Mission & History

MISSION

Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention seeks to reduce incidents of domestic violence in our community through outreach, awareness and education. 

VISION

Through research and collaboration we create educational content that helps people confidently develop healthy relationships.

We act on our mission and vision by working with Kansas City area domestic violence shelters to fund their programming, by speaking about domestic violence in the community and by holding events to bring awareness that people can survive and thrive after abuse.

Domestic Violence programs all over the country have experienced sharp declines in funding from local, state and national government. However, there has been an increase in demand on services. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 women in the U.S. are affected by domestic violence (DV) in their lifetime and men are reporting abuse at an alarming rate. Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention intends to reduce incidents of domestic violence through community outreach, awareness and education. 

Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention was originally founded by two sisters in 2012 and was named Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention.  As the organization developed, and more was learned, the organization’s Board of Directors decided to make a name change in late 2015. We are a non-judgmental organization that realizes people on all sides of domestic violence need to understand it in order to fight it. Additionally, we believe that education is the key to eradicating domestic violence.

We are building an organization to fulfill that mission by educating people about healthy relationships so they can confidently take charge of their own relationship destination. In the past 3 years, we have solely done fundraising to provide grants for domestic violence agency’s existing community outreach and educational programming. In the future, we are focused on developing youth education programming. We will also provide self-esteem training to people of all ages because we know that confidence is an important part of healthy relationships!