The current Minority Youth Violence Prevention (MYVP) program (2014-2017) is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Servives in support of a national initiative to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches.
MYVP is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public health and community policing approaches to reduce disparities in access to public health services, reduce violent crimes, and improve the health and well-being of at-risk minority male youth in targeted communities of color through a joint collaborative that includes a public health agency and law enforcement agency.
MYVP supports program interventions developed through adaptations, refinements, and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at- risk minority male youth (10-18 years-old) and integrate a problem-solving approach.
This funding opportunity (MYVP II) is meant to support innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project). It requires a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach, including at a minimum a public health agency (a public health department or community-based organization focused on public health), a local school (a primary school, a secondary school, or an alternative/non-traditional school) or school district, a state, county or local law enforcement agency or government agency that has demonstrated collaboration/partnership with law enforcement and an institution of higher education or learning.
Grant Amount: Total funding available is $3,600,000. Grant awards range between $325,000 and $425,000.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include:
•State governments, including District of Columbia and territories
•County governments City or township governments
•Special district governments
•Law enforcement (State, County and Local Governments)
•Local education agencies
•Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
•Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
•Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
•Nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education
•Private institutions of higher education
•For profit organizations
Due Date: April 4, 2017
For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=289363
The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that operate emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Grant Amount: Total funding available is $1,000,000.
Eligibility: Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for victims of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Due Date: April 30,2017
For more information, visit: http://www.marykayfoundation.org/Pages/ShelterGrantProgram.aspx
The mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education.
In cooperation with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover is accepting applications from emergency shelter organizations to help victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis.
A limited number of grants will be awarded to shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding, with the expectation that the funds will enable the housing of at least one pet within a year of the project's completion.
Grant Amount: Grant of up to $6,000 each will be awarded.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be an organization with a primary mission of sheltering victims of domestic violence.
Due Date: June 15, 2017
For more information, visit: https://redrover.org/node/1099
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. The Foundation focuses on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Workers’ Rights.
The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Program supports groups that are working to end the over incarceration of adults in the United States while also aiming to reduce racial disparities. In particular, the Program makes grants primarily to state-based groups that are working to:
•Reduce state incarceration levels and racial disparities through reforms in sentencing, charging, and supervision policies and procedures.
•Advance the redirection and prioritization of state and local resources toward targeted investments that support system-involved individuals in their communities, through research and strategic thought leadership.
The Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Program supports groups working to end the criminalization and reliance on incarceration of youth in the United States. In particular, the Program makes grants to groups that are working to:
•Advance state policies that dramatically restrict juvenile justice systems’ use of incarceration and out-of-home placements and prioritize the use of community-based programs for youth;
•End the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth in the adult criminal justice system; and
•Promote the fair and equitable treatment of youth of color who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.
Eligibility: The foundation does not fund individuals, scholarships, direct services, or international projects.
Due Date: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information, visit: http://www.publicwelfare.org/grants-process/program-guidelines/
The California Wellness Foundation commonly funds research, public education campaigns, community organizing and advocacy to prevent violence, particularly gun violence; and efforts that prevent violence in underserved neighborhoods, with a particular emphasis on youth and adults who have been exposed to trauma.
Key strategies that the Foundation invests in, include:
•Research and public policy analysis on gun violence — as well as education and outreach that is based on research — to effect policy changes at all levels of government.
•Community organizing and policy advocacy efforts to reform the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.
•Gang prevention and intervention activities, such as: exposing youth and adults to positive alternatives; support services for individuals re-entering their communities after incarceration; preventing retaliation; and counseling services for trauma-exposed youth and adults.
•Leadership programs for youth and adults, including incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, victims of violence, leaders of violence prevention programs, and concerned citizens working to establish a culture of nonviolence.
•Communications strategies that use the arts, documentary film or social media to highlight effective violence prevention programs and strategies.
Grant Amount: The average grant amount is between $120,000 and $200,000 over three years.
Eligibility: To apply for funding, applicant organizations must generally have a valid tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as a public charity, not as a “private foundation” under section 509(a). In addition, the Foundation does not fund Section 509(a)(3) Type III non-functionally integrated supporting organizations.
Due Date: Letters of Intent are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information, visit: http://www.calwellness.org/grants_program/promoting_healthy_and_safe_neighborhoods.php