Mission/Giving Statement: The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Promoting Policy Change; Rapid Response/Special Opportunities
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Promoting Policy Change: Seeks to broaden support for drug policy reform and funds strategic and innovative approaches to increase such support. This program targets organizations working to advance drug policy reform at the local, state, and national levels through advocacy, grassroots organizing and education.
Rapid Response/Special Opportunities: Provides funds in strategically timed, project specific grants to organizations whose projects aim to achieve maximum impact in a short time. This program supports drug policy reform efforts that seek to influence local, state/and or national legislation.
Types of Funding/Funding Restrictions: The Drug Policy Alliance Advocacy Grants Program does not support traditional abstinence-only treatment programs. Additional funding restrictions available online.
Application Instructions: Applications available online. See specific RFP for application instructions.