Dove is offering $5,000 grants for dads without access to paid paternity leave

Special grant will allow dads the opportunity to have paid paternity leave, even if their jobs do not offer it.

(CNN)The idea of paid paternity leave has hit the national stage as focus shifts from new moms to the whole family unit when a child is born. As companies decide to offer the added benefit to new parents, one company is offering a grant to dads who do not have access to paid paternity leave.

Dove started a Paternity Leave Fund that is an effort to raise over $1 million for dads across America over the next two years, according to their website. The fund will provide fathers who do not have access to paternity leave with $5,000 grants so they can be home to spend time with their new children.
Dove says, "Working dads shouldn't have to choose between their children and a paycheck—because when they take paternity leave, it benefits families, workplaces and communities."