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Funding Sources

Find grant proposals, scholarships, and other funding opportunities for your program when they become available. If you do not see anything posted, please check back soon for more information. Other listed materials can assist and support your grant writing efforts.

Survivor Fund

1.    The Survivor Fund can only be accessed by VFMN Member Programs.

2.    Only the advocate who completed the online Economic Empowerment course can access the funds. You can have completed it in 2019, 2020, 2021, 0r 2022 – you only need to complete the course one time.

3.    Submit a completed 2022 Survivor Fund Application on behalf of the survivor (form attached).  Previous versions of form will not be accepted.

4.    Forms MUST be submitted by the advocate, NOT the survivor.

5.    All fields should be completed by the advocate only.

6.    Submit email copies only.  Do not submit photos or screen shot applications. 

7.    Make sure all written information is legible or application may be denied.

8.    Survivors should not contact Violence Free Minnesota with questions – the advocate must contact on their behalf. 

9.    We will cap requests at five (5) requests per member program. We will allow an additional five (5) requests per program specifically for undocumented survivors. 

10.    One request per survivor. $1,500 maximum per request.

11.    Make sure to include your organization’s Release of Information (ROI) with application for third party vendor payment(s).

12.    Submitting an application is not automatic approval.  All applications will be reviewed and advocate will be notified of status.

13.    Advocate MUST complete a follow-up evaluation in three (3) months following the requests.

14.    Forms can be emailed to 

Survivor Fund Application

Watch Orientation Video

Frequently Asked Questions


Allstate Moving Ahead Curriculum

Housing/Shelter Funding​​

COVID-19 & Funding Resources​​

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Presentation: Supportive Housing Development for Survivors (5/24/2021)

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Applications for COVID-19 Emergency Funds are being accepted again! See application form for fund details.

Housing Stabilization Services

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households. 

Additional Funding

Direct Cash Payments

On Friday, March 26th, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $2 trillion emergency economic package that includes direct cash payments for people across the country. The frequently asked questions should help with what you need to know around these direct cash payments.

​MMLA-Minneapolis Low Income Tax Clinic is available to provide help for clients who won't be getting direct deposits and need to apply for stimulus payments.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 FAQ

Helpful Documents

14th Annual NNEDV Census Counts

Domestic Violence is Intersectional

This handout shows eight different topic areas and how they intersect to affect the lives of relationship abuse survivors. This can be helpful in writing grants and how to explain intersectionality of relationship abuse.

The eight topic areas are:​

  1. Employment

  2. Economic Justice

  3. Education

  4. Natural Disasters

  5. Environment

  6. Food Justice

  7. Healthcare

  8. Homelessness 

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