  $20,000
 
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation  $50,000
 
Texas Justice Network  $25,000
 
The Effort, Inc  $10,000
 
The Ordinary People Society (TOPS)  $40,000
 
United Connecticut Action for Neighborhoods, Inc (UCAN)  $25,000
 
UpFront  $40,000
 
Vermont Bar Association Drug Policy Project  $7,500
 
Vermont Harm Reduction Coalition  $10,000
 
Voice of the Ex-Offender (V.O.T.E)  $25,000
 
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers  $25,000
 

Women's Organization for National Prohibition (W.O.N.P.R) 

 

$5,000
TOTAL   $1,200,000
 

Awards Granted: Rapid Response

ACLU Foundation of Delaware

 

$9,500

ACLU of Mississippi

 

$12,000

Addictive Behaviors Research Center

 

$2,500

Alianza

 

$12,000

American Friends Services Committee 

 

$10,000
Beacon House
 
$17,000

California NORML

 

$12,000

California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)

 

$15,000

Center for Working Families

 

$25,000

Clean Needles Now 

 

$15,000

Concerned Citizens for Appropriate Justice  (Fiscal Sponsor Drug Policy Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc)

 

$7,500

Critical Resistance

 

$20,000

DRCNet Foundation 

 

$25,000

Drug Policy Education Group of Arkansas 

 

$15,000

Drug Policy Forum of Kansas 

 

$5,500

Fund for Public Health in New York

 

$1,000

Harm Reduction Coalition in 12/07

 

$8,000

Harm Reduction Coalition in 8/05

 

$9,000

Insite

 

$10,000
Institute for Metropolitan Affairs
 
$15,438

Justice Maryland (Fiscal Sponsor Fusion Partnership, Inc.) 

 

$10,000

King County Bar Association 

 

$10,000

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

 

$12,500

National Advocates for Pregnant Women

 

$10,000

NYS Defenders Association 

 

$12,000

The Ordinary People Society 

 

$10,000

Prevention Point Philadelphia 

 

$10,000

Raksha, Inc. 

 

$10,000

Temple University

 

$19,480

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

 

$10,000

Dr. Bruce Trigg

 

$12,000

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS)

 

$6,500
William C. Velasquez

$2,500

 

William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice 

 

$12,000

WISDOM, Inc. 

 

$25,000

Total Funded to Date:   

$371,418

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