Inspired by Our Founder

Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live, and how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity and self-esteem, and she gave financial support to the causes she believed in. Today, we honour her legacy of love through The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, which was founded in Canada in 2001.
Through its grant program and awareness initiatives, the Foundation supports women living with the appearance-related side effects of cancer through Look Good Feel Better, and by contributing to women's domestic violence shelters and supporting community outreach programs.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded almost $1 million to help women going through cancer treatment throughout Canada.

Look Good Feel Better

Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Since 2004, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $1.241 Million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence. 

Each year, the Shelter Grant program runs from August to October. Applications are reviewed and recommended by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Committee. After reviewing these recommendations, the Executive Committee selects final grant recipients.

2017 Shelter Grant program

It has been said there is strength in numbers. When we stand together in support of those women and children affected by domestic violence, we are changing lives.

We’d like to congratulate each of our 2017 recipients and commend them on the incredible work they do in assisting women and children regain their lives after domestic violence. From our heart to yours, thank you for your continued support. Together, we are supporting programs that help them realize their worth, their value and, most important, their potential for a happy and healthy life.

A – Passage Transition House, Smithers, BC
B – Win House, Edmonton, AB
C – Sofia House, Regina, SK
D – Willow Place, Winnipeg, MB
E – Women in Crisis, Sault Ste Marie, ON
F – La Gitee, Thetford Mines, QC
G – Fundy Region Transition House, St. Stephen, NB
H – Harbour House, Bridgewater, NS
I – Cara Transition House, Gander, NFLD
J – Anderson House, Charlottetown, PEI