Prevention Approaches to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence

The application period for this funding opportunity has closed.

The root causes of domestic violence are complex and challenging to address. While services for survivors remain essential, the root causes of domestic violence won’t be found in a shelter. Similarly, its impacts are not contained within any one family. Its effects reverberate through the communities where survivors live, work, worship, and build their lives. Overcoming the root causes of violence and ultimately breaking the cycle of domestic violence requires the willingness to champion new ideas and forge new partnerships with those working in communities across California.

The Foundation sought 12-15 individuals passionate about ending violence to work with other creative individuals from both inside and outside the domestic violence field as part of our Co-Design Lab, “Prevention Approaches to Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence.” These Design Team Fellows will come together to envision a California free from domestic violence and to creatively explore what experiments and risks need to be seeded now to allow for this vision of a better future. 

We encouraged applications from a wide range of fields whose work focuses on — but is not limited to — domestic violence, family/children/youth, equity, communities, healing, arts/media, and other sectors that can partner to end violence. In short, people who are thoughtful, respectful, critical, and passionate about the issues facing our California communities were eligible to apply.

The Foundation recently joined Gobee Group to host a webinar to provide background on the Co-Design Lab and answer questions from prospective applicants. For more information, view the recorded presentation or download the slides

To see answers to frequently asked questions, view FAQs for Design Team Fellows Request for Applications.


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