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COVID-19 Emergency Relief GLOBAL Grants

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief GLOBAL Grants
Serving GLOBAL’s Esteemed Organization Members
Family Relief Grants Cycle 2 – CLOSED

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is here for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who serve our community. During this devastating pandemic, we have doubled our efforts to save and transform the lives of people with Down syndrome.

In 2020, GLOBAL provided COVID-19 Emergency Relief GLOBAL Grants (“Emergency Grants”) to our organization members. The Grants’ first cycle provided over $116,000 to over 140 families through the Family Relief Grants and aided 42 Down syndrome organizations through the Organizational Relief Grants.

Our Down syndrome organization members continue to inform us that many more individuals with Down syndrome and their families are in dire need of financial assistance. As a result, we have decided to host another cycle of the Emergency Family Grants, with grants up to $1,000 per family, to help provide food, medical care, shelter support, and other critical assistance to individuals with Down syndrome and their families facing crises during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The support our GLOBAL Members provide families and individuals with Down syndrome is more important than ever. Together we will weather this storm and continue to ensure that we protect and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. In the meantime, as always, please stay healthy and be safe.

ELIGIBILITY

GLOBAL Member Organization (Applicant) must:

        • Be located in the state of Colorado; applicants outside of Colorado are not currently being accepted.
        • Be an organization recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, OR if located outside of the US, an equivalent nonprofit charity recognized by the applicable government.
        • Be an organization that actively works to improve the lives of persons with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability disorders (IDD) through research, medical care, education, and/or advocacy.
        • Be a Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) organization member.
        • Per GLOBAL membership requirements, link to the GLOBAL website as a resource.
        • Submit a completed application form during the application window between Thursday, March 4 – Thursday, March 25, 2021. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis until we run out of funds, so it is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
        • If applicant receives a grant, sign a standard GLOBAL grant agreement regarding grant terms and submit the required short follow-up report.
        • Recipient organizations are not required or permitted to provide anything of value to GLOBAL in exchange for the grants.
        • Recipient organizations, their officers, and directors may not be persons in a position to exercise significant influence over GLOBAL, currently or for the last five (5) years.

HOW TO APPLY

COVID-19 Emergency Family Relief Global Grants – Cycle 2

      • All applications must be submitted by a GLOBAL Down Syndrome Organization Member on behalf of a family or individual; individual applications submitted directly to GLOBAL will not be considered.
      • Grants are expressly meant to help individuals with Down syndrome and their families who have an immediate, tangible financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot obtain timely help through other social service channels. Examples of permissible grant uses are medicine, medical bills, rent, utilities, or food needs associated with illness and/or loss of employment.
      • GLOBAL Organization Members of any size can apply, subject to the requirements outlined in this notice and the application form.
      • Each GLOBAL Member can apply for up to two (2) grants of up to $1,000 per family.
      • GLOBAL Members and the families that received a Family Relief Grant in 2020 Cycle 1 may apply again. There is no limit or restriction to multiple cycle funding.
      • We will review eligible Emergency Family Grant applications on a first-come-first-served basis until we run out of funds.
      • Recipients are not required or permitted to provide anything of value to GLOBAL or your organization in exchange for the grants.
      • Recipients and their family members may not be persons in a position to exercise significant influence over GLOBAL or your organization, currently or within the last five (5) years.

 

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