The People With Disabilities Foundation provides education and advocacy services for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, with the goal of driving full integration of people with mental disabilities into society.
PWDF is continuing the development of its pilot grant program, which supports the work of other agencies to integrate people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities into society. To that end, grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded in support of programs, projects, or general operating expenses related to advocacy, education, vocational, or other areas of particular interest, including full-scale legal representation where there currently is a void in such representation for the disabled population.
To be eligible, applicants must be an IRS approved Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or be able to provide a very clear statement of service, impact, and need for the grant; have been in operation a minimum of three years; and be able to provide documentation of same. In addition, an organization's mission and program must benefit people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, and the organization must have direct contact with this population, either through advocacy, education (which can include destigmatization programs), or other relevant services.
Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 6, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.