As part of its 2020 Call for Proposals on the Future of Higher Learning in Prison, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites proposals from organizations and programs in the United States and its territories that focus on the future of higher learning for incarcerated students.
These grants will provide support to prison education providers and to organizations that analyze and support that work who seek to expand or stretch in this moment of pandemic-generated crisis and national reckoning on questions of race and justice—and beyond. We seek proposals from organizations who are imagining and implementing visionary educational practices; who are interrogating the linkages between education and liberation; and who place the humanities at the center of their work. We seek applications that put bold ideas into practice in order to further the Foundation’s commitment to the dignity and humanity of every incarcerated individual.
This funding opportunity is overseen by the Foundation’s Higher Learning program in collaboration with the Office of the President.