Rapid Response Grant Pages

Rapid Response Grants Awarded

Rapid Response Grants Awarded

Overview

Responding to critical current issues

The AAA-ICDR Foundation established the Rapid Response Fund to support critical programs outside of its regular grant cycle. The Rapid Response Fund enables the Foundation to quickly award grants to not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose work fits the Foundation’s mission and addresses urgent current events. Grants awarded through the Rapid Response Fund are generally $25,000 each. Potential grantees are identified by the Foundation and invited to apply.
$650K IN GRANTS FUNDED Since inception in 2021 the Foundation has funded $650,000 in Rapid Response grants.
$50K AVERAGE GRANT 2024 The average Rapid Response grant amount in 2024.
17 GRANTS FUNDED Since inception in 2021 the Foundation has awarded 17 organizations in support of urgent issues.

Combatting Rising Antisemitism and Islamophobia on US College Campuses

Organization

Divided Community Project at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Columbus, OH

Grant Purpose

To launch a new initiative focused on serving campus communities nationwide by developing guides and teaching materials for university and college leaders that offer promising ideas, informed by dispute resolution theory and practice, to support students in dealing with their feelings of pain, isolation, anger, and fear and for promoting productive and compassionate dialogue on their campuses.

Grant Amount

$70,000

Mission

The Divided Community Project (DCP) provides dispute resolution and systems-design expertise to help local community and university leaders enhance community resiliency and prepare for and respond to events that polarize their communities.

Organization

BridgeUSA

San Francisco, CA

Grant Purpose

To equip existing chapters with capacity and resources to host more facilitated discussions on their campuses in the Spring 2024 semester focused on antisemitism and islamophobia on campus as well as scale its college chapter networks to reach new campuses and increase communications.

Grant Amount

$40,000

Mission

BridgeUSA is a student-led organization whose purpose is to build a Bridge community -- one in which students from across the ideological spectrum can engage as a group working together to understand--to bridge--the various perspectives behind the important political and social issues of our time.

Organization

Sustained Dialogue Institute

Washington DC

Grant Purpose

This grant seeks to increase campus readiness to support facilitated conversation on college campus’ in response to the effect of violence in the Middle East as well as to building new infrastructure and capacity to support program growth.

Grant Amount

$40,000

Mission

Sustained Dialogue Institute develops leaders able to transform differences into the strong relationships essential to effective decision-making, democratic governance, and peace.

Utilizing Conflict Resolution Approaches to Address Homelessness and Housing Insecurity

Organization

All Home

San Francisco, CA

Grant Purpose

To convene key stakeholders in the Bay Area, utilizing facilitated dialogue and consensus building in support of All Home’s Black Prosperity Initiative to redress the racial disparities in their region including housing disparities and economic security.

Grant Amount

$50,000

Mission

All Home advances regional solutions that disrupt the cycles of poverty and homelessness, redress racial disparities, and create more economic mobility opportunities for people with extremely low incomes.

Organization

Cleveland Mediation Center - A Program of FrontLine Service

Cleveland, OH

Grant Purpose

To support their shelter diversion program to help individuals and families seeking shelter find safe, appropriate alternatives so they can avoid becoming homeless. This includes mediating with friends and family to identify places they can stay and offering financial assistance as needed. CMC has trained communities across the country in this model and started a new LGBTQI+ Shelter diversion program in 2022 using conflict resolution and mediation with individuals in the LGBTQI+ community to prevent homelessness.

Grant Amount

$50,000

Mission

Cleveland Mediation Center promotes just and peaceful community in Northeast Ohio by honoring all people, building their capacity to act, and facilitating opportunities for them to engage in conflict constructively.

Testimonials Case Studies

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“The grant from AAA-ICDR will be instrumental is 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."
Shanduke McPhatter CEO/Founder, G-MACC
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“The NAPABA Law Foundation (NLF) has, for nearly three decades, supported Asian Pacific Americans pursuing legal studies and public interest work in their own communities, as well as broader community partnerships.”
Priya Purandare, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)