Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Grant Program
Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy:
Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities
Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employers
Grants may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of America or to any other organization within the United States or any of its possessions exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and contributions to which are tax deductible.
Grant applications are considered twice each year by the Foundation Board of Managers. Applications must be received no later than March 15 or September 15.
With the exception of certain funds restricted for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, grants will not be made for capital campaigns, routine organizational operations (e.g. newsletters, utilities, salaries, equipment considered normal for organizational operations), or for endowment funds.
Grants will not be made to individuals or for individual scholarships.
The Board of Managers of the Foundation may request an interview with the primary facilitator and/or site visit, in addition to the written grant application.
Projects of national impact and projects that may be replicated are given preference.
All conditional grants in which the conditions have not been met by the end of the Foundation’s fiscal year (March 31) shall expire as of that date unless otherwise specified in the grant. All conditional grant recipients shall be advised of this policy provision.
The following statement must be contained in all reports or manuscripts related to an LDFA grant: “Support has been received from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America however, the opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.”
Recipients of grants are expected to adhere closely to the stipulated terms of the grant and to the program described in the application.
Full financial accounting of expenditures must be provided to the Foundation.
Funds from a Foundation grant may not be directed to other purposes and any unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation within 60 days of completion of the project.
Progress reports must be submitted once per year by the due date for grant applications (March 15 or September 15).
Within three months of completion of the project, a detailed final written report outlining the results of the project and accounting for the funds shall be provided to the Foundation.
Grant recipients may not claim exclusive use of the results of the project.