$300,000 of grant funding is available for programs working to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse RALIANCE, a trusted adviser for organizations committed to building cultures and environments that are safe, equitable and respectful, is excited to announce that it is seeking applicants for its 2024 grant program.
- Every day, RALIANCE makes prevention possible by advancing research, influencing policy, supporting innovative programs and helping leaders establish safe workplaces and strong communities.
- The RALIANCE Grant Program is a vehicle for directing new private funding to programs that have demonstrated expertise in preventing sexual violence. Projects will contribute to the coordinated implementation of a comprehensive initiative to change the culture by promoting effective sexual violence prevention strategies or by contributing to the existing body of evidence and/or promising practices or policies related to sexual violence prevention. Funded projects will be those that are able to be replicated. Priority will be given to projects serving traditionally marginalized or under-resource communities or systems.
- Projects may be located anywhere in the United States or the U.S. Territories. Funded projects may develop, replicate, customize, or evaluate promising strategies. They may address a broad range of issues, types of sexual violence, ages, genders, cultures, or systems that fit within one of the designated funding categories. Projects may address promising practices or policies and must be replicable.
- Organizational, systemic, or community-level prevention strategies
- This category includes strategies that are designed to work with systems or organizations that are interested in creating, implementing, or evaluating policies, procedures, or environmental improvements that will increase the safety of the setting; and ultimately decrease the likelihood of sexual violence occurring. Activities could include developing model policies, testing practical procedures, conducting assessments or surveys in order to better understand an organization’s vulnerabilities and opportunities, or testing one or more particular methods.
- Funders are also interested in research and evaluation activities that contribute to the existing body of sexual violence prevention evidence. This could include one of the following areas (note this is not an exhaustive list, but is intended for illustration purposes):
- developing model policies,
- testing practical procedures,
- conducting assessments or surveys in order to better understand an organization’s vulnerabilities and opportunities,
- providing trainings, or
- messaging activities that encourage organizations and systems to engage in prevention activities.
- Projects must be able to be replicated
- Strategies for reducing the likelihood of people to sexually offend
- This category includes strategies for working with people who are at risk to offend, or who have sexually offended, members of their support group, systems who serve them, or groups with whom they interact, in order to reduce the likelihood of first time or re-offending behaviors. Projects can be designed to work with juveniles and/or adults, and any gender.
- This could include the following areas (note this is not an exhaustive list, but is intended for illustration purposes):
- methods for enhancing access to treatment for those who are concerned about their thoughts or behaviors, or those of a loved one;
- accessible strategies for helping the public better understand offenders, or that various treatment options are effective and/or available;
- work with organizations or systems to help them deal appropriately with incidents that involve one of their employees, vendors, participants, or constituents in sexually abusing someone;
- bridging activities to enhance communication and collaboration between victim advocates and sex offender treatment and management professionals;
- promising practices for successfully reuniting people who have previously sexually abused someone, back into their communities; or
- policy or messaging projects that are evidence-based rather than fear-based.
- Funders are especially interested in innovative programs, practices, or policies; and in research or evaluation activities that contribute to the existing body of evidence.
- Projects must be able to be replicated.
- $300,000 of grant funding is available.
- Grants will be awarded for one year, in the amount of $50,000 each.
- The grant will fund activities to be conducted during the period January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.
- Eligible – 501(c) (3) organizations with experience in addressing and/or preventing sexual violence.
- For-profit entities
- Other types of IRS-designated non-profit organizations
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