Domestic Violence: Grants for Survivors and Advocates

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

These funding opportunities are for survivors of domestic violence and domestic violence advocates. All grants are available to a national audience.

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-397-7742
Toll Free: 866-255-7742
Fax: 910-397-0023
The purpose of this program is to help survivors of domestic violence obtain an education that will in turn offer them the chance to secure employment, personal independence and self-sufficiency. Support is available for full or part-time students interested in attending vocational, community college, four-year degree or graduate studies programs.

Counselor, Advocate and Support Staff (CASS) Scholarship Program
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-397-7742
Toll Free: 866-255-7742
Fax: 910-397-0023
The CASS program assists workers in the field of domestic violence to develop or enhance skills necessary to increase their effectiveness in serving their clients. CASS also assists the support staff of such agencies to develop business skills. Support is available for students interested in attending community college, four-year degree or graduate studies programs. Funds for graduate studies are limited. Programs in social work, counseling, psychology, accounting, non-profit management and business management will be considered for support.

Change Your World Scholarship
Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-397-7742
Toll Free: 866-255-7742
Fax: 910-397-0023
Email: nancy@wispinc.org
The Change Your World Scholarship program is for the sons and daughters of graduates of the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) Funds are available for students attending 2 or 4 year colleges and universities. Schools must be accredited and may be public or private, however no proprietary schools will be considered. Preference is given for undergraduate students pursuing their first degree.

The R.O.S.E. Reconstructive Surgery Program
The R.O.S.E. Fund
200 Harvard Mill Sq, Ste 310
Wakefield, MA 01880-3239
Phone: 617-482-5400
Fax: 617-482-3443
The R.O.S.E. Fund provides women survivors with free access to a wide range of medical, dental and facial reconstructive surgery procedures. These ROSE Fund surgeries and medical services are available to women survivors of domestic violence who suffer from medical issues that are a direct result of domestic violence incidents. Surgeries and procedures range from scar revisions and dental work to cosmetic reconstructive surgery for the head neck, and face. Candidate eligibility is determined by and at the sole discretion of The R.O.S.E. Fund and its medical partners. The R.O.S.E. Fund is actively looking for applicants for this program.

Amy’s Courage Fund
National Network To End Domestic Violence-NNEDV
2001 S Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-543-5566
Fax: 202-543-5626
Amy’s Courage Fund, sponsored by NNEDV, provides emergency financial assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children to meet their immediate needs after escaping abuse. Funds may be used for: moving/transportation costs associated with escaping abuse; rent and security deposits for new, safe homes; utilities, medical expenses; legal fees and expenses for filing for protective orders, custody agreements and divorce; car repairs/transportation needs; and furniture, appliances, clothing and other household goods. Any adult survivor of domestic violence working with a domestic violence shelter/program or domestic violence coalition may apply for this funding.

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