New grants aim to prevent abuse, neglect
Two grant opportunities with awards of up to $50,000 were recently announced by the Alaska Children’s Trust. The awards are being offered through The Alaska Community Foundation, which was granted the trust’s nearly $11 million endowment by the Alaska Legislature in July of 2011.
The intent of the grants is to provide services and programs that prevent child abuse and neglect to families, parents, caretakers and children.
The first, titled Call to Action Grants, are available to those looking to start or continue community-based discussions to create the local prevention of child abuse. Proposals for up to $10,000 will be considered.
The second set of grants — called Program Support Grants — are available to those planning, developing, expanding and enhancing new or existing primary and secondary prevention programs. Programs that will develop the ability of communities to prevent child abuse and neglect will be considered. Proposals for capital and equipment purchases that are imperative to a prevention program’s success will also be considered. Proposals can be for up to $50,000.
Candace Winkler, president and CEO of ACF, said the grants will work to focus on prevention in a positive fashion.
The Alaska Children’s Trust exists to improve the lives of children in Alaska by raising funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect in the state. Grant proposals are due to ACF by May 1. Information and an online application are available at www.alaskacf.org/GrantOpportunities/TypesofGrants/tabid/177/Default.aspx.