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Grant Making

The Vision of Hope Fund Request for Proposals provides sufficient information to enable applicants to prepare and submit proposals for funding consideration by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's Vision of Hope Fund.

PCAR launched the fund in July 2005 to battle child sexual abuse by funding innovation in child sexual abuse prevention and intervention. We prioritize critical research, effective prevention strategies, teaching adult responsibility and accountability, and supporting services to children who have been sexually victimized.

Eligible applicants include public agencies (including state agencies, units of local government, public universities and colleges) and private organizations (including faith- and community-based organizations) conducting grant activities, including 501(c)(3), LEA (local education agencies), individual researchers or research organizations.

Applicants must provide documentation of 501(c)(3) determination, and be registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations or able to provide a description of the reason they are exempt from BCO registration.

The deadline for grant applications for the 2014-15 fiscal year has passed. More information on the 2015-16 grant process will be available in the fall of 2014.

An overview of Pennsylvania's Charitable Solicitation law can be found here.

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