To be eligible for funding, organizations must be located in or primarily serve residents in one of the following geographic areas:
Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties of Massachusetts; Erie and Niagara Counties of New York.
The Tower Foundation will now offer three opportunities per year to apply for funding for its Core Programs and Services grants (in Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders) as well as for Technology and Small Grants. This change from an annual cycle will ensure a shorter process that will help to lessen the administrative burden on grantees. Learn more here.
For our Intellectual Disabilities category, we have identified four key goals:
- Children with intellectual disabilities are identified early and receive services that meet their evolving needs.
- Young people with intellectual disabilities are engaged in meaningful, social, vocational, and educational pursuits.
- Families understand intellectual disabilities and secure needed supports.
- Communities embrace persons with intellectual disabilities and provide them with a full range of supports and opportunities to engage in community life.
While open to creative approaches, some preferred strategies for supporting our goals include:
- Screening and Assessment
- Community-Based Education and Supports
– Community and Professional Education
– Family Supports
- Transition/Service Navigation