Funder: Mary Kay Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program; Funding Focus: Women, children, crime, domestic violence, housing; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Domestic violence shelters with 501(c)(3) status offering emergency shelter; Funding: Approximately $3 million for 150 awards up to $20,000 each (at least one domestic violence shelter in every state usually receives an award; the remainder usually is distributed via formula based on state population); Deadline: Applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 to April 30.
Summary: Each year, the Mary Kay Foundation observes Nat’l Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters in the United States. Children’s, family and faith-based agencies normally are among the recipients.
Last year’s winners included: the Tucson Centers for Women& Children dba Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, Tucson, AZ, Connections for Abused Women and their Children, Chicago, and the Marie Detty Youth and Family Services Center, Lawton, OK. The funds may be used for operating budgets, with the exception of staff travel.