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Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation: Reintegration/Reentry Request for Proposals

Deadline: August 15, 2019

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation will support projects that will make a substantial difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women after they have completed their sentences. The Foundation is targeting hands-on projects that experiment with new approaches to improving the success of these men and women. Proposed projects might take place in jail/prison, after incarceration, or both. The Foundation also wishes to support research that examines the efficacy of current practices. Some projects would be expected to have an immediate impact, while others might have a future impact by advancing knowledge or engaging in advocacy that challenges unfair or ineffective laws or practices. Some projects might address a broad, integrated cluster of challenges, while others might address a targeted objective including, but not limited to, jobs, education, mental health, transportation, or the unique needs of women (ex-)prisoners.

Amount: Single or multi-year grants that range from $10,000-$200,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. One-third of the Foundation’s annual grants are distributed for projects/programs located in Waco, Texas. An additional one-third of annual grant monies are discretionarily distributed throughout the United States as desired. The remaining one-third of funds are designated to the University of Texas at Austin Rapoport Scholars Program, the Jerusalem Foundation, and the Jewish Federation of North America. Note: The latest 990 reports that the total annual giving for 2017 was $2,502,185.

Note: Giving history shows a strong preference to Texas.

Link: https://www.rapoportfdn.org/whatwefund

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