Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mitsubishi Grants for Empowering Youth with Disabilities

The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation provides grants for innovative projects in the United States that are designed to empower youth (birth through college-aged) with disabilities to lead productive lives.  The MEAF national grants program provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are working toward the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society. Proposed projects should be national in scope and impact, or model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites.

Grants are designed to support innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly in STEM fields. MEAF also will consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans.

Amount: $10,000 - $75,000

Date due: June 1, 2012 (Concept paper)

For more information, click here.