The Able Trust give grants to non-profits and individuals who help people with disabilities get jobs including, including on-the-job coaching, supported employment, job skills-training, job development, employer outreach, ADA facility compliance, skills evaluation and programs leading to employment.
When tragedy strikes, BearingPoint employees are not alone. Through the Corporate Giving Program, BearingPoint coordinates emotional and financial support for employees impacted by traumatic or catastrophic events, giving employees a place to turn when they are in need. BearingPoint Foundation funds, in the form of grants, are directed toward specific programs that meet program objectives. BearingPoint does not accept unsolicited grant proposals from outside organizations. All requests for funding and support are generated by BearingPoint employees. Contact: BearingPoint, Inc. Corporate Giving Program (formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc. Corporate Giving Program), c/o BearingPoint Charitable Foundation, 106 Allen Road, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938; (908) 607-2300
The Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) Program provides grants to qualified homebuyers living in high-cost areas to enable them to purchase homes near their work. Under the WISH Program, the bank will provide up to $15,000 per household, matching up to $3 for every dollar contributed by the homeowner toward the purchase of the home. WISH funds must be used only toward down payment or closing costs in connection with the purchase of a housing unit to be used as the homebuyer’s primary residence. Terms for participation include: completion of a mortgage assistance program administered by a public or private entity; a household income of the homebuyer at 80% or less of the HUD area median income; contribution of at least 1% of the purchase price from their own funds; and completion of an approved homebuyer counseling program. For information on the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
The Able Trust awards grants to groups that help people with special needs obtain housing. This could be domestic abuse victims, people with disabilities or families who do not have access to permanent housing. The link to this program is
Some universities give employees $1,500 grants to help them buy a home. Companies in Minnesota are offering up to $15,000 to employees to buy homes. City governments in Washington offer employees $10,000 to help buy a home if they perform 100 hours of community service. Make sure you find out what your employer or potential employer has to offer. And learn more about programs like these at
in Pennsylvania if you are a non-profit organization and want to help families who need day care services. The money can be used for most anything in starting or expanding a day care center. And if you are not a non-profit, it doesn’t matter. The government will help you become one for next to nothing. Tell this office you are also looking the state’s small business development center’s office.
That’s what Canton, Ohio offers to very low-income residents – grants to paint their house or put on new siding. They feel that an investment like this improves the value of all the properties in the area. Sunnyvale, California offers some of their residents $400 in grant money to paint their homes. And if you’re over 60 or have a disability, you can get a $1,200 grant. See if your city or state offers a program like this go to
this is what the Big Bark Bakery received from the Texas state government to help increase their business. The money can be used for marketing and even cash flow. Now who says the government has no grants for business? Take a look at the GO TEXAN Partner Program
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to individuals for achievement in improving the world food supply. Giving is both national and international. Contact: World Food Prize Foundation, 666 Grand Ave., Ste. 1700, Des Moines, IA 50309; (515) 245-3783; Fax: (515) 245-3785
Called the Lead-based Paint Hazard Control in Privately-Owned Housing Program and referred to as Program #14.900 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately- owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families. Specific objectives include: (1) building the capacity necessary to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in all housing; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations; (4) integrating comprehensive community approaches to address lead hazards in housing; (5) integration of lead- safe practices into other programs which will continue beyond the life of the grant; (6) establishment of a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (7) promoting job training, employment, and other economic lift opportunities for low-income residents of project neighborhoods. . Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at
The New England Patriots’ R.O.S.E. Award offers a cash award to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities. The award is meant to help her continue in her journey toward regaining her self-esteem and rebuilding her life. Cash awards vary according to funding availability. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443
…. if you are over 62 years of age and don’t live in a big city. It’s called the Section 504 program run by the Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Be sure to read the small print. It says loans and GRANTS.