For more than 25 years, Aurora Health Care has been at the forefront of local efforts to address the critical and heartbreaking effects of assault and abuse. The Aurora Safe Mom Safe Baby program combines nurse case management, prenatal and perinatal care, and advocacy services to address the needs of pregnant women experiencing domestic violence. Sexual assault services and community outreach in particular are integral to Aurora’s Well Community efforts.

According to national studies, 22 million American women and 1.6 million men have been raped in their lifetimes, with victims more likely to suffer from depression, substance abuse and a wide range of physical ailments, including chronic pain and diabetes. College campuses have been cited as environments in which sexual assault is particularly prevalent and unreported.

Aurora is in a position to support campus efforts that address the unique issues and challenges that 4 year colleges and universities face in preventing and responding to sexual assault.


June 13, 2016


Letter of Inquiry/Intent (LOI) submission deadline

July 22, 2016


Invitation to Full Proposal for select applicants

Sept. 2, 2016


Full Proposal submission deadline

Oct. 31, 2016


Award notification

Nov. 2016


Grants awarded

How to apply

Universities and colleges seeking funding for campus sexual assault violence prevention services will be required to participate in a competitive grant process to be considered for funding.  The following are the basic steps to apply:

  1. Complete a profile for your organization on Philanthropy Online (POL) - Only agencies with completed and visible profiles online are eligible to apply.

  2. Submit a letter of inquiry (POL login required) - The Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund Committee will determine if the project merits further consideration in light of available resources and current priorities.

  3. Complete a full proposal (POL login required) - If encouraged to apply, you will receive an invitation to access the full proposal and complete the application.

  4. Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund Committee Review - Committee members will review the proposals and approve certain projects for funding.

  5. Notification - All applicants will receive notification of the Committee’s action via email. 

Funding will support 4 year eastern Wisconsin universities and colleges throughout the Aurora service area to create safer campus environments and provide training and service by increasing transparency, enforcement, interagency coordination of advocacy efforts, and on-campus counseling services to prevent violence and support survivors.

Eastern Wisconsin colleges and universities not affiliated with Aurora Health Care are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry for funding.

Grant materials

Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund RFP Guidelines - Sexual Assault Violence Prevention >

Required attachments

  • Most recent audited financial statement and notes (Full Proposal phase)
  • Most recent form 990
  • Year to date income and expense statement and balance sheet
  • Organizational anti-discrimination policy
  • Most recent strategic plan
  • Signed signature page (docx.)

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For more information contact:

Aurora Health Care

Mark Huber VP, Social Responsibility



Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Liliane McFarlane, Grants Manager