CTPF Launches Participatory Grantmaking Committee

The Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) is launching a new participatory grantmaking process.  The Fund, which started in 2017, is transitioning its grantmaking model to center the leadership of individuals who have been most impacted by policing and criminalization.  A new grantmaking committee, selected by current CTPF grantee partners, will be reviewing applications submitted through its fall request for proposals released on October 5, 2021. CTPF staff along with partners at the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective will be facilitating the grantmaking process in 2022.

“I believe we can transform policing by centering the lived experiences of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled, Transgender and Queer communities in every decision making.I hope to contribute by sharing my insights, listening to and validating each other’s lived experiences.” – Topher González Ávila

“We as citizens and taxpayers have a right and duty to change the current manner of Policing in our Community. This is a Police system that we must change from the top to the bottom….This change begins with educating the Community and empowering them. That includes Educational Programs that do not involve a School to Prison Pipeline and having Community Services respond to the Mental Health crisis. We must bring our fathers and mothers back to the community and provide jobs and housing. My plans include training our youth to be Stewards of their Community.  I will also contribute and assist in setting up a committee to hold Gun Manufacturers liable for the proliferation of Guns in our Community.” — Anita Wills

“I believe we can transform policing by sharing our stories of struggle and pain, giving our opinions through experience on what should take place and I hope to contribute change through my life lessons and feed off the sufferings that I have personally experienced.” — Robyn Hasan 

“I believe that we can transform policing by bringing in community and those who are most impacted by the system to the table.” — Theresa Godfrey

CTPF Now Accepting Proposals 

CTPF is now accepting proposals from Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Friday November 19, 2021.  All applicants must log-in to the online grants portal to complete an eligibility quiz and application.  Click here to learn more about how to apply. All grant proposals will be reviewed through CTPF’s new participatory grantmaking committee.  Applicants will be updated on the status of their proposal by early February 2022. 

To learn more about the proposal process please register for our informational webinar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Click here to register today.