About the JAMS Foundation

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About the Foundation

The Mission of the JAMS Foundation

JAMS, the nation’s premier provider of private dispute resolution services, established the non-profit JAMS Foundation to offer financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national or international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest. Funded entirely by contributions from JAMS, JAMS neutrals, and employee associates, the Foundation’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), support education at all levels about collaborative processes for resolving differences, promote innovation in conflict resolution, and advance the settlement of conflict worldwide.

Please note that beginning January 1, 2014, the JAMS Foundation will no longer be accepting unsolicited grant proposals.

During the next several months, the Foundation will be continuing an assessment of its efforts to date and a refinement of its funding goals going forward.

The Foundation is in the process of developing new partnerships with non-profit organizations in select subject areas to identify projects addressing areas of greatest need and those most likely to create sustainable impact.

In collaboration with these partners, the Foundation will be establishing new guidelines for grant funding and developing Requests for Proposals in priority subject areas.

The JAMS Foundation remains committed to supporting the dispute resolution field and to providing resources and expertise to help our communities address and resolve conflict.

Additional information regarding current areas of interest and funding opportunities will be posted on the JAMS Foundation website once confirmed and approved by the Foundation Board.

Inquiries in the meantime should be address to the Foundation’s Managing Director as indicated below.


David Brandon, Managing Director
Telephone: 415-774-2648

Ellen Bass, Director, Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program
Telephone: 415-774-2660

Mailing Address:

JAMS Foundation
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111