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.