We strongly believe that personal relationships and a sense of belonging are just as important to quality of life as employment and education. At the same time, we understand that overcoming barriers to social inclusion often takes some creative thinking and focused planning.
In an effort to plant seeds of inclusion throughout the state, the Developmental Disabilities Council is working with Friendship Adventures to provide small grants to promote inclusion and innovation in building relationships through the Washington Community Integration & Innovation Micro-grants project.
The grants range from $100 to $500. They can be used to purchase goods, services, or pay certain fees. The application is simple to complete. The only catch is that the purpose for seeking the grant must involve and benefit Washington residents with developmental disabilities in an integrated setting.
How to Apply
If you have an idea about an activity or event that will promote inclusion, go to the Micro-Grant website for information and an application. The website explains who may submit an application, the award process, and how the micro-grants can be used to promote inclusion in the community.
Use your imagination. Be creative. Often, it’s the small things that make a big impact by increasing the participation and value of all neighbors. The only catch is that the purpose for seeking the grant must involve Washington residents with developmental disabilities in an activity or event important to the whole community.
The Washington Community Integration & Innovation Micro-grants project is funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, and is administered by Friendship Adventures.