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Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:08 AM / by Michelle Hansen

15591192126_b59fc975b8_q.jpgThe number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex partners who are male during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the number of casualties lost during war. These figures are courtesy The Huffington Post. Organizations across the country are working to stop the violence, help the victims, and stop the cycle. Below are some grants that may help these groups.

Mary Kay Foundation

This foundation awards grants every October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These grants are awarded to women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $20,000 grants to more than 150 women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation for a total of $3 million. Each year, the foundation awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies. Any remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applications are accepted from Jan. 15 to April 30 each year.


The Allstate Foundation realizes that many domestic violence victims feel like they cannot leave their home because of money and finances. The Allstate Foundation Financial Empowerment Grant Program helps nonprofits provide critical services to help survivors build financial independence by addressing their unique financial needs. This grant program funds projects in four areas: financial, microloans and Individual Development Accounts, job readiness and job training, and microenterprise. Eligible applicants are state domestic violence coalitions. Applications are due at the end of this month. can assist with this tight deadline.


In partnership with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover is accepting applications from emergency shelter organizations to help victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis. This project will award approximately 10-12 grants of up to $6,000 to emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding to initiate a project. Eligible entities must be non-profit and also have the primary goal of helping domestic violence victims. RedRover hopes to have one pet-friendly shelter in each state. Organizations in the following states are especially encouraged to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Deadline for application is Oct. 15.

If you are a victim of domestic violence looking for assistance, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).

No matter which grant you chose, consider We can help you find the grant that fits you best with our search experience and subscriptions to many grant database services. Contact to see how we can find the grant you need, write and review the proposal, and help get you the funds you need. 


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