Family Foundation Supports Public Safety Efforts

weyerhaeuser-companyPrivate 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.

Other Grants

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  

Info: http://tinyurl.com/4fgykbh; wff@fidcouns.com or phone 303/993-5385.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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