Retailer Walmart’s foundation is offering grants from $25,000 to $250,000 from its State Giving Program to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations (listed in the most current IRS 50 State Master File) serving a particular region or state. The work of applicant organizations must adhere to one of the four focus areas of the foundation:
- Education (the educational needs of underserved youth ages 12 to 25);
- Health and Wellness (reducing healthcare disparities, promoting good nutrition, and improving access to care);
- Environmental sustainability (promoting energy efficiency, renewable resources, and systems that reduce waste and sustain people); or
- Workforce (economic opportunity and support services for low to moderately skilled workers).
Additionally, the foundation seeks programs that integrate veterans’ issues, women’s economic empowerment, and hunger relief into these areas of focus. Programs that do not align with the major focus areas will not be considered.
For complete guidelines and application materials, please see the State Giving Program Web page. Application materials for the current giving cycle are due August 9.
Now in its third year, the Avon Foundation for Women has announced that it will continue to expand its Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment program, funding full-time economic empowerment coordinator positions in service agencies across the United States. In December, grants of up to $65,000 will be awarded to up to 20 applicant agencies. Applicants must be developing family justice centers, agencies providing domestic violence services collaboratively with a family justice center, or working within another multi-agency, co-located service delivery model. For complete information, visit the program link above. Applications are due July 12, and applicants will be notified of their status by October 1.
The Avon Foundation for Women also seeks applications for its Breakthrough Bystander Training Programs initiative, developing a series of training and prevention tools to help bystanders recognize and respond effectively to suspected or observed partner or dating abuse, or sexual assault. Up to 4 grants of a maximum of $125,000 each will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, training specialists and/or government agencies capable of developing, producing, and disseminating evidence-based programs and materials regarding these issues. Applicants may submit materials for one of the following topics, or more than one, or for all four:
- Children – recognizing, responding, preventing and/or assisting when children are affected by family violence.
- Teens and Young Adults – recognizing, responding to, or preventing sexual assault or dating abuse.
- Female and Male Victims – recognizing, responding to, or preventing domestic violence, or assisting victims of domestic violence.
- Female and Male Victims – Recognizing, responding to, or preventing incidents of sexual assault, or assisting victims of sexual assault.
Complete information regarding this opportunity can also be found with information about the Domestic Violence Survivor Empowerment program here. Applications are due July 19.