Domestic Violence

Grant Funding Guidelines

For all domestic violence-related grant making, priority is given to programming that:

  • Articulates the proposed project's impact on the economic needs of survivors;
  • Reflects a collaborative effort recognizing the distinct roles and responsibilities of each participating agency or entity;
  • Brings service providers together in ways that challenge them to consider different perspectives and new solutions to the complex economic problems that survivors face;
  • Reflects an understanding of the positive, systemic, social, economic, and cultural changes that are needed to end violence against women;
  • Incorporates or reflects the experiences of survivors and victim advocates;
  • Reaches diverse audiences, with culturally-sensitive program tactics and messages;
  • Shows an understanding of and commitment to tracking outcome measures;
  • Demonstrates a capacity to execute on communications and/or public awareness initiatives; and
  • Outlines plans to engage Allstate agents and employees as volunteers.

Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program grantees will be required to track the following outcome measures by specific areas:

  • Number of survivors using some or all of the Foundation’s Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum.
  • Total number of survivors served with curriculum or other financial empowerment services funded by the Foundation.
  • Number of survivors creating a financial plan.
  • Number of survivors opening a bank account.
  • Number of survivors who are working on their credit.
  • Number of survivors who have met a personal financial goal.
  • Number of Allstate agency owners and/or employees involved in the project.
  • Please list the name, city and state of each Allstate volunteer.
  • Media coverage list (print, broadcast and digital media coverage of the project).

Matched Savings (including IDAs):

  • Number of survivors consistently contributing to matched savings programs.
  • Number of survivors meeting matched savings program goals.

Job Readiness/Job Training:

  • Number of survivors completing educational courses, job training programs or certificate programs.
  • Number of survivors who gained new or better employment.

Micro-Loan and Microenterprise programs:

  • Number of survivors participating in Micro-loan programs.
  • Number of survivors participating in Microenterprise programs

More information about our Moving Ahead Grants can be found at