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The Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative at Bread & Roses Community Fund awards grants ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 to grassroots groups that are building a base for taking collective action against injustices within the criminal legal system. Groups applying to the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative must have a long-term vision for change and use community organizing strategies to promote justice.

Groups funded through the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative address issues that include, but are not limited to: police brutality, racially biased sentencing policies, growth of the for-profit prison industry, mass incarceration, criminalization of youth, and the death penalty.

In 2021, the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative supported a wide range of organizations. Check out the list of last year’s grantees and review the characteristics of a Bread & Roses grantee on our website to see if your organization is right for the Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 1, 2021. To be considered for funding, proposals must be complete and submitted on time. Eligible organizations will be invited for an interview with the grantmaking committee in March 2022 and grants will be announced in April 2022.

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