Children's Initiative Grant

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 1, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Mission Statement

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation engages family members in meaningful, responsible philanthropy that promotes the welfare of human and natural resources.

Children's Initiative

Program Goal

The goal of the Children's Initiative is to support direct service programs that create and promote stability, resilience, and healing for children who have witnessed domestic violence.


Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. 

Multi-Year Funding

The Foundation may support programs for up to three years, but will not commit funds for the second or third year without an annual review. It is the Foundation's desire to continue funding successful programs, subject to available funds. Because programs will not be funded for more than three years, you are encouraged to plan for the long-term sustainability of the program. 

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


  • Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
  • Only programs operating within the United States will be considered.
  • In order to be considered, programs must meet all of the following requirements.
    • The program's targeted age group(s) must be between 0-14 years of age who have witnessed domestic violence.
    • Provide direct, age-appropriate services to address the impact of having witnessed domestic violence.
    • Be a new program for the organization that is within its first year of development or implementation. 
    • Include a plan for an outcome-based evaluation of the program.
      • The plan should contain rigorous metrics for assessing the program's effectiveness in healing children who have witnessed domestic violence.
    • Services include a program component that enhances the relationship between the child and parent/primary caregiver.


  • The Foundation gives priority to programs that:
    • Include a specific domestic violence education component for the parent/primary caregiver.
    • Offer therapeutic services beyond crisis intervention and the establishment of initial safety.
    • Collaborate with other organizations to enhance services, measure outcomes, or expand and share knowledge.


  • The Foundation does not fund existing programs or the expansion of existing programs.
  • The Foundation will not consider proposals for: 
    • Programs that do not directly impact or provide services to children.
    • Ongoing projects or general operating support.
    • Capital projects, including land acquisition or the construction of buildings.
    • Grants or scholarships to individuals.
    • Lobbying prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code.
    • Conferences.
    • Endowments.
    • Start-up costs for new organizations.

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