Allstate Offers Funds to End Domestic Abuse

Private Funder: The Allstate Foundation; Opportunity: 2017 domestic violence grants; Funding Focus: Domestic violence, women & children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Since 2005, the coalition has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to aid survivors of domestic violence; Deadline: Aug. 1.

Summary:  The Allstate Foundation is inviting nonprofits that address domestic violence to join the annual Purple Purse Challenge. This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors a chance to compete for a total of $700,000 in incentive funding. This year, the foundation will partner with up to 250 national, state, and local nonprofit organizations. These organizations will be divided into two divisions of roughly equal size based on organizational budget.

Each selected Community Partner will have its own “Team Page” where it can raise funds through the Challenge from Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, 2017. At the end of the Challenge, the foundation will award grand prize grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to the top seven organizations in each division. The deadline to apply to be a Community Partner is Aug. 1. Organizations are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of training and support leading up to the competition in October.

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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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