To create and promote stability and resiliency for children who have
been exposed to domestic violence.
The program must contain all four
of the following components:
serve children who have been exposed to domestic violence ("Directly
serve children" means that the Foundation will not fund programs that
develop curricula or methodologies, train staff or educate the general
public or that are designed to prevent domestic violence in general. ),
||Enhance the mother-child relationship,
||Include a Domestic Violence specific parenting education component, and
||Be a new program (Funding is for new projects that are within the first year of their development).
The program will:
||Have the objective of preventing future abuse and breaking the cycle of violence,
||Assist children in coping with the physical, emotional and mental trauma of abuse,
||Provide treatment and services beyond initial intervention,
||Target children of middle school age and younger, and
|Use an approach Be based on proven and documented strategies and provide clear metrics to measure the programs outcomes
Types of Programs
The Foundation will provide program support for domestic violence programs only.
Projects which focus on abused, homeless or children with
special needs or programs which attempt to prevent domestic violence or
provide programs for children, some of whom have experienced domestic
violence, are NOT the program's focus.
Requests for capital support or general operating support are not considered.
In this Initiative, unlike the general program, the Foundation will
fund local projects without geographic restrictions.
The average grant size for the Initiative is $25,000.
Multi Year Funding
year funding for up to three years will be considered on a year by year
basis. Those projects which are funded for a first year may
submit a grant cover sheet and submit a progress report in lieu of a
"letter of interest" by April 1st for the second and third year and
will automatically advance to the full proposal stage.
While no three year funding commitment will be made by the Foundation,
it is our intent to provide support for the second and third years when
in the Foundation's judgment the program is making progress. No project
will be considered for Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation funding for
longer than three years.
Please note the following restrictions that apply to the general
program, also apply here. The Foundation will not consider proposals in
the following areas:
- Books or media projects, unless the project is connected to
other areas of Foundation interest
- Capital projects
- Individuals, scholarships or fellowships
- Ongoing projects or general operating support for an
- Organizations located outside the United States
- Land acquisitions or trades
- Lobbying activity
- Research projects
Foundation is interested in supporting programs that are based on
proven methodologies and that provide clearly measurable
outcomes. Therefore applicants will be asked to clearly state
their goals at the outset of each grant period, and to report on the
project's outcomes annually. It is important to select metrics
for measuring the program's outcomes that relate to the Foundation's
goals. The single most important question to be addressed is:
What measureable changes will happened in the participants' lives as a
result of the project or program?
Letter of Intent is the first step in the application process and
should be no more than two pages. Please use 12 point fonts and no less
than one inch margins. Please also provide the following:
The Letter of Intent should contain the following
information in a concise form:
- Brief background on the applicant organization
- Need for the project
- Plan to address the need (Include an overview of the treatment model and evidence that shows the model's effectiveness.)
- Time frame, and
- Projected project outcomes that are clear and measureable.
Please Note: If
you have received a grant in previous years under this Initiative, please
submit only an Application cover sheet and a report on progress to date in lieu
of a letter of intent. Be prepared to submit a full proposal which is due August 1st.
Complete Letters of Intent for the Children's Initiative program must be received by the Foundation office no later than April 1, 2013. Incomplete LOIs will not be considered.
In fairness to all applicants, the Foundation will strictly adhere
to its deadlines. Material received after the established deadlines
will not be considered.
Foundation Process for Decision Making
The Board of Trustees will review all letters of intent at their meeting in June and will notify applicants in July
of the Board's decision regarding the initial application stage. Organizations seeking second and third year support
from the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation, who have provided the Foundation with a application cover sheet, a
progress report and explicitly stated their intent to file a complete proposal, will automatically advance to the Full
Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal which must be received at the Foundation
office no later than August 1, 2013. Grant decisions will be made in November and funds will be distributed by year end.
Each grant proposal must carry the signature of the appropriate administrative officer of the tax-exempt non-profit applicant.
grants are expected to assume proper fiscal responsibility for the
expenditure of grant funds as well as to assure the Foundation that the
purposes of the grants are fulfilled.