Death Penalty Mobilization Fund

Death Penalty Mobilization Fund State Strategies

The application period for the 2014 DPMF State Strategies funding cycle is now open.

General Information:

The Death Penalty Mobilization Fund (DPMF) is a collaborative of Tides Foundation and The Advocacy Fund that supports strategic collaborations of local, regional or national nonprofits [501(c)(3)’s and 501(c)(4)’s] working to abolish the death penalty at the state and/or federal levels.

Background Information: 

DPMF was initiated in 2000 by a Tides donor and is sustained through the support of individual and institutional partners.  To date, the DPMF has awarded over $6 million in grants.

State Strategies Grants:

The upcoming State Strategies segment of the DPMF, in coordination with Funders for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP), will provide grants to state-based activist organizations working on death penalty abolition or reform efforts in the US.  Grants can be used for organizational and/or staff capacity, campaign development or implementation, public education, and direct and grassroots lobbying.  Priority will be given to states where a grant will make a significant contribution towards securing a concrete victory or strategic outcome.   

State Strategies 2014 Cycle:

With the changing landscape in the field and the evolution of the Death Penalty Abolition Campaign, funders of the Death Penalty Mobilization Fund will focus their resources on strategic pieces of work that have been identified as priority areas. As a result, we have streamlined the RFP process this year, eliminating the step of the LOI and inviting only those organizations who fit the strategic priorities to apply. Organizations that have been selected to submit a proposal will be notified in early July 2014.


    P.O. Box 29903
    San Francisco, CA 94129-0903
    Tel: 415.561.6400 
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