Bank of America announced that Project Beloved, located in Fort Worth, is one of 13 nonprofits from around the world to receive a $50,000 grant.
Project Beloved was created by created by Tracy Matheson in honor of her daughter Molly, who was sexually assaulted and murdered in 2017. Project Beloved’s mission is to educate, advocate and collaborate to change the conversation about sexual assault and empower its survivors.
The grant will fund “Beloved Bundles” for survivors of sexual assault. The packages will include clothing, undergarments, hygiene products and other comfort items. Funding will also provide “soft” interview rooms at police stations. The rooms include comfortable seating, pleasant lighting, artwork and rugs to help survivors feel more physically and emotionally safe.
“As a community we were moved by the story of Tracy’s daughter Molly and Tracy’s commitment to turn a tragic event into something positive through Project Beloved. We are excited to provide this additional funding to help Project Beloved reach its mission in our community and others,” said Mike Pavell, Fort Worth market president.