2010 Annual Violence Prevention Grants


Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) is now accepting proposals for Annual Violence Prevention Grants for 2010.

CWF is Canada’s only national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Funding is given to women’s organizations across Canada that are using the most effective approaches to ending violence against women, moving women out of poverty, and building strong, resilient girls. Particular priority is given to funding work with women, children and girls who face multiple challenges.

The goals of the Annual Violence Prevention Grants are

  1. To prevent violence against women and girls through work involving girls or teens – such as healthy relationships programs, leadership development or outreach.
  2. To support women’s organizations and programs in Canada that help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence – such as education for women with disabilities, second stage housing, or loan funds.

Under this initiative, CWF expects to select approximately 50 grants up to a maximum of $25,000 each. If your organization and work fits the selection criteria, you may apply for additional funding of up to $3,000 to assist with access costs. The proposal guidelines are now available online at www.canadianwomen.org – click on ‘Apply for a Grant’ and then ‘How to Apply’. Please download the proposal questions and the accompanying guidelines.

The submission deadline is February 8, 2010. Proposals postmarked after this date will not be considered.

If you have any questions, you may contact, Violence Prevention Programs Manager, or call 416-365-1444 ext 228, or on CWF’s toll free number 1-866-293-4483 ext 228.

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