In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this past October, The Mary Kay Foundation announced it is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. BFF has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence in Eagle County. This year’s grant contribution brings the Foundation’s total investment in its shelter grant program to $50 million.
The Mary Kay Foundation was established in 1996 with the overarching purpose of supporting issues impacting women. In 2000, The Foundation expanded to include ending domestic violence as part of its mission. The Foundation is committed to funding the life-saving work of women’s shelters and the annual shelter grant program has helped finance critical needs including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and legal aid. All of these resources support women and children as they seek refuge and relief on their journey to an abuse-free life. This year, more than 1,200 organizations applied for the Mary Kay Foundation shelter grants.
Sheri Mintz, Executive Director, praises the leadership of Mary Kay. “We are enormously grateful to the Mary Kay Foundation for their support of our work with survivors of domestic violence in Eagle County. Their commitment to this crucial issue sets a standard of excellence for corporate social responsibility.”