Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Mary Kay Foundation Accepting Applications for 2014 Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. To that end, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that assist survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. The grants are announced each October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

With the exception of staff travel, funds awarded by the foundation may be applied to  the applicant’s operating budget. The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Any remaining funds will be distributed based on state population.

In 2013, the foundation awarded grants of $20,000  to more than a hundred and fifty women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation.

Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (i.e., immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible to apply. Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Mary Kay Foundation Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.

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