Jana’s Campaign has announced the award of a $30,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation that will be used to further expand and enhance implementation of gender and relationship violence prevention education programs across the state of Kansas.
The educational programming provides an understanding of the warning signs of unhealthy relationship behaviors to ultimately stop the violence before it starts, teaches leadership to empower those in attendance to continue to be a part of the solution and encourages a strong culture of respect.
The Sunflower Foundation provided this funding through the Social Determinants and Social Needs: Moving Beyond Midstream grant opportunity. The programs selected to receive funding aligned with the mission to advance the collective efforts of state and local nonprofits to address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes for Kansans.
Jana’s Campaign Interim Executive Director, Kaiti Dinges said, “We are excited that the Sunflower Foundation has invested in us and the mission of reducing gender and relationship violence throughout Kansas. The approach and focus of Jana’s Campaign is on prevention education. We believe that education is the most powerful tool to create social change. Through education, one can change and improve social attitudes, behaviors, interactions, and norms.”
The Sunflower Foundation is guided by their mission: to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansans. They seek partnerships with organizations and communities that focus on similar goals.
Jana’s Campaign is a national education and violence prevention organization with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence. In honor of the late Jana Mackey and other victims and survivors of gender and relationship violence, Jana’s Campaign delivers educational programs that prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.