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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to the disabled.


Web Sites

47 Assistance Programs for Individuals with Disabilities
http://www.educationmoney.com/disabled.html
EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Amway's One-by-One Campaign
http://www.amway.com/about-amway/citizenship/amway-one-by-one
Through One by One, Alticor supports programs designed to have a direct, real, and lasting impact on the quality of children's lives, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled; and help children overcome barriers or obstacles to success and fulfillment in their lives. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to concentrate on arts and culture, education, health, and human services.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Arthur B. Schultz Foundation
http://www.absfoundation.org/index.php?id=2
We hope to address to the overwhelming need for wheelchairs in the developing world (20 million by some estimates) by supporting a variety of approaches to get free wheelchairs to those who need them. Distribution of recycled and refurbished Western wheelchairs is one approach. Another is establishment of independent in-country manufacture and repair shops building appropriate technology wheelchairs for the more demanding conditions of the developing world.
ABSF hopes to make a significant contribution to reducing the number of wheelchairs needed in the developing world this generation. We are also working to create greater in-country capability for wheelchair manufacturing and repair in selected countries (currently Vietnam and Thailand), which in turn provides desperately needed employment opportunities for disenfranchised persons with disabilities.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Autism Support Network
Autism Grant Directory
http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/resources/autism-grants-united-states
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation (Disabilities)
http://www.christopherreeve.org/
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation provides Quality of Life Grants to organizations nationwide that help improve opportunities, access and day-to-day quality of life for individuals living with disabilities, primarily paralysis, and their families. Grants support nonprofit organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families and caregivers in twelve categories: children, arts, sports and recreation, education, advocacy, accessibility, practical service, independent living, assistive technology, therapeutic riding, employment and counseling. The Program also offers health promotion awards to nonprofit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases and birth defects, including stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, as well as internationally, are eligible to apply.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc.
http://info.cvscaremark.com/community/ways-we-give/cvs-caremark-charitable-trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust focuses primarily on supporting charitable organizations that are making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. Resources are also allocated to help support organizations focused on providing healthcare to the uninsured. We believe these two areas represent opportunities for the Trust to create positive outcomes for diverse populations of people in communities across the country.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

CVS Caremark Community Grants
http://info.cvscaremark.com/community/ways-we-give/cvs-caremark-community-grants
The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations for programs targeting children with disabilities. The grant application process runs from January 1 through October 31. Qualifying organizations are eligible for grants of up to $5,000.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Disability Resources, Inc.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/
A nonprofit network staffed by volunteers. It provides an extensive online guide to resources, including funding sources, searchable by state and by subject. A newsletter, Disability Resources Monthly, is available by subscription.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
http://cst.dav.org/
The Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities, such as amputation and blindness, and aids and shelters homeless veterans. The Trust supports key programs such as helping to maintain a volunteer-operated transportation network providing rides to sick and disabled veterans needing transportation to and from VA medical centers for treatment. Bringing hope to the forgotten and suffering families of disabled veterans is also a priority. The Trust seeks new and innovative ways to make a positive difference in the lives of the disabled veterans and their families. Of particular interest are programs ensuring quality health care for veterans, assistance to veterans suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse, and programs enhancing research and mobility for veterans with amputations and spinal cord injuries. The Trust is also interested in programs that benefit aging disabled veterans and those that evaluate and address the needs of veterans disabled in recent wars and conflicts. There are four deadlines a year. An application form is available on the Web site. Applicants must include seven sets of the application and documentation. Additional information is available on the Web site.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Easter Seals of Michigan
http://mi.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=MISE_homepage
Easter Seals - Michiganís mission is to create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

