Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program

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."

The national Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program is a competitive grant that seeks to build the capacity of state coalitions to respond to the financial needs of survivors as they partner with local service providers.

Who can apply: State domestic violence coalitions in collaboration with local service providers

When to apply: August

Where to apply: www.allstatefoundation.org The national Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program is a competitive grant that supports innovative programs at state domestic violence coalitions to respond to the economic needs of survivors as they partner with local service providers. In partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program provides state coalitions and their local programs the opportunity to develop new projects or enhance existing projects that address the economic needs and challenges that survivors face. While there are many types of programs that can build a survivor's financial empowerment, this grant program funds projects in four areas: financial literacy (using some or all of Allstate's Moving Ahead through Financial Management curriculum); microloans and Individual Development Accounts; job readiness and job training; and microenterprise. In 2013, the Foundation awarded $1,000,000 to state domestic violence coalitions through grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 to continue or develop best practices in economic justice for domestic violence survivors. See what some state coalitions funded by The Allstate Foundation are doing to help survivors.