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.
Program: Supports financial literacy programs for
domestic violence survivors using some or all of the Foundation's
Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum. Read
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. Read more.
Allstate Foundation Regional
Grants: Gives an opportunity for local programs to
receive funding from Allstate's Regional Offices for economic
empowerment services for survivors. Read more.