Alaska Children's Trust Tier 1- Community Based Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Grants

Alaska Children's Trust

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Predicted deadline: Mar 31, 2021 6:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Fields of work: Child Abuse & Neglect Parenting Counseling & Education

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Nonprofit, Government Entity, Hospital / Clinic, Elementary / Secondary School, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Alaska

Location of residency: Alaska

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Mission

The mission of Alaska Children’s Trust is to improve the status of children in Alaska by generating funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect.

Tier 1 - Community Based Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Grants

Alaska Children’s Trust recognizes that our future is influenced greatly by the types and level of trauma our children are exposed to and the amount of resilience they are equipped with to handle these traumas. Alaska has struggled with some of the highest rates (per capita) of child abuse and neglect in the nation for decades.

Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for grants (up to $10,000) from Alaska Children Trust's competitive grant cycle. 

Alaska Children's Trust is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or military status, in our programs or activities

Focus Areas

Alaska Children Trust has identified four core areas of focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect:

  1. primary prevention of child abuse and neglect programs,
  2. collection and dissemination of quality data,
  3. advocacy and community building, and
  4. positive social norming.

Tier 1 grants only fund core area #1, 3 & 4.

Primary Prevention Programs

Prevention is the direct effort to stop CAN before it occurs. The term "prevention" can either represent activities that stop an action or behavior or be used to represent activities that promote a positive action or behavior. Research has found that successful child abuse interventions must both reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to ensure the well-being of children and families. Primary prevention aims to prevent CAN before it ever occurs. This is done by preventing exposures to hazards that cause CAN (i.e. social determinants like poverty, unplanned pregnancy, teen violence, historical trauma), altering unhealthy or unsafe behaviors that can lead to CAN, and increasing resilience should trauma like CAN occur.

Advocacy & Community Building

Alaska Children Trust strives to ensure the spotlight on CAN is strong. By increasing our community’s knowledge and awareness, we empower them to take impactful action that leads to positive change at a local level.

Positive Social Norming

Attitudes of CAN and the value of children in general plays a major role in our efforts in eliminating child abuse and neglect. Positive Community Norms (PCN) framework is a new approach to improving health and safety in our communities. PCN fosters cultural transformation by addressing many different audiences throughout the community for the purpose of growing positive norms and thereby improving health and safety. PCN integrates leadership, communication and prevention portfolio integration across the social ecology to improve health and safety.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska.
    • Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas.
  • Projects are required to be focused on one of the focus areas.
  • Organizations that have received past awards and are in good standing are eligible to apply.
    • Applicants with open Alaska Children Trust grants must be current on all grant reporting.

Ineligibility:

  • Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4) or (c)(6) organizations, non-Alaska based organizations, and federal government agencies are not eligible for competitive grants.
  • Applications from organizations with outstanding grant reports will not be accepted.
  • Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature will not be considered.
  • Nor will proposals for sponsorships, special event or any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity or are for activities that have the potential to support terrorism.
  • Funds cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to the grant award.

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This page was last reviewed April 02, 2020 and last updated April 02, 2020