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Funding Application

Referral Criteria:

  1. All referrals must be initiated by a referring agency. We do not accept self-referrals.

  2. Potential recipients are child or adult survivors of domestic abuse who have left the abusive relationship (see below for definition).

  3. Potential recipients must live in program-based housing with case management services.

  4. Funding requests must be education-centered.



  • Domestic Abuse: TCTGSF recognizes the United States’ Department of Justice’s definition of domestic violence ( as our criteria for determining eligibility:


Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. 


Children who grow up witnessing domestic violence are among those seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life of life, increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation of victims and abusers.

  • Education: TCTGSF recognizes the following definition of education as our guiding principle in funding decisions ("What is the Best Definition for Education?"


Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes through various formal and informal methods, such as schooling, training, instruction, mentoring, and experience. It involves the development of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical abilities to prepare individuals for personal growth and contribution to society. Education can take place in various settings, such as schools, universities, workplaces, homes, and communities, and can be delivered through different media, such as books, lectures, videos, and online platforms. The ultimate goal of education is to empower individuals to live fulfilling lives and make positive contributions to the world around them.


TCTGSF will consider funding for two types of education, formal and non-formal education as defined below:


Formal education: This type of education refers to the structured learning that takes place in schools, colleges, universities, and other formal institutions. Formal education typically follows a set curriculum and involves a teacher or instructor who delivers instruction to students. It is usually standardized and has specific learning objectives and assessments.


Non-formal education: This type of education refers to any organized and structured learning that takes place outside of formal institutions. It can be delivered through courses, workshops, seminars, apprenticeships, or distance learning programs. Non-formal education is more flexible than formal education, and learners can choose their own learning objectives and pace.


Referring Agency Requirements:


  1. Referring agency must submit a signed consent form along with the application for consideration.

  2. Referring agency must sign Memorandum of Understanding with TCTGSF that specifies that any TCTGSF-awarded funding or other resources will be disseminated to the approved recipient only.

  3. The referring agency will provide TCTGSF with all receipts and other documentation that the award was directed to and received as intended.

  4. The referring agency will submit quarterly reports tracking TCTGSF outcomes/metrics associated with awards.

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