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Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation: Children’s Initiative

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation engages its family members in meaningful, responsible philanthropy that promotes the welfare of human and natural resources. The goal of the Children’s Initiative is to support direct service programs that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence. Funded programs must:

  • Directly serve children 0 – 17 years of age who have witnessed domestic violence
  • Be a new program for the organization that is within its first year of development
  • Be centered on evidence-based strategies or an innovative measurable approach
  • Include a plan for an outcome-based assessment of the program activities

The Foundation gives priority to programs which:

  • Enhance the parent-child relationship
  • Include a specific domestic violence parenting education component
  • Have the objective of preventing future abuse and breaking the cycle of violence
  • Support stable access to loving care, housing, school, and other essential human needs
  • Provide therapeutic treatment and services beyond the establishment of safety to help children cope with the physical, emotional, and mental trauma of abuse
  • Collaborate with other organizations to enhance services, measure outcomes, or expand and share knowledge

Amount: Grants range from $15,000-$40,000 each.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status.

Link: http://www.wfamilyfoundation.org/childrens_initiative.html

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