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As the philanthropic arm of CoreCivic, the mission of the CoreCivic Foundation is to support former offenders, victims of crime and abuse, and underserved youth. We accomplish this by providing time, resources, and service to nonprofit organizations working with these groups.

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Grant Process


COVID-19
 has affected our nation in unprecedented ways. For this reason, we are uncertain how the pandemic may affect the CoreCivic Foundation's fundraising efforts, and whether funding levels could subsequently be affected. We encourage nonprofit organizations to proceed with submitting their grant applications in July 2020. We will communicate the status of applications as the year progresses and we learn more about the feasibility of our primary fundraising event. Thank you for the important work you are doing in our communities at this historic time.

Nonprofit organizations that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources and a history of delivering quality services are encouraged to apply for a grant through the CoreCivic Foundation. Organizations must meet the eligibility requirements and utilize the funds as outlined in the proposal/application. 

The grant application can be downloaded below and should be submitted along with proposal and/or supporting materials, including your most recent Annual Report (hard copy or link) to Giving@CoreCivic.com, or mail to:

CoreCivic Foundation
5501 Virginia Way Suite 110
Brentwood, TN 37027

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Grant Eligibility

Grantees can be deemed eligible to receive funding through the CoreCivic Foundation by meeting the following crieteria:

  • Organization is a 501(c)(3)
  • Aligns with CoreCivic's Mission
  • Supports offenders/former offenders, victims of crime and/or underserved youth. 
  • Must be willing and able to present measurable outcomes upon request.
  • Requested funds must be utilized as outlined in grant application/proposal and lawfully assist in carrying out the nonprofit's mission. 
  • Knowledge of CoreCivic's mission and/or history of relationship through board service, volunteerism, etc. is preferred.

Grant Timeline

Grant applications and supporting documentation should be submitted no later than July 31. 

Applications will be reviewed with award announcements made no later than September 30. 

Distributions will be made prior to December 31. 

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