Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grants
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65 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grants in the United States for your nonprofit
From private foundations to corporations seeking to fund grants for nonprofits.
55 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grants over $5K in average grant size
10 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grants supporting general operating expenses
42 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Grants supporting programs / projects
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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
NOTE: Letters of Intent (LOIs) will be screened for responsiveness to this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) and for fit to program goals. Only those invited will be permitted to submit full proposals. Notification of invitation to submit a full proposal or rejection of the LOI will occur within 60 days of the LOI deadline.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit research organization that seeks to empower patients and others with actionable information about their health and healthcare choices. We fund comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER), which compares two or more medical treatments, services, or health practices to help patients and other stakeholders make better informed decisions.
Since its authorization by Congress in 2010, PCORI has awarded more than $3 billion to fund nearly 2,000 research and related projects (explore our research portfolio). PCORI-funded research studies produce important results that are published in leading medical journals and presented at major scientific meetings. Results from studies we have funded are also taken up in a variety of clinical guidelines. We post results from every study we fund, with versions for both patients and clinicians.
In 2019, PCORI’s funding was reauthorized, with additional research priorities—intellectual and developmental disabilities and maternal morbidity and mortality—and a mandate to consider, as appropriate, the full range of outcomes data, including the potential burdens and economic impacts of the use of medical treatments, items, and services for different stakeholders in the research we fund.
PCORI is committed to transparency and a rigorous stakeholder-driven process that emphasizes patient engagement. PCORI uses a variety of forums and public comment periods to obtain public input to enhance its work. PCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients and other stakeholders.
RFP - Supporting Healthcare Equity in Communities of Color for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Every human being has the right to be treated with dignity. Our current healthcare system provides inadequate consideration for the needs of adults with developmental disabilities, with many experiencing healthcare as a source of harm and mistrust. WITH Foundation (WITH) promotes comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities in the United States that is designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. WITH embraces an intersectional approach, centers the expertise and leadership of those most impacted by this injustice, is committed to cultural humility and addressing power imbalances, and values innovation. In alignment, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. RWJF is working with others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. This work requires us to identify, understand, confront, and remove the structural barriers to health and wellbeing, including racism, ableism, discrimination, and their consequences. We cannot achieve a Culture of Health until everyone, including those living with disabilities, has a fair and just opportunity to achieve their best health.
Areas of Support
This is an invitation for collaborative proposals that support projects fostering health and healthcare systems transformation for Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color, centering the goals, perspectives, and needs of this population. This contributes to a health and healthcare system that is fair and just, treats all people with dignity and respect, and rectifies past harms and prevents future ones.
Proposals should prioritize one of the following approaches:
- Implementation: Support implementation of models, i.e., seeding systems solutions of projects that support community-based Primary Care Providers (PCPs) in providing care that meets the needs and goals of Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color;
- Educational Resources: Developing resources with Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and/or creating/leveraging networks supporting resource dissemination and utilization to PCPs, healthcare entities, and larger healthcare and disability justice6 ecosystems regarding the experiences of Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color;
- Advocacy: Support regional or national advocacy with entities such as grassroots organizing groups, social movement groups, movement-building organizations, community-based organizations, community organizing groups, and base building groups related to the care that Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color receive from PCPs; and
- Research: Identify and fill gaps in knowledge and inform efforts to improve health related to the care that Older Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Communities of Color receive.
To provide financial and other resources to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our vision is one of lasting progress and sustainable solutions to address the range of needs among the intellectual and developmental disabilities population. We envision a world where these individuals are celebrated for their unique gifts. We want families to have open access to resources and information they need to make decisions about best-in-class care for their loved ones. We imagine a world where local communities are actively engaged in learning from and receiving the meaningful contributions of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by including them in the fabric of the community.
Funding priority will be for organizations that provide services for the IDD population and focus primarily on individuals over the age of 22, although requests from organizations focused on children will be considered. Funding requests for specific projects, as opposed to general operating support, are the most competitive. The Foundation has no geographic limitations and will consider applications from anywhere in the United States and abroad.
Grants typically range from $5,000 to $15,000. Grants are generally for one year in duration.
Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
Jordan’s off and on course experiences have shaped his personal charitable outlook. The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation offers a platform for Jordan to lend time, help grow awareness and offer financial support for four philanthropic areas: individuals with special needs, junior golf, military families and veterans, and pediatric cancer.
Individuals with Special Needs
The Foundation seeks to partner with programs that close the gap for those with cognitive or neurological special needs, ensuring these children and young adults have access to developmental programming and vocational opportunities to expand their communication, self-help, and social skills. We focus on pursuing partners that create developmental opportunities and promote inclusion for the intellectually disabled.
We believe the game of golf can be a conduit for many life skills and an on-ramp for expanding youth horizons. The Foundation will focus on junior golf programs that are diverse, emphasize outreach and remove potential socio-economic barriers to the game. We also pursue partnerships with groups that utilize golf as an avenue to furthering education and/or mentorship opportunities.
Military Families and Veterans
In an effort to honor those military members who have served our country, the Foundation pursues established grant partners who directly impact service members and/or their families through financial aid opportunities, familial respite support, mental and physical therapies and avenues that look to provide long-term support mechanisms.
Our goal is to fund programs that offer direct care for children fighting cancer and their families. This includes supporting child life services, emotional and social therapies, familial respite, and avenues to overcome financial burdens on families when facing a diagnosis. Additionally, the ultimate goal of the JSFF and our partners would be to eradicate pediatric cancers, and we welcome grant applications for research and clinical trials.
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