Sunday, May 02, 2010

Grants for Nonprofits Enabling Young People With Disabilities

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post]

Deadline: June 1, 2010 (Concept Papers)

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Offers Support for Programs Benefiting Young People With Disabilities

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation is dedicated to helping young Americans (newborn to early 20s) with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society. The foundation supports organizations and projects within its mission that address important needs, have broad scope and impact, and demonstrate potential for replication at other sites.

The foundation's funding priority is inclusion — enabling young people with disabilities to have full access to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities and to participate alongside their non-disabled peers.
Funding is available for both project costs and operating support, and is open to both disability-specific organizations and those that serve the general population. While requests from all parts of the United States will be considered, priority will be given to communities where Mitsubishi Electric U.S. companies are located. Preference is given to organizations and projects that reflect collaboration among groups and that actively involve people with disabilities in program planning and implementation.

Grants are made only to U.S.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
Grant amounts vary based on the nature of the project/organization and the duration of proposed activities.
The foundation accepts and reviews concept papers throughout the year; however, concept papers should be submitted by June 1 to be considered for funding in the following year.

Visit the MEAF Web site for complete program guidelines.
Link to Complete RFP

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