CANARY IMPACT FUND
The Canary Impact Fund (CIF) is dedicated to funding decarceration organizations & initiatives that are led and/or meaningfully informed by leaders who are directly impacted. Our purpose is to inspire other philanthropists to do the same.
Why We Exist.
Philanthropic foundations often award grants to organizations/initiatives with a significant amount of distance between them and the cause(s) that they support. The CIF, as a body of people directly impacted by the judicial system, sees the shortcomings in the current funding practices most regularly applied serving as the primary resource vehicle for the field. Using our unique perspectives, we aim to improve the connection between philanthropy and the communities it serves, while empowering organizations that exemplify integrity and accountability in their efforts to collaborate (or work) with people directly and indirectly impacted by the causes they support.
CANARY IMPACT PRIZE
The 2023 Canary Impact Prize has officially closed.
The Prize aims to:
- Invest in formerly incarcerated leaders and visionaries closest to the issues, namely those that are driving creative, innovative, and systemic approaches to advance social justice
- Cultivate a collaborative community of formerly incarcerated social justice entrepreneurs to promote the development and potential reach of solutions that address complex and interrelated issues
- Leverage the innovation of formerly incarcerated leaders to plant the seeds of social justice solutions that have the greatest potential for decarceration and re-enfranchisement.
What To Expect:
The 10 for 10 Prize will identify, support, and advance breakthrough ideas and innovations that address complex systemic issues focused on ending mass incarceration in the United States.
Awardees will receive:
a $10,000 prize
year-long access to additional supports
a cohort experience
The Prize is designed to promote community, build capacity, and provide support to formerly incarcerated leaders focused on achieving transformative impact through the launch of systemic solutions.
For questions about the Canary Impact Prize - Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."