Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Posted by on March 26, 2012

Mary Kay Foundation Accepting Applications for Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Deadline: April 30, 2012

The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As a part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that aid survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. 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. The grants are announced each October in observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Applicants must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status.

The funds awarded by the foundation may be used for the operating budget of the applicant, with the exception of staff travel.

In 2011, the foundation awarded grants of $20,000 each to more than one hundred and fifty women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation, for a total of $3 million in funding. Complete program guidelines and the grant application form are available at the Mary Kay Foundation Web site.

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