Anti-Racism 2020 RFP

Innovations in Anti-Racism to Address the Overdose Crisis 

The RIZE Massachusetts Foundation (RIZE) seeks to fund and evaluate innovative treatment programs and care models or rigorously designed research that test the impacts of programmatic or policy interventions on racism and the overdose epidemic.

RIZE’s vision is that this program will have meaningful and positive results in reducing racism and improving access to evidence-based addiction treatment by reducing the stigma and structural barriers faced by Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people.

We are interested in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Programs for populations impacted by the criminal legal system
  • Harm reduction service program innovation
  • Equitable access to treatment
  • Diversification of clinical and peer workforce
  • Community-led and community-based treatment, harm reduction, and recovery initiatives

Grants may be up to $25,000 per award for the six-month Design Phase. Grantees from the Design Phase cohort that demonstrate the greatest potential in fulfilling the goals of the program will be invited to submit implementation proposals. Awarding of these grants is contingent upon the efficacy, impact, and sustainability of the design models.


Application Forms

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Application Submission Dates and Instructions

  • Proposals are due no later than noon on Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Applications should be submitted by email to
  • Funding decisions are expected to be announced in early October
  • Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Anne Marie Boursiquot King: