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Our Mission

To support the prevention and resolution of conflicts by expanding access to alternative dispute resolution.

Foundation Grant Recipient: Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center | Restorative Justice Peer Mediation Initiative
Our Mission

To support the prevention and resolution of conflicts by expanding access to alternative dispute resolution.

Foundation Grant Recipient: Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center | Restorative Justice Peer Mediation Initiative

As our world grows more interconnected and complex, the potential for conflict will only increase, along with the need for creative responses that incorporate diverse viewpoints.

In 2015, the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation® (AAA-ICDR Foundation®) was established by the American Arbitration Association® to fund projects that promote conflict resolution and prevention in communities across the country and around the world. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with primary funding from the AAA® and its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Its mission aligns with the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (AAA-ICDR®) which, for nearly a century, has dedicated itself to promoting and improving approaches to alternative dispute resolution.

The AAA-ICDR Foundation would not exist without the generous support of the American Arbitration Association and members of its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, which together have provided over $11 million in monetary and in-kind contributions.

In 2015, the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation® (AAA-ICDR Foundation®) was established by the American Arbitration Association® to fund projects that promote conflict resolution and prevention in communities across the country and around the world. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with primary funding from the AAA® and its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Its mission aligns with the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (AAA-ICDR®) which, for nearly a century, has dedicated itself to promoting and improving approaches to alternative dispute resolution.

The AAA-ICDR Foundation would not exist without the generous support of the American Arbitration Association and members of its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, which together have provided over $11 million in monetary and in-kind contributions.

Programs

ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE
ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE
ANNUAL GRANT CYCLE

Our annual Request for Proposals is an open call for organizations to apply for grants that align with the Foundation’s mission and priorities.

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Supports diverse law students and professionals with up to $2,000 of financial assistance towards ADR programs and establishes scholarships for dispute resolution at two HBCU law schools - Howard and North Carolina Central University.

RAPID RESPONSE GRANT
RAPID RESPONSE GRANT
RAPID RESPONSE GRANT

Supports critical programs outside of the Annual Grant Cycle through grants to not-for-profit organizations whose work fits the Foundation’s mission and addresses current issues.

Special Initiatives Grants
SPECIAL INITIATIVES GRANTS
SPECIAL INITIATIVES GRANTS

Support organizations that align with the Foundation’s mission and special initiatives goals outside of the Annual Grant Cycle.

Testimonial
Testimonial
“The grant from AAA-ICDR Foundation will be instrumental in supplementing funding to support public safety measures and will aid in decreasing gun violence city-wide as that is at the forefront of the work G-MACC Inc. does. Furthermore, the grant will support services that help to mediate conflicts in an effort to see a decline in gun-related incidents this year."
John Doe
Shanduke McPhatter CEO/Founder, G-MACC
Testimonial
Testimonial
"The Academy Initiative served as a catalyst for developing a roadmap for our community. it provided a set of resources and a set of processes that you can implement in your own setting and try to make sense of in your own community. Providing that kind of framework is very helpful for any city, and it was for our city in particular."
Local pastor, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Divided Community Project: Academy Initiative
Testimonial
Testimonial
“I finished all the free trainings and they were life-changing. I love the take-­away tools so that I reference each skill I learned in the webinars.”
Program Participant The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative
IMPACT
$5.8M +
IN GRANTS FUNDED
Since inception in 2015 the Foundation has funded $5,830,965 in grants.
$105K +
AVERAGE GRANT 2022
The average grant amount during the 2022 Annual Grant Cycle is $105,714.
136
PROJECTS FUNDED
Since inception in 2015 the Foundation has funded 136 organizations or projects advancing dispute resolution.
Your online gift will support the growth of opportunities within dispute resolution and projects that advance diversity, equity and inclusion, access, and prevent violence.
Your online gift will support the growth of opportunities within dispute resolution and projects that advance diversity, equity and inclusion, access, and prevent violence.

"The simple truth is that conflicts and disputes are limiting prosperity and progress everywhere—from homes and schools to neighborhoods to entire countries. We can work on prosperity and progress simply through better and earlier conflict resolution. Peace and prosperity work together."

India Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution
India Johnson,
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution
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NEWS

Portrait of William K. Slate
Latest News
AAA® Donates $100,000 to AAA-ICDR Foundation® in Memory of Former President, William K. Slate

William K. Slate served as AAA President and Chief Executive officer from 1996-2011 and passed away on June 10, 2022

Two men speaking one is wearing a Cure Violence shirt
Press Release
AAA-ICDR Foundation® Supports Domestic—and Global—Initiatives for Resolving Conflict and Strengthening DE&I

$1.1M+ in Grants Focused on Bridging Community Conflict, $100K in Rapid Response Grants for Ukraine and Two Diversity ADR Scholarships at HBCUs.

AAA-ICDR Foundation® Issues 2021 Annual Report Cover Image
Annual Report
AAA-ICDR Foundation® Issues 2021 Annual Report

Report highlights key aspects of granting and fundraising in 2021.

Learn more about the grant application process.