WITH Foundation Seeks Applications for Programs Working to Improve Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Established in 2002 as the Special Hope Foundation, the WITH (Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare) Foundation provides financial support to organizations that promote delivery of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to programs that improve the delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities and that also include at least one of the following: improve health practitioner competency through education and/or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination; increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally disabled care in order to advance systemic change; promote national efforts in digital health that encourage designers and developers to consider the perspectives/experiences of the IDD community within the design process; social policy research; and identify barriers to high-quality healthcare access.

General operating support will only be considered for previous grantees.

Letters of Intent are due by April 18, 2019. Following review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2019. 

To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While there are no restrictions based on geography, applications from the San Francisco Bay Area will be given preference.

See the WITH Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, an FAQ, and a list of past grant recipients.


Deadline: April 15, 2019