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Different Needz Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Organizations and Individuals for Equipment
and Services to Benefit People with Disabilities

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Different Needz Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to USA individuals and organizations serving people with developmental disabilities for medical equipment, adaptive toys, services, and therapy devices. Funding is intended to cover the cost of equipment and services that are not covered by insurance but are necessary to maximize potential and obtain the best quality of life.

Many individuals with developmental disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Down Syndrome, require regular physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and/or behavioral therapy. Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, and gait trainers may also be necessary to support and teach basic physical functions. The Foundation has also approved grants for services and equipment such as lifts, adaptive bicycles/strollers/car seats, specialized summer camps, and other necessary items.

Recipients must have developmental disabilities as defined by the Foundation. The Foundation defines “developmental disability” as a severe, chronic disability that:
- Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments;
- Manifests before age ten;
- Is likely to continue indefinitely;
- Results in at least one developmental delay or an established risk; and
- Causes the person to need a combination and sequence of special care, treatment, or provision of services for an extended period of time.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167738

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants to organizations who service people with developmental disabilities are limited to a maximum of $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applications are accepted from organizations and individuals from anywhere in the United States.
- For Individual grants, recipient must have developmental disabilities as defined on the website.
-Organization grants will not be awarded for operational expenses, employee wages or general funding.

The Foundation will NOT accept applications requesting Apple iPads or other comparable electronic tablet/device, service dogs or service dog training, emotional support animals or motor vehicles or adaptations to a motor vehicle. Grant items from Amazon will not be fulfilled.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

Applications can ONLY be submitted electronically through the links on the applications. Please be sure to use the correct form.

Notification of the Foundation’s determination will be sent to applicants via regular U.S. mail in the month of May 2019.

It is mandatory to include with your application, price quotes, catalog pages, or other information that specifically describes what you are requesting and supports the amount you are seeking. Either provide the website link or upload the necessary documentation. Failure to fully provide this information will disqualify your application.

The Foundation considers future needs and provides payment for medical services or equipment directly to the provider.


Contact Information:

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

Individual grant application:

Organization grant application:

Jennifer Brunton, President
The Different Needz Foundation
8584 East Washington St. #122
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
(216) 904-5151

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