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 2013, the Foundation awarded $20,000 grants to more than 150 women’s domestic violence shelters across the nation for a total of $3 million.
Each year, the Foundation awards a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. 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.
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.
2014 Shelter Grant Applications are now available. Shelter Grant Application: (Word Document) I (PDF Format)
2008 Shelter Grant Recipients
2009 Shelter Grant Recipients
2010 Shelter Grant Recipients
2011 Shelter Grant Recipients
2012 Shelter Grant Recipients
2013 Shelter Grant Recipients