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The Tommy Wilson Memorial Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Recreational
Programming for People with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)

Deadline Date:

12/01/18 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to USA nonprofit organizations to support recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Priority will be given to proposals that benefit economically disadvantaged or low-income individuals. Funding must be used directly to support individuals with disabilities in recreational activities, such as facilities, registration fees, housing, and equipment.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:
-The program must provide a specific direct service to individuals with disabilities.
-The program must focus on recreational pursuits for individuals with disabilities.
-The applicant must have a successful record of programming for individuals with disabilities.
-Priority is given to programs that have at least one SHAPE America member on staff.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153362

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are awarded for up to $1,500 total per year. Applicants may apply for $500 to $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The applicant must have a successful record of programming for individuals with disabilities.

Grants may not be used to cover administrative costs.

Awards committee members and SHAPE America board members are not eligible to apply for these grants.

Pre-Application Information:

All materials must be received electronically at SHAPE America by December 1 of each year.

SHAPE America reserves the right to not award any funds in any given year.

Awards will be presented at each annual SHAPE America Convention. Winners are invited to attend but attendance is not mandatory. Please note that SHAPE America cannot reimburse attendees’ travel or Convention expenses.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email your completed application in Word format to:

SHAPE America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191

P: (800) 213-7193
F: 703-476-9527

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