FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke arrives at Variety's Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women’s Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups in this first round of funding, chosen in consultation with Burke, are focused on underserved communities such as communities of color, immigrant communities and LGBTQ people. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

October 15, 2018 - 12:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence.

The groups in this first round of funding were chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. They are focused on underserved communities such as those of color, immigrant communities and LGBTQ people.

The money — $840,000 — comes from the "Fund for the MeToo Movement and Allies," set up by The New York Women's Foundation earlier this year. The group provided an initial $1 million for a fund to support Burke and the movement she founded 12 years ago, along with other similar organizations, with a goal of raising $5 million a year.

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