We are so excited to announce that we are a finalist for the $10MM Equality Can’t Wait Challenge.
From more than 550 applicants, we are beyond honored to be in the final 10 and excited to join some of our favorite folks and partners like Native Women Lead, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations, and others as fellow finalists.
If FreeFrom wins one of the three $10MM grants available, we will use it to shift the way our society understands and responds to the problem of intimate partner violence. We will call on all pillars of our society to take responsibility for this systemic problem and shift the burden of recovery away from survivors.
The Challenge, hosted by Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation company—with additional support from MacKenzie Scott and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, and managed by Lever for Change—was launched in June 2020 to accelerate the pace of progress toward gender equality in America.
Sonya Passi, our founder & CEO, was quoted in a Forbes article announcing the top 10 finalists. The Challenge, she said, “gives us the freedom and ability to be bold and visionary and the funding to invest in structural change so that every pillar of our society is actively working to support survivors and their long-term safety.”