Access to Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution


The AAA-ICDR Foundation is now accepting Initial Descriptions of Grant Requests for its 2020 cycle.  In its review, the Foundation’s primary focus will be on innovative and replicable proposals that specifically focus on one or more of the following areas, priority will be given to grants that focus on restorative justice and access to justice in arbitration:

  • Restorative justice
  • Access to justice in arbitration
  • ADR for vulnerable and underserved populations
  • ADR for community focused dispute resolution
  • Providing opportunities for dialogue in situations involving racial, ethnic and religious conflict

Beyond these specific focus areas, the Foundation remains committed to funding high-quality, innovative programs dedicated to mediation/other non-binding ADR processes and arbitration/other binding ADR processes.  All proposals accepted must further the Foundation’s broader mission.

Interested organizations or individuals should submit a one-to-two-page Initial Description of Grant Request no later than October 11, 2019. See below for process and forms.

The Foundation will be hosting a brief Q&A call in September regarding the initial description process to answer any questions from potential grantees. Call-in details will be posted here in early September.

Click here to view PDF of Initial Description of Grant Request. All interested organizations must submit the Initial Description of Grant Request online by visiting the Foundation’s online grant management site.


Eligibility Criteria
  • International/Country;
  • United States/State;
  • Rural;
  • Urban;
  • If applicants work in multiple countries, please separate countries by semi-colon;
  • If applicants select United States/States for Geographic Area, please designate states.


How to Apply

For more information and online applications, please visit the following link:

Online Application


Source: The AAA-ICDR Foundation

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