The Verizon Foundation is pleased to invite nonprofit agencies in Florida to apply for grants of up to $10,000 that support Domestic Violence Prevention solutions.

Applicants can apply for the grant online through the Verizon Foundation web site:

We are interested in making awards to programs that are able to do one or more of the following:

  • Support health and wellness programs that promote the well being of families affected by domestic violence or provide training to first responders/health care professionals to safely screen for domestic violence;
  • Engage men to take action to prevent domestic violence in the office, at home, or in other social situations;
  • Educate teens on using new choices to create safe digital dating and healthy relationships
  • Provide workforce development and entrepreneurship training for individuals participating domestic violence prevention programs


  • Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Grants will be for up to $10,000 and will cover a one-year period: 11/01/13 – 10/31/14.
  • Applicants must be organizations whose programs benefit communities in Florida.
  • All grant applications must be submitted through the Verizon Foundation web site: using the Competitive Grant – Programmatic Domestic Violence Prevention application.
  • All decisions on grant applications are within the sole discretion of the Verizon Foundation and are final.

Funding Restrictions:

  • These funds may not be used for any products, goods or services offered by Verizon or any of its affiliates.
  • These funds may not be used for capital renovations or furniture.
  • No administrative expenses or grant preparation fees may be included in the overall grant request.
  • No more than 20 percent of the grant may be used to purchase hardware or software.

Timeline/Review Process:

  • Proposals must be posted via the online application process no later than Friday, August 30, at 5 p.m. CST.  
  • Verizon Foundation representatives will review all proposals.
  • Verizon Foundation reserves the right to determine funding levels based on the merits of the programs presented and available resources.
  • Verizon will notify recipients of grant decisions by early October, 2013. 

Grantees' Reporting Requirements:

As part of our measurement and evaluation module, applicants will be required to complete quarterly progress reports. Applicants will be asked to report on financial accountability, anticipated and unanticipated results based upon objectives, participant evaluation and feedback.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only. For complete information about the Verizon Foundation, please visit our website at

To reach our online application, please go

The invitation code: FLDVRFP will be required on the login page. This indicates you are applying for a 2013 Domestic Violence Prevention Solutions Award and will ensure that your request reaches our Advisory Committee for review.

In our online application, be sure to select Domestic Violence Prevention as the social cause; then select one of the following applications that best fits your program:

  • Health & Wellness - First Responders
  • Health & Wellness - Victim
  • Engaging Men
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Young Adults

Any questions regarding the application process may be di rected to Debby Kampert  -

Please note that if desired you may save drafts of the application before submittal. This will enable you to start and stop the application process to accommodate your own internal reviews and corrections before final submission. For technical support with the application, send an e-mail to or call 855-807-1319 for assistance.

In addition to an e-mail indicating receipt of submitted grant request, all applicants will receive a disposition notice when the grant decision is announced.

The target date to announce final grant decisions is October 1, 2013.