Grants for Battered Women’s Shelter

It is sad to think that the domestic violence against women is rampant these days. These kinds of violence against women should be stopped at all costs. Most of the time, when women suffer domestic violence, their main difficulty is looking for protection and shelter. There are battered women’s shelters all over the country that can give them protection and keep them away from the harsh environment they were in. That is why, it is very significant to award grants for battered women’s shelter in order for them to continue the fight against domestic violence and protect as well as empower more women.

Mary Kay Foundation

The Mary Kay Foundation stands up for the rights of women in the USA. They are awarding grants for battered women’s shelter all over the US every October as they celebrate the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year, the foundation has awarded cash grants amounting to $20,000 to 150 plus women’s shelters across for domestic violence. This sums up to more than $3 million in cash grants. The grants awarded by the foundation are yearly and a minimum of one shelter in every state is awarded. The application process is a rigorous one and the deadline for the grants this 2011 is on the 30th of June, 2011. If you have any queries about the foundation, the grants, requirements and the like, call 1-877-652-2737 or email them at

The Mary Kay Foundation
P.O. Box 799044
Dallas, Texas 75379-9044

Avon Foundation

The cosmetic giant, Avon is also helping the cause of women through its Avon Foundation. The foundation is awarding grants to battered women’s shelters. Domestic violence is one of the advocacies of Avon aside from education and the community. The application form is available online in the The cash grants awarded to deserving recipients differ; it can be from $5,000 up to $25,000. Application process is year round. For more details, visit the foundation’s website or call them at 212-282-5000.

Avon Foundation
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0196

Blue Shield of California Foundation

The Blue Shield of California Foundation assists projects and programs that will put a stop to domestic violence like the grants for battered women’s shelters in California. The Blue Shield Against Violence is the program for this. In order to proceed to the application proper, applicants must first send an inquiry letter. After evaluating your intent, they will invite you to send your full proposal. More details at

Blue Shield of California Foundation
50 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-1819

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