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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: The National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

Results: NNEDV has a range of projects that address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations at the state and national level, we’re changing the way our society deals with domestic violence.

Target demographics: The general public. Domestic violence affects everyone, therefore everyone must be part of the solution.

Programs: 1. Amy?s Courage Fund: Offers emergency financial grants directly to domestic violence survivors and their children who are fleeing abusive relationships.2. Economic Empowerment Project: Provides the knowledge and skills that help victims of domestic violence achieve economic self-sufficiency.3. Education and Job Training Fund: Offers financial grants directly to domestic violence survivors to meet their job training and education goals.4. Safety Net Project: Educates victims of domestic and sexual violence, their advocates, and the general public on ways to use technology strategically to help escape abusive relationships.5. State Coalition Technical Assistance Project: Offers training, support and ongoing technical assistance for state domestic violence coalitions to increase their capacity to support the local programs in their states.6. Transitional Housing Project: Provides technical assistance to domestic violence organizations in implementing best practices for transitional housing and related services.7. Underserved Communities Leadership Project: Works with state domestic violence coalitions and local programs to enhance leadership opportunities for members of underserved and marginalized communities, and to address the barriers that these communities encounter when seeking services and support.8. VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Implementation Project: Assists states and local communities with the implementation of VAWA 2005 certifications and provides state coalitions with the latest information about VAWA programs and policies.

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Rating: 5

This organization represents all of the state domestic violence coalitions and DV/sexual assault coalitions, and by extension all of the shelters, hotline, prevention and counseling programs, and much more in every state and territory. They make sure that impactful legislation passes Congress, that the funding goes where it needs to go, and that critical technical assistance (and the most cutting-edge understanding and research) is available to all of those groups. Right now I can't think of anything more important.