Founded in 1996 by Mary Kay Ash, the Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to eliminating cancers affecting women and stopping domestic violence, as well as breaking the silence and making a difference for these women and children.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program. Each October, the foundation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. In 2018, the foundation awarded $3 million in grants to more than one hundred and fifty women’s shelters.
Through the program, the foundation awards funding to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Any remaining funds are distributed based on state population.
See the Mary Kay Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous recipients.