Money and finances play an important role for many victims when considering whether to leave an abusive relationship. In fact, financial factors are the strongest predictor in a survivor’s decision to stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship. The devastation of leaving behind a home, income, benefits and financial security are challenges that all survivors of domestic violence must overcome, regardless of their education, job skills and personal earning potential. Many survivors of domestic violence have little or no access to money or have had their financial security destroyed by their abuser. Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Programs help nonprofits provide critical services to help survivors build financial independence by addressing their unique financial needs:
Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program
Purple Purse Moving Ahead Grant Program awards funding to state domestic violence coalitions to provide innovative financial empowerment programs for survivors including matched savings programs, job readiness and job training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs.
This grant program funds projects in four areas: financial literacy (using some or all of Allstate’s Moving Ahead through Financial Management curriculum); microloans and Individual Development Accounts; job readiness and job training; and microenterprise. In 2016, the Foundation awarded more than $1 million to state domestic violence coalitions through grants ranging from $45,000 to $75,000 to continue or develop best practices in financial empowerment programs for domestic violence survivors. See what some state coalitions funded by The Allstate Foundation are doing to help survivors:
- Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
- Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Vermont Network Against Domestic And Sexual Violence
Who can apply: State domestic violence coalitions
When/How to apply: State DV coalitions should respond to the RFP released in July/applications are due in August
Allstate Foundation Regional Grants
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Regional Grants provide local funding and resources for financial empowerment services in each of Allstate’s 14 regions. A competitive grant process provides an opportunity for national, statewide and local domestic violence organizations to apply for funds in the following areas: financial literacy; microloans and Individual Development Accounts; job readiness and job training; and microenterprise.
We are not accepting unsolicited Regional Grant applications.
If you are a victim of domestic violence looking for assistance, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233). If you are in danger due to domestic violence, dial 911. The Allstate Foundation does not offer funding or services directly to individuals.