Private Funder: Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation; Opportunity: Children’s Initiative Grants; Funding Focus: Children, public safety and domestic violence; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple $25,000 awards (the foundation made about $800,000 in grants last year); Deadline: April 1 (letter of inquiry).
Summary: Funds support programs that aim to create and promote stability and resiliency for children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Projects must: prevent future abuse and breaking the cycle of violence; assist children in coping with the physical, emotional, and mental trauma of abuse; provide treatment and services beyond initial intervention; and target children of middle school age and younger.
Past winners include, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc, child and parent domestic violence project, $25,000; Austin Childrens Services, Safe Start,$20,000, Bradley Angle House, healing kids, healing families, $30,000, and Cornerstone Advocacy Service, early childhood program,$32,000.
The foundation also offers International Initiative grants to help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty and other hardships in under-developed countries. The program has the same LOI deadline; multiple awards of up to $25,000 each. It can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/exygs