What We Do

What does the Kristin Mitchell Foundation do?

The mission of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation is to support educational efforts that raise awareness among young adults about the dangers of unhealthy dating relationships.

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Apply for Grant funding through the Kristin Mitchell Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Kristin Mitchell Foundation (KMF) provides grant funding for projects that help to raise awareness among young adults and teens about Dating Violence Prevention.

Funding proposals, submitted as an electronic application (PDF), are accepted on an on-going basis. Grant awards will be determined by the KMF Board of Directors. Proposals will be given consideration during September (for projects beginning in winter or spring semesters), and during March (for projects beginning in the summer or fall semesters).

Preference is given to projects designed to raise awareness among college-aged young adults.  However, proposals will also be considered for projects designed to reach high school students.

Proposals submitted for consideration in September must be received by August 15th.  Proposals submitted for consideration in March must be received by February 15th.

The funding application is available at this link: KMF Grant Funding Application.

Save this Funding Application to your computer – then fill it out. Also, be sure you save your application to your computer before you email it to us.

Finished forms should be emailed to the Kristin Mitchell Foundation at: kristinskrusade@gmail.com.

The Board of Directors of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation

• Bill Mitchell, President

• Michele L. Mitchell, M.Ed., Treasurer and Secretary

• Patty Mark, Committee Chair

• Stephanie M. Groeber, Co-founder

• Beth E. Sturman, Exec. Director of Laurel House

• Richard J. George, Ph.D.

• George Latella, MBA

• Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Ph.D.

• Bob Teti, CPA

Grants: Helping Others To Perform Our Mission

The Kristin Mitchell Foundation awards grants every year to local agencies working to educate about dating violence on college campuses. Aldersgate Youth Services Bureau and Women In Transition were the two recipients of our 2009 grants.

In 2010, we awarded grants to Aldersgate Youth Services Bureau (Philadelphia area), A Women’s Place (Philadelphia area), University of Maryland Baltimore County (Howard County, Maryland), and Stevenson University (Baltimore, Maryland).

Scholarships: A Scholarship In Kristin’s name

The Kristin M. Mitchell ‘05 Memorial Scholarship is awarded yearly. The recipient will always be a Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate student who exemplifies the extraordinary contributions Kristin made to SJU, and must have demonstrated active involvement in Service Learning activities.

Speaking Engagements: Let Us Talk About Dating Violence

From the time Kristin passed away, our Kristin Mitchell Foundation board members have spoken before colleges and universities about dating violence. We have also given speeches for domestic violence agencies before thousands at their annual luncheons in both Philadelphia and Baltimore.

View all of our upcoming speaking events.

Why We Raise Funds

With proper funding, we take the message of our mission to those who need it. We are open to bringing our fund-raising efforts to new venues. If you or your establishment would like to host us, please contact us and let’s do something that will be great together.

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Dating Violence Is Happening All Around Us

The truth is painful:

  • 1 in 3 girls who have been in a serious relationship say they’ve been concerned about being physically hurt by their partner.
  • 1 in 4 teens who have been in a serious relationship say their boyfriend or girlfriend has tried to prevent them from spending time with friends or family.

March 2006, Liz Claiborne Inc. commissioned Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU).