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