Funding opportunity

Mary Kay Foundation
Domestic violence shelter grant program

The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As a part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that aid survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Any remaining funds will be distributed based on state population. The grants are announced each October in observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Applicants must have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status.  The funds awarded by the foundation may be used for the operating budget of the applicant, with the exception of staff travel.

Complete program guidelines and the grant application form are available at the Mary Kay Foundation website.