Community Partners Program

The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $5,000

Next deadline: Mar 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Nov 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation

Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in 36 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support.

The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation works to build on The Network’s innovative approach to human services by seeking new solutions and creative ideas for enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries and youth facing emotional, behavioral and other challenges, and their families; and to elders in need of support. The Foundation is The MENTOR Network’s commitment to nurturing the excellence and innovation that ensures such environments—for the populations served by The Network, for our employees and for society as a whole.

The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation is committed to transforming the delivery of human services through the generation of new ideas and best practices. We seek to advance an agenda based on quality, accountability and respect for the individual.

The focus of our giving is on organizations that take a fresh look—through research, innovative thinking, direct care and programming—at how people with disabilities and youth and families facing emotional, behavioral and other challenges are cared for in our society. The Foundation also works to expand opportunity for the individuals we serve through employment and educational support.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are change agents within human services. They are 501c3 organizations that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They also mirror The Network itself: creative, effective and focused on the highest quality standards. Our partners are results-oriented, leveraging resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and to transform society’s vision of and approach to its most vulnerable members.

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in 36 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support. In order to qualify for support from The Network’s Foundation, an organization must benefit the same populations the company serves.

Since its inception in 2007, nearly 300 Community Partner grants have been awarded to organizations in 30 states.

FY2020 Community Partners Information

For FY2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020), applications for the Community Partners program are considered biannually beginning on October 1. The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Community Partners program typically accepts grant requests ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

Organizations are eligible to re-apply for funding every 12 months from the date of the initial grant. Successful re-submissions will demonstrate measurable progress and outcomes from the previous funding cycle.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Our Community Partners are change agents within human services.
  • They are 501c3 organizations that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so.