Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault crosses all socio-economic classes. Men, women and children are all affected by sexual violence. From small community-based initiatives to large corporate entities, many organizations across the country are working to lower these statistics. In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), we have compiled a few funding sources currently available to support these efforts.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women offers several grant solicitations to assist organizations that address the myriad of complex issues facing victims of sexual assault. Application deadlines vary.
This Foundation is dedicated to increasing resources and expanding opportunities for women, girls, and their families residing along both sides of the U.S./Mexico border from Las Cruces, NM, to Brownsville, TX, including Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. One of their priorities is to help reduce domestic and street violence and to ensure that child sexual abuse is no longer a hidden epidemic.
The Global Fund for Women invests in women’s human rights by supporting women-led organizations that are fighting for justice in their own communities. One of their priorities is supporting organizations addressing conflict and crisis, including supporting women, girls, and trans people at risk of violence during and after conflict, including those who were forcefully displaced.
Encouraging sexual assault victims to report any sexual assault to law enforcement and promote effective prosecution of sex crimes is the mission of It Happened to Alexa. IHTA offers assistance to defray costs of transportation and housing for up to two family members or close friends to be able to attend a court trial with their loved one who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault, so that the victim’s support person can attend and take part in the criminal justice proceedings and be with them at this most difficult time.
If you are looking for funding to help victims of sexual assault, contact us. We’re here to help.