Grants For Domestic Violence Prevention and Support
Grants for women's shelters, domestic violence prevention and supportive services.
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Major League Baseball
NOTE: U.S.-based nonprofit and global non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can apply for localized support throughout the year, with proposals reviewed on a quarterly grant cycle.
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are launching the Healthy Relationships Community Grants initiative to address positive relationship health, with self and others. The initiative will focus on three distinct areas: supporting programs that build and improve mental health resiliency among vulnerable populations, improving relationship skills of the next generation, as well as programs designed to strengthen and provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence today.
MLB and MLBPA will jointly award $3 million in funding over 2020 and 2021.
Healthy Relationships Community Grants - Key Areas
Funds may be used to support general operating or programmatic expenses, that aim to:
- Build and improve relationship skills of the next generation as a prevention strategy. Organizational efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Educate the public (with a preference for youth populations) on the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships as it relates to inter-personal violence (e.g., intimate partner, family, or teen dating violence) as part of prevention and awareness efforts (e.g., Create, produce and distribute PSAs with relevant content and call to action, Conference/events with a focus on education)
- Support existing or introduce new programming on how to break the cycle of violence
- Build and improve mental health resiliency for vulnerable populations. Organizational efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide greater access to quality mental health services and wellness programs
- Preventative programs designed to reduce suicide, suicidal ideations and self-harm
- Training programs for mental health professionals working with vulnerable populations
- School or community-based interventions for vulnerable populations
- Strengthen and provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence. Organizational efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Capacity building to support organizational mission
- Mental health services for survivors of domestic violence
- Assist survivors in rebuilding their lives (e.g., professional skills and life skills workshops, Additional education and support materials to improve employee readiness/workplace development skills)
- Advocacy efforts to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
Nonprofits and NGOs may apply for up to $50,000 in funding. MLB Club charities and Major League players are also encouraged to apply for up to $25,000, as part of a matching gifts program, whereas MLB Clubs and players must provide documentation of direct funding and commitment to the issue.
Criteria and Requirements
Organizations may apply for funding in one or more of the following categories - Mental Health Resiliency, Relationship Skills, Survivors of Domestic Violence. Grant applications will be evaluated based on assessment of the following criteria.
- Population Served
- Organizational/Program Alignment to Key Grantmaking Areas
- Organizational Strength
Note: Check that your organization is located within 15 miles of a TJX store, distribution center or office to be eligible.
For more than four decades, delivering great value to our customers has been at the core of our business. In fact, providing value and caring for others have helped define our culture over the years and these principles extend beyond the walls of our stores and into our local communities around the world. As we considered where our community initiatives could have the most impact, it was important to us to focus on the intersection of these principles and areas of need for vulnerable families. Our global community mission is simple:
Deliver great value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
Our U.S. Foundation
Our Global Community Mission is to provide value to our communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
In addition to our support for current national and local non-profit partners, we are accepting letters of inquiry from non-profits seeking grant support in the following areas only:
- Basic needs for those in need (food, clothing, and shelter)
- Access to opportunities outside of school that enable school success for at-risk youth (pre-kindergarten to grade 12)
- Workforce readiness training for at-risk youth (ages 16-24)
- Safety from domestic violence (shelter, prevention, and services)
Note: Grant applications are by invitation only. You can contact your local community relations manager (search managers here) to see whether you are eligible to apply or learn other ways to get involved in your community.
Giving and Grants
Our funding priorities are aligned around Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity. New applications are by invitation only.
The Verizon Foundation is all inclusive.
As a matter of policy, the Verizon Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. As a company with a highly diverse workforce serving an equally diverse set of customers, Verizon through its Foundation, supports a wide range of programs through direct and matching grants that benefit diverse communities, including minorities, veterans, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender and others. The Verizon Foundation expects all of its grant recipients to comply with all applicable laws, including those governing tax-exempt status and non-discrimination laws.
When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation
About When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation
We support organizations and programs that build awareness, offer solutions and address the needs of children and families to live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives free of domestic violence and sexual assault.
What We Fund
The following areas are eligible for grant consideration from the foundation:
Emphasis is given to programs that help domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual traffic victims live healthy, safe and joy-filled lives by providing shelter, support, education, counseling and healing. Preference is given to prevention of domestic violence, the expansion of services and improvements to infrastructure or buildings that positively impact survivors.
Children and Foster Care
Emphasis is given to organizations that seek to provide a strong foundation for the social, emotional, educational and spiritual well-being of children, providing them with access to critically needed services, including safe and loving homes, hunger relief, medical and mental health services, education and job training. Additionally, we support the importance of family reunification and adoption. Priority is given to organizations affecting change in the foster care system to improve outcomes and create positive experiences for children
American Kennel Club Humane Fund
AKC Humane Fund: Uniting animal lovers
Pets touch our lives in so many ways. That's why the AKC Humane Fund's mission is to support various pet related causes across the nation. The AKC Humane Fund unites all animal lovers by promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Every day, we work hard to give back to dogs on a broad and sustainable scale but nobody can do it alone. It takes a community of dog lovers working together to make a difference.
Women’s Shelters Grant
The AKC Humane Fund is proud to be the leading organization that provides financial assistance to domestic abuse shelters that accept pets. Our grants make it easier for women’s shelters to welcome pets and help break the cycle of domestic abuse. Apply for a grant and tell us how you are helping pet owners at your facility.
Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
The goal of the Children's Initiative is to support direct service programs that promote resilience, stability, and pyscho-social health for youth ages 14-21 who have been traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
In order to be considered, programs must meet all of the following requirements. Programs that do not meet requirements will not be considered for a grant.
- Directly serve youth who have been significantly traumatized by Adverse Childhood Experiences. At this time, the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation limits the definition of ACEs to the following:
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
- Emotional or physical neglect
- Mother treated violently
- Substance abuse in the household
- Mental illness in the household
- Separation or divorce
- Incarceration of a household member
- Be a new program for the organization, or a new therapeutic component to an existing program, currently in development or within its first year (from the date of application submission) of implementation.
- Offer age-appropriate therapeutic interventions, activities, or services that promote resilience, stability, and psycho-social health in traumatized youth.
- Provide services that go beyond crisis intervention and the establishment of initial safety. Short-term shelter-based or crisis-oriented programs will not be funded.
- Include a plan for evaluating program effectiveness, with metrics that demonstrate the impact of the program in helping participating youth and at least one significant adult, such as a parent, primary caregiver or other adult with whom the youth has a meaningful and ideally long-term relationship.
- Enhance the relationship between the youth and at least one significant adult, such as a parent, primary caregiver or other adult with whom the youth has a meaningful and ideally long-term relationship.
- Use trauma informed practices and policies, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing trauma training for involved staff.
The Foundation intends to support new programs for up to three years. While the Foundation will not commit funds for the second or third year without an annual review, it is the Foundation's intent to continue funding successful programs. Because programs will not be funded for more than three years, you are encouraged to plan for the long-term sustainability of the program.
Organizations requesting second- or third-year funding for programs approved the previous year must continue to submit an abbreviated Stage 1 Application by March 1. Organizations seeking second- or third-year funding and have submitted a Stage 1 Application, will automatically be requested to submit a Stage 2 Application. Organizations seeking third-year funding must also have submitted a grant report for the first year of funding by the required due date stated in the Grant Agreement to be considered for funding.