Grants

Grants

EVAWI has secured $9.5 million in public and private grants to date, funding national training and technical assistance initiatives to improve sexual assault response and investigation, innovative technology solutions to increase reporting options, and the global Start by Believing campaign which is transforming responses to sexual assault.

Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice

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Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement (9 awards)
2004-2021

Training and technical assistance for law enforcement and allied professionals to improve criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault, with particular focus on sexual assault investigations.

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner Training Initiative (2 awards)
2018-2021

With project partners, update the Sexual Assault Forensic and Clinical Management Virtual Practicum first launched in 2008. Address current best practices and recommendations for medical forensic care.

Forensic Compliance Technical Assistance Grants (4 awards)
2009-2020

Training and technical assistance to support professionals designing and implementing a victim-centered response system that is compliant with requirements for sexual assault medical forensic examinations outlined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), often referred to as “forensic compliance.”

National Conference Support: EVAWI Annual International Conference
2008-2009

Support for EVAWI’s annual international conference, and scholarships for select professionals to attend.


Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Victim Link: Connecting Victims with Advocacy, Services and Reporting
2017-2020

In partnership with a technology firm, expand and enhance an innovative program offering sexual assault survivors and support people a way to gather information, explore options, and connect with services.

National Conference Support / Crime Victim Scholarships (6 awards)
2008-2013

Support for EVAWI’s annual conference, and scholarships for professionals and survivors to attend.


Private Foundation Grants

American Bar Endowment Opportunity Grant
2021-2022

Partner with technology firm to create a self-guided online interviewing tool that can be accessed from any digital device, for survivors to gather information and report their sexual assault to law enforcement.


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Uber: Driving for Change Program
2019-2021

Leverage Uber’s international reach to expand Start by Believing outreach efforts around the world, by helping develop, launch, and sustain campaigns and promote annual Start by Believing Day globally.


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Sorenson Legacy Foundation (3 awards)
2019-2022

Expand the Start by Believing program by helping local champions design and launch campaigns, with training resources provided for local corporations, health care facilities, and social service organizations.


William H. Donner Foundation: Board Development Grants (3 awards)
2010-2018

Build the level of governance, management, and leadership capacity needed to support organizational growth, and develop messaging to attract both new donors and larger contributions from current donors.

William H. Donner Foundation: Making a Difference Project (6 awards)
2003-2009

Challenge the status quo and lack of prosecution for sexual assault in 8 US and 8 Canadian communities, by providing training, support, and in-depth research to serve as a model for reforms.


Horizons Foundation (2 awards)
2005-2007

Build organizational capacity, allowing EVAWI to provide training and technical assistance, promote the Online Training Institute and seek continuing education units for law enforcement in several states.


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Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (2 awards)
2005-2007

Build organizational capacity, allowing EVAWI to provide training and technical assistance, promote the Online Training Institute and seek continuing education units for law enforcement in several states.


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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
2005-2006

Scholarships for community-based victim advocacy organizations to attend EVAWI’s 2005 annual conference.