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AWS Foundation Grant

Grants to Northeast Indiana Nonprofits for Programs
that Support Children and Adults with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AWS Foundation

LOI Date:

02/01/19

Deadline Date:

03/15/19 5:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Northeast Indiana nonprofits for programs that support adults and children with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Applicants may be required to submit an LOI by August 1, 2018. Funding is intended to help these populations function independently, be included in the community, and live at their highest potential.

Eligible regions include the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.

The grant focus is specific to individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, fragile X syndrome and alcohol fetal syndrome, etc. Aging or illness-related disabilities fall outside the scope of disabilities.

To be competitive for funding, your request should:

- Align with the AWS Foundation’s mission.
- Consider innovative or new approaches that address the needs of people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.
- Involve a significant number of individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

The Foundation’s funding priorities are:

- Program
- Capital
- Operating

Foundation priority initiatives:

- Social Enrichment: Seeking inclusive and accessible social, recreational and creative programs that engage and inspire individuals with disabilities.
- Education and Employment: Supporting access to educational resources and activities to be successful learners, both academically and in developing life skills, that offer individuals with disabilities equal opportunity for meaningful employment.
- Transportation: Pursuing opportunities for accessible, affordable community transportation increasing access to locations throughout the community for individuals with disabilities.
- Early Diagnosis and System Navigation: Exploring programs that recognize and diagnose disabilities early to achieve each individual’s highest potential, providing easy access and information to assist families and caregivers, and gaining a better understanding of effective therapies for individuals with disabilities.
- Housing: Broadening opportunities for safe, secure and affordable housing that provides a variety of beneficial living environments for individuals with disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181274

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Requests of $50,000 or more require an LOI.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations qualified for funding consideration must be 501(c)(3) organizations serving the northeast Indiana counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.

Requests to fund individuals, support fundraising activities of other organizations or religious activities are not competitive for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

An LOI is required for requests that fall into one of these categories:

- The organization is making its first formal grant request;
- The request is for capital support regardless of amount;
- The request is for $50,000 or more;
- The funding is a multi-year request.

Applications open two weeks before their due date and must be received by 5 p.m. (EST) per the grant deadlines below and are accepted only via the Foundation’s website.

Deadlines:

Summer 2018 Grant Cycle:

- Letter of Intent due May 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Invitation to apply by May 15, 2018
- Grant Application due June 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Grant decision on August 14, 2018

Fall 2018 Grant Cycle:

- Letter of Intent Due: August 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Invitation to apply by: August 15, 2018
- Grant Application Due: September 14, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Decision Announcement: November 14, 2018

Winter 2018 Grant Cycle:

- Letter of Intent Due: November 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Invitation to apply by: November 15, 2018
- Grant Application Due: December 14, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST
- Decision Announcement: February 13, 2019

Spring 2019 Grant Cycle:

- Letter of Intent Due: February 1, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST
- Invitation to apply: February 15, 2019
- Grant Application Due: March 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST
- Decision Announcement: May 15, 2019

Note: When referring to people with disabilities in your grant application, please use “People First” Language, respectfully putting the person before the disability, i.e., individuals with disabilities, individual with autism.

For an example of what “People First” Language is, see the pdf in Supporting Documents below.

Preview the grant form: https://www.grantinterface.com/Form/Preview?form=243262&urlkey=awshttps://www.grantinterface.com/Form/Preview?form=243262&urlkey=aws

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=aws

Lynne Gilmore, Chief Program Officer
LGilmore@awsfoundation.org
260.207.5656

For difficulties with the online portal, contact Grant Administrator, Andie Mosley, at amosley@awsfoundation.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties