Moving Ahead Grants
The Allstate funding has given me the ability to pursue dreams that I thought were lost a long time ago. After finally being able to say I am living a violence-free life I can now also say I am a successful college student and soon a graduate, hopefully with honors. Their help has made me more able to help myself, my family and others."
Money and finances play an important role for many victims when considering whether to leave an abusive relationship. In fact, economic factors are the strong predictor in a survivor's decision to stay, leave, or return to an abusive relationship. The devastation of leaving behind a home, income, benefits and economic security are challenges that all survivors of domestic violence must overcome, regardless of their education, job skills and personal earning potential. Many survivors of domestic violence have nominal or no access to money or have had their financial security destroyed by their abuser. The Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead Grant Programs provide the following services to help survivors build financial independence by addressing their unique economic needs.
Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program: Funds innovative economic empowerment programs for survivors including matched savings programs, job readiness and job training, financial literacy, and micro-enterprise programs.
Allstate Foundation Regional Grants: Gives an opportunity for local programs to receive funding from Allstate's Regional Offices for economic empowerment services for survivors.