What kinds of organizations do you fund? Can I apply for a grant?

Avon Products, Inc. has relocated its headquarters to the U.K., and as such the Avon Foundation for Women is now focusing its efforts to eradicate breast cancer and violence against women in more than 50 markets worldwide. Therefore, the Avon Foundation is no longer funding partnerships/projects in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada.

Globally, starting in 2018 any requests for funding will be by invitation only. Unsolicited requests for funding or products will not be accepted.

The Avon Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or of foreign equivalent, in the areas outlined in our mission statement: breast cancer and violence against women and girls. The Avon Foundation lists every grant it issues.

 

What kinds of organizations do you not fund?

The Avon Foundation does not provide grants to the following:

  • Individuals or programs that benefit specific individuals
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations, campaigns, or candidates
  • Personal fundraising or fees for special events (runs, walk-a-thons, etc.)
  • Individual medical researchers or practitioners except through a larger Avon Foundation funding program through an institution
  • Direct costs of patient care or treatment

 

If I’m invited by the Avon Foundation to submit a proposal, how do I apply for funding?

The Avon Foundation will provide you with the link to submit your proposal. The Avon Foundation employs a paperless application process.   All applications must be submitted through the online grants submission system.

 

My NGO is based outside of the U.S. Can we apply for a grant?

Only NGOs which are invited to apply may have the opportunity to be considered for a grant. We do not accept unsolicited requests for support.

 

My nonprofit agency is based in the U.S., but we work globally to end violence against women and girls and/or to reduce breast cancer. Can we apply for a grant?

Only nonprofits which are invited to apply may have the opportunity to be considered for a grant. We do not accept unsolicited requests for support.

 

My NGO has lost a majority of its funding, and we need immediate help. Can we apply for a grant?

Only NGOs which are invited to apply may have the opportunity to be considered for a grant. We do not accept unsolicited requests for support.

 

I am a victim of domestic abuse. Can I apply for a grant or scholarship?

Although we would like to help you, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Avon Foundation is not able to provide financial assistance to any individual for any reason. This is due to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines.

 

I am an individual / I know an individual suffering from breast cancer and/or a victim of abuse. Can I apply for a grant or scholarship?

Unfortunately, no. The Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is legally unable to provide financial assistance to individuals for any reason. This is due to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. We encourage you to seek out additional local resources for support.

 

Please click on the Avon Breast Cancer Promise to learn more.

 

How can I participate in or donate to the AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer?

The U.S.-based Avon Breast Cancer Crusade concluded its Walk series and grant program in the U.S. in 2017. In Spring 2018, New Avon LLC, the U.S.-based business overseeing Avon activities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, will introduce a new program that will continue this work in the U.S.

I am a victim of domestic violence or dating abuse. Can you help me?

The Avon Foundation for Women is not a direct service agency and cannot provide individual advice or resources.

Can you sponsor my event, meeting, or corporate function?

Sponsorships fall outside of the scope of the Avon Foundation for Women. We have limited funds and receive many requests of this nature. Because the Avon Foundation’s mission is focused on the issues of breast cancer and violence against women and girls, the large number of requests we receive from many worthwhile organizations exceeds our budget, and we cannot accommodate all of them.

Can you donate a gift basket or Avon products for my fundraising event?

The Avon Foundation does not have access to products to donate. You may consider reaching out to New Avon LLC to request support and products.

 

Why does the Avon Foundation for Women focus support on women since men can also be victims of violence and get breast cancer?

Although the Avon Foundation’s mission is to help women and their families, and statistics show that most victims of violence are women and are diagnosed with breast cancer, the Avon Foundation recognizes that women and men of any age, race, or economic level can be victims of violence and cancer.

How can I apply for a scholarship or other educational funding?

  • If you are contacting us from outside the United States, please visit this page.
  • If you are contacting us from the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada, please note in 2018, New Avon LLC manages the Avon Representative Scholarship Programs in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. You may wish to contact New Avon LLC directly about scholarships offered.

How can I submit my resume for a job at the Avon Foundation for Women?

The Avon Foundation is not accepting resumes at this time.  For careers with Avon Products, Inc., please visit their website.

How can I become an Avon Representative?

Please visit the Avon Products, Inc. website to learn more about direct selling with Avon.