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Announcing The Family Foundation 2015 Matching Gift Program for AVDA's Life Enrichment Center

 

The Family Foundation (who wishes to remain anonymous) will match eligible donations, up to a total of $50,000 for this matching program period, to Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse to assist in the quest to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone can participate in the Family Foundation's 2015 Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Matching Gift Program.  Please note that an applicant must make a current donation during the Matching Gift Program period, February 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015.

Which Programs Qualify to Receive Matching Funds?

Currently, only donations made to Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse for the Life Enrichment Center are eligible for the Matching Gift.

What Contributions are Eligible?

  • Must be a current gift, from the donor's funds, which has been paid and not simply pledged.  For gifts of installments, each installment must be submitted separately and must meet the program guidelines.

  • Gifts must be contributions made directly to Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse for the Life Enrichment Center.

  • Gifts must be in the form of cash, check, credit card or marketable securities with a quoted market value.  Gifts of securities are valued based on the average of the high and low selling prives on the date of the gift.

What is Not Eligible?

  • Prior contributions
  • Gifts made in lieu of pledges
  • Gifts of real or personal property

Is There a Time Limit for Matching My Gift?

Gifts must be made during the Program Period, February 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015, to be considered for matching.  

How the Program Works

To make your eligible donation, simply click on this link and indicate that your gift is for the Life Enrichment Center.  You may also send a check to AVDA at P.O. Box 6161, Delray Beach, FL 33482. Checks must be made out to AVDA - Aid to Victims of  Domestic Abuse.  You must download and fill out the 2015 Matching Gift Program Form and e-mail to mforce@avda-fl.com in order for your gift to be counted.  If you are mailing a check, please print the form and mail with your check to the above address. 

For more information, please call 561-265-3797.

Thank you!


What is Domestic Abuse?


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, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

  • One in four women nationally will report domestic violence.
  • On average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country every day.
  • One in five teens reports having been hit, slapped, or pushed by a partner. 

What Is Stalking?


Repeated or unwanted behavior from an individual that is harassing, intimidating, or threatening.  Stalking is most common in intimate partner relationships.  Many times there will be an increase in stalking behavior upon leaving a controlling relationship.

  • 6.6 million people are stalked each year in the United States.
  • 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  • 76% of women who are murdered by their partners had been stalked in the year prior to being killed.
  • Physical abuse and stalking together indicate a higher threat of homicide than either behavior alone.

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. shall make every effort to provide services to eligible individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, immigration status, language spoken, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Boca Raton Florida City of Boynton Beach City of Delray Beach
Department of Economic Sustainability Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Certified Nonprofits First United Way of Palm Beach County Town of Palm Beach United Way