Financial abuse is often difficult to overcome after leaving an abusive relationship. We understand the impact and are committed to supporting survivors and their families rebuild their lives by equipping program participants with essential training, mentorship, and grant funding.
After receiving critical support from Break the Silence, Jessica from New York cried out in appreciation and said,
Oh my God, thank you so much! This means so much – now my daughter and I will have our home.
We love hearing the success of our clients following our program! Josephine from San Diego received funding through Grants of Hope and with our encouragement and support she was able to land her dream job and continue supporting her children. We believe in our survivor sisters and brothers and give them the tools they need to succeed.
Our Fall Program will give 5 survivors the opportunity to receive top notch training by financial experts, 1-on-1 support with skilled coaches, and of course – encouragement by survivor mentors.
Survivors empowering survivors is a beautiful gift that only [we] can appreciate. Thanks to the generous support of our Survivor Sister and SHEro, Jamie Campbell, we are able to continue this program in her honor.
I am excited that my gift will help survivors who were abused financially because I believe that I wouldn’t have been able to leave my ex-husband if I hadn’t been financially stable. I have a ton of compassion for women who don’t have the financial means to get out of an abusive relationship.
Campbell is the first survivor in BTS history who has sponsored an entire program, and we believe that this gesture will show other survivors that they can heal and rediscover their own strength and independence.
What is Grants of Hope?
This program is a 12-week financial empowerment LIVE online course for survivors seeking training on financial literacy. Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how he/she invests it (turn it into more) and how that person donates it to help others. All accepted applicants must commit to participating in our 16-week training in order to qualify for funding at the close of the program. Failure to attend all courses will eliminate the possibility to apply for funding.
Who should apply?
Survivors. If you have been impacted by financial abuse and are looking for a life changing transformation, this program may be a great fit for you. This program is not for individuals needing immediate financial help or relocation support. Applicants must be out of unhealthy relationships for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.
How will I be accepted?
Grants of Hope will only accept 6 applicants for our Fall funding cycle. After completing the application online, we will review all applicants and select 6 candidates. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
What can funding be used towards?
Funding may be used for any pertinent financial matters moving forward. We do not fund legal fees, student debt, medical expenses, or credit card debt. This funding awards participants who provide clear goals and a plan on how this funding can help you and your family reach your financial success. The purpose of this grant is to assist you to become more financially independent. We will work with each applicant to create a personalized plan to best maximize your grant.
If you are still interested in receiving FREE financial literacy training, visit the Purple Purse Foundation for a complete curriculum.
Congratulations to the survivors who have taken a monumental leap forward towards your financial freedom.
Applications for our 2018 Fall Cycle will be available August 1st.
Grants of Hope Information Sessions: June 13th, 2018 (Online meeting details TBA)
Applications available July 1st – July 15th.
Top 10 applicant interviews will be conducted between July 15th – July 30th.
Program begins August 8th – October 24th
Grant Disbursements by November 1st.