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The Special Hope Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Quality Health Care
for the Developmentally Disabled

GrantWatch ID#: 176914
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Special Hope Foundation

12/08/16 11:59 PM

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Grants between $10,000 and $40,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that improve health care delivery to adults with developmental disabilities. A letter of Intent must be submitted before applying. Funding is intended to support programs that promote comprehensive health care and are designed to address the unique and fundamental needs of the adult special needs population.

Programs should include at least one of the following:
- Improve health practitioner competency throughout education and/or training programs.
- Address the current inadequate reimbursement system
- Advance formal care coordination including the utilization of trained support personnel caregivers
- Increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally disabled care in order to advance systemic change
- Social policy research
- Identify and overcome barriers to high quality healthcare access.

General operating support is only considered for applicants that have previously utilized the Foundation's project funding.

There are no restrictions based on geography, although applications from the San Francisco Bay Area may be given preferential consideration.

Grants are usually between $10,000 and $40,000.

Grants are typically for one year, but may be as long as three years to support programming that warrants extended funding.

Nonprofit organizations with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.

The Fund is not intended to cover:
- Specific therapies such as physical fitness or nutrition
- Occupational, physical, and speech therapies, equestrian therapy, etc.
- Projects that do not address healthcare delivery
- Funding for political campaigns, candidates, or legislation
- Individuals and/or equipment for individuals
- Non-USA organizations
- Endowments and organizational debt reduction
- Capital campaigns and building related requests
- Direct medical service and filling funding gaps between service costs and insurance reimbursement
- Administrative expenses exceeding 20% of the total funding request

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A Letter of Intent must be submitted by December 8.

Matching grants are encouraged by the Foundation, as well as partnerships and collaborative efforts in grantmaking.

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

LOIs must be submitted through the Special Hope Foundation website:

For questions about the process or to discuss project ideas:

For any other questions:
Phone: 650-320-1715

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