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Every October, The Mary Kay Foundation observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. In 2016, the Foundation awarded $20,000 grants to more than 150 women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation for a total of $3 million.

Who receives the grants?

Each year, the Foundation awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies. Any remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Grant applications are reviewed by the Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Committee, which makes recommendations to the TMKF Board of Directors. After reviewing these recommendations, the Foundation’s Board of Directors selects the final grant recipients.

Get a domestic violence grant application

Domestic violence shelter grant applications are available from this web site or from The Mary Kay Foundation from January 15 to April 30 each year. We announce grant recipients in the fall to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

Download a list of the 2016 Shelter Grant Recipients

Use the map to select a state and display a list of shelter grants for that state. You can also use the pink “Select a State” button underneath the map to select the states from a dropdown list. The list of shelters for a state will be displayed below the map.

Each state list shows the shelters that have received a grant from the Foundation and the years in which they have received it.

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