The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation supports community programming that results in children, adolescents, and young adults affected by substance-use disorders, learning disabilities, mental illness, and/or intellectual disabilities achieving their full potential.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Programs & Services Grants program, which provides grants to fund programs and services in its focus areas of intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health, and substance-use disorders. Programs & Services grants support organizations working to improve the lives of children and young adults in Erie and Niagara counties in western New York and Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket counties in eastern Massachusetts.
Priority will be given to programs that provide screening and assessment services, community-based education and support services (community and professional education); family supports; and transition/service navigation services. Projects must focus on children, adolescents, or young adults (up to age 26) affected by intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Grant amounts will range between $10,000 and $40,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Preliminary applications must be received by August 22. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September 12, 2018.
See the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.