Verizon Foundation

2014 New England Domestic Violence Prevention Solutions Grant Program


The submisson period for this RFP has closed. Verizon will notify participants of grant decisions by September 15, 2014.


The Verizon Foundation invites nonprofit agencies to apply for grants of up to $10,000 that support Domestic Violence Prevention and Solutions Programs across New England.

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

We are interested in making awards to programs in the following areas:

  • Domestic Violence Victim Services: programs that provide survivors with resources that enable them to continue treatment and recovery. Examples include medical health services (physical and mental), legal services, awareness and preventions services, financial literacy workshops, and job-readiness training;

  • Engaging Men: programs that engage men as advocates and community leaders and/or educate men about awareness and prevention;

  • Health & Wellness - First Responders: programs that educate health care professionals and first responders on screening, and treating cases of DV;

  • Young Adults: programs that address healthy relationships among teens and young adults, including programs which address the impact of technology on dating violence.


  • Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

  • Grants will be for up to $10,000 and will cover a one-year period: 10/01/14 –09/30/15.

  • Applicants must be organizations whose programs benefit communities in participating New England communities.

  • All grant applications must be submitted through the Verizon Foundation web site: using the Competitive Grant – Domestic Violence 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 Monday, June 30, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST.

  • 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 September 15, 2014.

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: DVP3736 will be required on the login page. This indicates you are applying for a 2014 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:

  • Domestic Violence Victims Services

  • Engaging Men

  • Health & Wellness – First Responders

  • Young Adults

Any questions regarding the application process may be directed to Sheila Poschman at or 617-743-2497.

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, please contact our support team at or 855-807-1319 anytime.

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 September 15, 2014.