This year, Mary Kay Ash Foundation awarded 60 domestic violence shelters $20,000 grants, totaling $1.2 million. These grants help fund life-saving work through programs, services, facility upgrades,
In addition, the foundation awarded 12 cancer research grants totaling $1.2 million. Researchers from top accredited universities and institutes received $100,000 grants to further conduct research in cancers primarily affecting women.
For over two decades, the Mary Kay Ash Foundation has awarded more than $92 million to women’s shelters and domestic violence service providers, as well as cancer research programs and related causes.
Michael Lunceford, president of the foundation’s board, said: – For more than 25 years, the Mary Kay Ash Foundation has been unwavering in its mission to support cancer researchers who are seeking cures for cancers affecting women and provide life-saving resources to domestic violence shelters across the country. It is our responsibility to ensure researchers and domestic violence service providers have what they need to create a better world for women – one where they are safe and healthy. These grants are just one of the ways we are continuing our mission to better the lives of women everywhere.