FederalGrantsWire Disabled Grants and Loans
http://www.federalgrantswire.com/disabled-federal-grants.html
95 grant and loan listings from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Fundsnet Disability Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/5/Disability-Grants.html
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr Foundation
http://www.jpkf.org/
The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, established in 1946 by Ambassador and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, honors their eldest son who was killed in World War II. The Foundation has two major objectives: to improve the way society deals with its citizens who have mental retardation (intellectual disabilities), and to help identify and disseminate ways to prevent the causes of mental retardation (intellectual disabilities). The guiding strategy of the Foundation is to use its funds in areas where a multiplier effect can be achieved through development of innovative models for services and supports to persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, or for highly selective demonstrations of the prevention of intellectual disabilities. The Foundation operates by providing seed funding that encourages new methods of service and supports, and through use of the Foundation's influence to promote public awareness of the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. Mission "The mission of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is to provide leadership in the field of mental retardation and service to persons with mental retardation, both those born and unborn, and their families."
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Michigan Loan Funds
http://ucpmichigan.org/our-programs/the-michigan-loan-funds
Sponsored by the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan, which works in partnership with Option 1 Credit Union to provide loans. It is funded through public and private donations, and started with grants from the United States Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration.
(1) The Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund (MATLF) supports the purchase of needed technology through low interest rates and loan guarantees.
(2) The mission of the Michigan Employment Loan Fund (MELF) is to reduce or eliminate barriers to employment through low-interest loans. Financial loans can be used to buy equipment for self-employment or to work for an employer from home or a telework center.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
http://www.meaf.org/what_we_do/
Through its National Grant program, MEAF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are working toward the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society. Proposed projects should be national in scope and impact or model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
http://www.msfocus.org/programs-activities.aspx
Since 1996, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) has awarded grants and endowments to universities and other organizations to actively promote quality of life and create a brighter tomorrow for those living with MS. MS centers, with a physical presence in the United States, in need of expanding their programs and services are also eligible for financial assistance from the MSF. Grants are available for implementing or expanding MS Day Programs, diagnostic services, rehabilitation services, support services, social services, education and outreach, and medical care. Applications are accepted beginning September 1st of each year. Applications must be postmarked between September 1st and November 1st to be eligible for funding.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Alliance For Accessible Golf
http://www.accessgolf.org/
Deadline: December 31
The Alliance, along with the United States Golf Association, believes that golf should be open to everyone, even those with disabilities. The Alliance administers the grant application process for organizations that provide golf programs for individuals with disabilities. The Alliance encourages programs that provide inclusive programming as well as opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Because the grants committee believes that the values of the game are best learned by playing it, the Alliance focuses its attention on programs that provide opportunities for participants to experience golf to the fullest extent possible. Programs should offer affordable and accessible opportunities for participants to experience golf both during scheduled programming and after programming is concluded. The Alliance will consider requests for funds to assist with costs for the following core golf program costs: golf course or driving range access, golf instruction, standard and adaptive golf clubs and bags, adaptive teaching equipment, transportation of participants to and from programming, and inclusion activities. The Alliance accepts applications on a rolling basis in 2011. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

National Inclusion Project
http://www.inclusionproject.org/
As a national leader in the movement toward full inclusion, the National Inclusion Project is proud to partner with community organizations that are seeking to programmatically open doors for ALL children to learn, live, and play together. Through training, consulting, and funding, the Project will meet organizations where they are and help them to implement quality programs that impact children and families in their communities. The National Inclusion Project will focus on programs that fulfill its mission.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

NEC Foundation of America
http://www.necfoundation.org/
Established by NEC Corporation, the NEC Foundation of America supports programs with national reach and impact in assistive technology for people with disabilities. The foundation makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations in support of the development, application, and use of technology by and for people with disabilities. All proposals should demonstrate national reach and impact.
Note: Grantmaking has been temporarily suspended.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Paralyzed Veterans of America
http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305401/k.BCBB/Home.htm
The PVA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides funding in five project categories:
(1) Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
(2) Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
(3) Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
(4) Assistive technologyóDevelopment of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
(5) Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Pete and Carrie Rozelle Award
http://www.ncld.org/about-us/scholarships-aamp-awards/pete-aamp-carrie-rozelle-award
The Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award is given to a school or school-related program that addresses the educational and social/emotional needs of all children, including those with learning disabilities. This $5,000 award will allow for expanded programmatic and staff development opportunities that focus on incorporating effective research-based practices into classroom and school-wide practice.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

The Travis Roy Foundation
http://www.travisroyfoundation.org/
The Foundationís primary goal is to help spinal cord injury survivors and further research for a cure. Named after a Maine youth who became a quadriplegic after a freak collegiate hockey accident, the Foundation has distributed more than $2.5 million in individual and research grants. Individual grants have been used to modify vans and to purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

Jett Travolta Foundation In the News
http://www.jett-travolta-foundation.org/
In memory of their son, John Travolta and Kelly Preston have established The Jett Travolta Foundation which will "assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavioral learning impairments or other special medical, environmental, health or education needs," according to a statement.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
Michigan Loan Funds
http://ucpmichigan.org/our-programs
As an affiliate of one of the nationís largest health charities, United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan assists people with disabilities and their families through our service-based, individual-focused approach. We administer innovative programs that make a difference in the lives of the children and adults we serve, and in the communities they are a part of.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

VSA Arts of Michigan
http://www.vsami.org/
Promotes arts, eduction, and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities. Provides limited financial support for various programs and projects.
(Last checked 06/08/14)

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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

DIRECTORY OF GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. Richard M. Eckstein, ed. Loxahatchee, Fla. : Research Grant Guides, Inc., 2000. 11th edition, 216pp. Funding Center (1 East) HV1553 .H3
Lists more than 700 foundations awarding grants to nonprofit organizations. In addition, this directory includes three informative articles on grantsmanship and twenty-nine federal program profiles. Subject index categories include: accessibility projects, blind, cultural programs, deaf/hard-of-hearing, developmentally disabled, eduation, independent living programs, learning disabilities, mental health, mentally disabled, physically disabled, recreation, rehabilitation, research, speech impaired, vocational training, and youth programs. [Note: Earlier editions available in Main Library Stacks.]

FINANCIAL AID FOR THE DISABLED AND THEIR FAMILIES, see Grants for Individuals: Disabled.

 

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