Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services
In the United States, the statistics are staggering for cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, and spouse and child abuse. As a result, our Foundation is committing resources to organizations dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and connecting those in need with help in their local communities. Our goal is to help sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. We support organizations who provide multi-faceted approaches for education and advocacy to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. We also support victim-centered services that facilitate survivors’ healing and offer transitional shelters, medical programs, counseling, prevention, education, legal representation and more. The goal is to end this violence forever.
If you would like to submit a grant request on behalf of a community organization, please click below to complete our Community & Charitable Grants application.
Turning Victims Into Survivors
Alternatives, Inc. helped 339 individuals last year because of support from the Sonnentag American Foundation. Additionally, their Play for Family Peace golf outing raised $38,000 for Alternatives, Inc.
The organization provided emergency shelter for 192 adults and 146 children in the last 12 months. They answered over 2,500 crisis hotline calls and provided outreach (non-shelter) services for an additional 209 survivors.
Their work is vital in turning victims into survivors.
Your Giving in Action! Honor
“Lacy” came to the shelter with a shattered self esteem and spirit. She had been in an abusive relationship for many years. She had turned to drugs and alcohol to numb her pain. When she first came to the shelter she was nervous and afraid of the unknown. The future was unclear and she knew her past was not healthy or safe for her children; not knowing what the future would hold caused great anxiety. The next morning, she told staff she slept peacefully for the first time in years!
From there she started working on a plan. She helped her daughter settle in to life in a shelter and encouraged her to participate in the children’s programming. Staff helped with securing doctor’s appointments and gathering the necessary items for her newborn. She secured a job, started saving money, began her sobriety journey, and was accepted into our Transitional Housing program. Lacy and her children are thriving today! She has been sober for nearly a year, her daughter’s grades have improved, and both have restored their self-confidence!
YWCA - Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, YWCA of Rock County transforms lives and communities through education and action to empower women and dismantle racism. YWCA understands it takes a...
Turningpoint - In 2019, Turningpoint gave 800 survivors a chance at a second life free of abuse. The organization began almost 40 years ago as a crisis line and has since developed into a 21-bed facility with the resources to guide survivors to safety and freedom. In...
The Women's Community Inc. - The Women’s Community provides specialized services and resources for people affected by sexual assault and domestic violence in Central Wisconsin. Last year, The Women’s Community empowered over 1,600 survivors who faced the effects of...