Deadline: 6 February 2017
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is seeking applications for its 2017-2018 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.
The Foundation funds projects that work to develop skills that will lead to behavior change aimed at preventing violence against women. They look for projects that validate a women’s desire to rebuild her life and her family, establishing physical, emotional and financial security and creating a durable support network.
Principles governing Canadian Women’s Foundation’s violence prevention grant making include:
- A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Priority given to funding projects in which women are leaders and there is strong input and involvement from project participants
- Priority given to projects that consider the realities of women’s lives e.g. by providing child care, transportation assistance and advocacy supports
Types of Grants
Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:
- Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
- Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
- Ending Poverty
- Stopping the Violence
- Challenging Human Trafficking
- Empowering Girls
- Women’s organizations with significant experience in violence against women such as shelters and sexual assault centres.
- Projects for women who face multiple challenges, including Aboriginal women, Black women and women of colour, farm, rural or northern women, those who identify as LGBTQ, women living with low-incomes, older women, refugee or immigrant women, women with disabilities and Deaf women, and young women.
- Projects that have established partnerships with other local women’s organizations or community based organizations that have experience working with women and girls.
- Grass roots organizations with small budgets.
- Projects that demonstrate a gender-analysis on the issue of violence against women (within the project materials, organizational structure, etc.).
- Projects where our funds can help leverage other funds.
Approximately 30 annual grants of up to $20,000 each will be allocated. Priority will be given in these grants to work with women, children and teens facing multiple challenges.
Grant Specific Criteria
- The foundation will give priority to projects that provide:
- support to children who have been exposedto abuse or with parenting of children who have been exposed to abuse
- housing supports provided to women and their children who have experienced violence
- training, development and advocacy by provincial groups
- education and support on violence against women involving women with disabilities, older women, those who identify as LGBTQ, and women who have been trafficked
- The foundation will also consider projects that provide:
- follow-up counseling and/or support
- help with financial, housing, health and legal issues
- The foundation will help new or existing funds that offer:
- build capital and administer new and existing funds that offer interest-free loan funds for women leaving an abusive relationship
- and are also supported by:
- additional resources for financial planning, budgeting, and managing priorities
- access to information on projects and benefits that will ease transition to independence from a past abusive relationship
- Applicants must be incorporated non-profit organizations and have a valid charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency or an Indian Band designated as a qualified donee by Canada Revenue Agency.
- If applicant’s organization does not have charitable status or is not a qualified donee, the foundation can consider an application from another organization that is a registered charity with a mandate relevant to the project. The other organization’s volunteer Board of Directors will have fiscal responsibility for the grant and be legally responsible for ensuring that the funds are spent for the charitable purposes intended. They will be required to sign a letter of agreement and work in partnership with the organization delivering the project.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Country: Canada
For more information, please visit Annual Violence Prevention Grants 2017.