NFL to announce $10M to prevent sexual violence

The NFL on Tuesday will announce $10 million in funding over the next five years to a coalition of non-profit organizations working to prevent sexual violence.

The first phase of the NFL’s donation to Raliance, the coalition between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will go into effect on July 1, with the awarding of 27 grants worth $50,000 each to a variety of organizations across the country and one in Guam.

There, Baker and other sexual assault prevention experts pitched this coalition, which they hope will immediately provide the money local and national organizations need for victim services, education, research and prevention.

Isaacson said she is in communication with leaders from the three organizations in the coalition to discuss sexual violence issues, including major news stories like the recent case of a Stanford student whose light sentence following a felony sexual assault conviction triggered national outcry.