Tower Foundation: Core Programs & Services Grants
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $50,000
Next deadline: Aug 15, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)
Later deadlines: Aug 22, 2018 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal), Jan 10, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Jan 17, 2019 8:59pm PST (Pre proposal), May 2, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), May 9, 2019 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Essex County, Nantucket County, Counties in New York: Erie County, Niagara County Expand all
Location of residency: Counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Essex County, Nantucket County, Counties in New York: Erie County, Niagara County Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Note: The deadlines for preliminary grant submissions are the "pre-proposal" deadlines above. New applicants should create a grants portal account by the "letter of inquiry" deadlines.
- Conceptual skills (e.g., language and literacy; money; time; number concepts; selfdirection)
- Social skills (e.g., interpersonal skills, social responsibility; self-esteem, gullibility, naïveté, social problem-solving; ability to follow rules/obey laws and avoid being victimized)
- Practical skills (e.g., personal care, occupational skills; healthcare; travel/transportation; schedules/routines; safety use of money use of telephone.
(American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2011)
- Projects must focus on children, adolescents, or young adults (up to age 26) affected by intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
- The Tower Foundation encourages multi-year grants with budgets ranging from (but not limited to) $20,000 to $50,000 per year.
- The majority of grant funds should be for expenses that are new to the organization as a result of the proposed project.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Organizations primarily serving residents of the following areas are eligible to apply for Tower Foundation grants:
- Barnstable County
- Dukes County
- Essex County
- Nantucket County
- New York
- Erie County
- Niagara County
- Additionally, applicants must be:
- not-for-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation that are not private foundations, or
- not-for-profit public benefit corporations, or
- public and diocesan school districts, or
- private and charter schools.
- While open to a range of projects that have the potential to advance its goals, the Foundation will give preference to projects focusing on the following:
- Screening and Assessment: Programs or processes that promptly identify challenges that young people face and match them with optimally effective services, treatment, or supports.
- Community-Based Education and Supports:
- Community and Professional Education: Community-based education or professional development that enhance knowledge of intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness and/or substance use disorders; and on tools and evidence-based approaches to promote life and learning skills, wellness, independence, and an individual and creative voice. Education can target teachers and educators, employers, healthcare and human services professionals, and the general public.
- Family Supports: Programs that are supportive of parents and families: parent or peer networks, respite or social activities, family-based support for recovery and wellness, and family support of career and educational planning.
- Transition/Service Navigation: Programs that help young people navigate life transitions, including transitions from one educational setting to another, transitions from job training to employment, and transitions that continue to facilitate personal growth and fulfillment. This includes programs that facilitate sustained recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
- The Foundation does not fund programs or projects that:
- provide private benefits for any grant recipient or affiliated person,
- attempt to influence legislation or intervene in any political campaign,
- contribute to capital improvements or capital campaigns
- consist of scholarships, services, or treatment for specific individuals,
- consist largely of general operating support.
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