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Program Grants

Annually, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities determines the level of support for community programs to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. 


We offer grants to nonprofit organizations for innovative programs that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Grants usually range from $500-$15,000 with a maximum of $15,000 per grant. We typically fund programs focused on our four areas of impact which include employment, family support, housing, and self-advocacy. Our family support category encompasses initiatives focused on health and wellness, resources, and social connections— assuring partnerships that drive high-impact results for our community.

Submit an application

Proposals must be submitted by San Diego and Imperial Counties-based nonprofit organizations. We do not accept applications from individuals. The applicant must have experience in providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Grant requests for 2024 must be submitted to by the close of business on the following dates: April 3, 2024, June 24, 2024, and September 30, 2024.

Click the button below to download an application. Please note that there have been some changes to our grant application. Read the application thoroughly before submission.

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