Ms. Foundation Invites Applications for Safety Program

Posted by on February 25, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Ms. Foundation for Women Invites Applications for Safety Program
Deadline: April 1, 2005

The Ms. Foundation for Women (<a href=""></a>) is accepting applications for its Spring 2005 Safety Program.

The program is focused on community-based, prevention-focused strategies to end gender-based violence within a broader framework of safety and justice for all women and communities. Specific areas of interest are Community Accountability & Prevention Strategies; and Prevention Strategies That Transform Gender Roles. While the foundation understands the critical need for direct services, this particular fund supports activist and community-building strategies.

To be considered for support, an organization should be able to demonstrate community-centered, rather than agency-driven, strategies; a violence-prevention agenda consciously connected with an analysis of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation; program activities that actively work to transform traditional gender roles for both women and men; genuine decision-making roles for survivors and communities of color; and an evaluation component to measure impact.

Priority will be given to organizations that are GLBTQ, work with disabled populations, or are based in communities of color; have significant leadership (board and staff) reflective of their constituency base; actively promote leadership of poor women, women of color, immigrants, young women, lesbians, and disabled women; demonstrate clear plans and activities that go beyond individual education to impacting systems; and have limited access to other funding sources.

The Safety Program will be making one-year grants of $20,000-$40,000.

The Ms. Foundation makes grants to groups working in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories.

For complete program information and application procedures, see the Ms. Foundation Web site.

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