Money and finances play an important role for many victims when considering whether to leave an abusive relationship.

In fact, financial factors are the strongest predictors in a survivor's decision to stay, leave, or return to an abusive relationship. Many survivors of domestic violence have limited or no access to money or have had their financial security destroyed by their abuser.

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse helps domestic violence survivors prepare for the future by helping them better understand and manage their personal finances.

Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum

The Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum is a comprehensive package of tools and information designed to empower survivors to understand and manage their finances. Advocates and Allstate volunteers also use the curriculum as they work with domestic violence survivors as they move forward on the path to financial security.

The curriculum and other financial tools are available for free download in English and Spanish on PurplePurse.com.

Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program

The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program awards funding to state domestic violence coalitions working with local community service providers to develop or enhance projects that help survivors overcome economic challenges and achieve financial independence. This grant program focuses on four areas: financial literacy; microloans and Individual Development Accounts; job readiness and job training; and microenterprise.

Learn more about our Moving Ahead Grants on PurplePurse.com

The Allstate Foundation Regional Domestic Violence Grants

The Allstate Foundation Regional Domestic Violence Grants provide local funding and resources for financial empowerment services in each of Allstate’s 14 regions. A competitive grant process provides an opportunity for national, statewide and local domestic violence organizations to apply for funds in the following areas: financial literacy; microloans and Individual Development Accounts; job readiness and job training; and microenterprise.

We are not accepting unsolicited Regional Grant applications for 2016.

If you are a victim of domestic violence looking for assistance, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233). If you are in danger due to domestic violence, dial 911. The Allstate Foundation does not offer funding or services directly to individuals.