GLOBAL Grants | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

GLOBAL Grants

GLOBAL GRANTS

SAVING AND TRANSFORMING LIVES
The GLOBAL Grants are an important benefit for GLOBAL Organization Members. They allow GLOBAL and local member organizations to collaborate on programs that have a direct, positive impact for the people with Down syndrome we serve.
EDUCATION GRANTS
Opening 3/14/2022   |   Closing 5/6/2022
EMPLOYMENT GRANTS
Opening 11/1/2021   |   Closing 1/14/2022

Education Grants

OVERVIEW

Grant applications must be related to research, medical care, and/or health outcome improvements for children and/or adults Down syndrome. Target audiences may include people with Down syndrome, family members, and professionals.

Grants awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 each.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis and there is no limit to consecutive funding.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a GLOBAL Organization Member (to join or to learn more about memberships details and benefits, go to globaldownsyndrome.org/global-membership/).

The grant application must be for a new or significant extension related to research, medical care, and/or health program.

The grant application must provide a clear way to measure impact that benefits people with Down syndrome.

Only organizations that are designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS can apply, or if located outside of the US, equivalent proof of government non-profit charitable status.

Organizations must link from their home page to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (www.globaldownsyndrome.org) as a resource. A Grant Agreement with terms of post-program reporting must be signed once a Grantee is chosen in order to access the Grant funds.

Employment Grants

OVERVIEW

Grant applications must be submitted with a specific employee or employment program in mind. Examples of successful grants include underwriting for a hire, job coach, expanded hours, and vendors who employ or are run by people with Down syndrome.

Grants are awarded in amounts up to $2,000 each.

Grants are awarded on an annual basis and there is no limit to consecutive funding.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a GLOBAL Organization Member (to join or to learn more about memberships details and benefits, go to globaldownsyndrome.org/global-membership/).

The grant application must provide a clear way to measure impact that benefits people with Down syndrome.

Only organizations that are designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS can apply, or if located outside of the US, equivalent proof of government non-profit charitable status.

Organizations must link from their home page to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (www.globaldownsyndrome.org) as a resource. A Grant Agreement with terms of post-program reporting must be signed once a Grantee is chosen in order to access the Grant funds.

Grant Awardees

ACDS (Plainview, NY)

Alaska Down Syndrome Network (Anchorage, AK)

Club 21 Learning & Resource Center (Pasedena, CA)

Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut (New Britain, CT)

Designer Genes of North Dakota (Bismarck, ND)

Down Country (Taylor, MO)

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (Tirana, Albania)

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands (Omaha, NE)

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE)

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley (College Station, TX)

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (Winter Park, FL)

Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey (Ewing, NJ)

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (Columbus, OH)

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)

Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (Newark, DE)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Down Syndrome Association of Hudson Valley (Hopewell Junction, NY)

Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)

Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and Mid-South (Cordova, TN)

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (Hermitage, TN)

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (Oakton, VA)

Down Syndrome Association of the Valley (Boardman, OH)

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI)

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (West Allis, WI)

Down Syndrome Awareness Group of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)

Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound (Bellevue, WA)

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (Danville, CA)

Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico (Roswell, NM)

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas (Richardson, TX)

Down Syndrome Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)

Down Syndrome Network Arizona (Tempe, AZ)

Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (Rockville, MD)

Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (Fort Worth, TX)

Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County (Mobile, AL)

Embrace Kulture (Mount Pocono, PA)

GiGi's Playhouse El Paso (El Paso, TX)

GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee (Fox Point, WI)

Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization (Boynton Beach, FL)

GraceSigns (Tiburon, CA)

Green Oaks Education and Support Inc (Arlington, TX)

Hearts2Honduras (Franklin, TN)

Inclusion Connections (Olathe, KS)

KIIDS, Inc. (Bellmawr, NJ)

Little Leaf Learning Center (Omaha, NE)

Montana Down Syndrome Association (Missoula, MT)

Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)

Puerto Rico Down Syndrome Foundation (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society (Paris, TX)

The Cedars of Marin (Ross, CA)

Triangle Down Syndrome Network (Raleigh, NC)

Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio (Independence, OH)

ACDS (Plainview, NY)

Adult Disability Medical Home (Atlanta, GA)

Angel's Center for Children with Special Needs (Kampala, Uganda)

Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group (Baltimore, MD)

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (Tirana, Albania)

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands (Omaha, NE)

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraksa (Lincoln, NE)

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (Winter Park, FL)

Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey (Ewing, NJ)

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress (New Britain, CT)

Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (Newark, DE)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, NC)

Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and Mid-South (Cordova, TN)

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (Hermitage, TN)

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne, IN)

Down Syndrome Association of the Valley (Boardman, OH)

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI)

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (Danville, CA)

Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida (Orlando, FL)

Down Syndrome Kosova Association (Pristina, Kosovo)

Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (Rockville, MD)

Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (Fort Worth, TX)

Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association, Inc (Bunnell, FL)

GiGi's Playhouse El Paso (El Paso, TX)

GiGi's Playhouse-Madison (Madison, WI)

Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization (Boynton Beach, FL)

GraceSigns (Tiburon, CA)

Hearts2Honduras (Franklin, TN)

Jonathan Center (Tirana, Albania)

Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Inc. (Madison, WI)

Mi Work Matters (Livonia, MI)

Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (Dayton, OH)

My Heart's Appeal (Oklahoma City, OK)

Northern Colorado Down Syndrome Association (Fort Collins, CO)

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona (Gilbert, AZ)

Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (Tucson, AZ)

Stand Up For Downs (Medina, OH)

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio (Independence, OH)

GLOBAL GRANTS BY THE NUMBERS

208

Life-changing grants awarded

$875,682

Invested in our local Down syndrome member organizations

14,000+

Families reached in 40 states and 5 countries

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GLOBAL Member Spotlight

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (Richmond, VA)

Global Membership Grant Awardee

“The value proposition for being a Global member is really high for us. Our membership dues help underwrite Global’s important research and medical care benefitting people with Down syndrome. It also allows us to apply for Global’s Membership Grant Program. In 2013, we received a grant to fund our education class serving 48 participants. Today that same program has three class options with 95 participants!”

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