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Recent Grants

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In 2021, The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust awarded 188 grants totaling $24,189,378, with an average grant award size of $128,667 and an average annual grant payment of $79,272.

The list below details all grants approved since 2014, representing the Trust’s current interests. The list can be filtered by Funding Priority.

Organization Location Program Year Amount Purpose
Amplify Life Reno, NV, USA Disabilities 2021 $60,000 Over two years to ensure that individuals with I/DD live quality lives filled with meaningful relationships, skills, and opportunities to learn, work, and grow
Autistic Self Advocacy Network Washington, DC, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 To develop tools and resources for Autism self-advocates to respond to inequities due to the intersection of race and disability
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Berkeley, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $90,000 Over two years to provide sports, recreation, and outdoor adventures to people with physical and visual disabilities
Best Buddies International Miami, FL, USA Disabilities 2021 $375,000 Over two years to provide inclusive, supported employment opportunities in professional work environments for young adults with I/DD
Camp for All Houston, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 Over two years to provide a barrier-free camp experience for adults and transitioning youth with disabilities
Canine Companions for Independence Santa Rosa, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $300,000 Over three years to provide trained assistance dogs for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing
Colorado State University Foundation Fort Collins, CO, USA Disabilities 2021 $50,000 To provide college transition and academic support for students with autism or brain injuries
Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Las Vegas, NV, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 Over two years to provide vocational training for transitioning youth and adults with autism in Nevada
HCC Foundation Houston, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $50,000 To support independent living and workplace opportunities for college students with I/DD
Inclusion B.C. Society New Westminster, BC, Canada Disabilities 2021 $150,000 Over two years to be the convener, conduit, and collective public voice for local community agencies serving people with I/DD across British Columbia
Jewish Family Service Houston, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $50,000 To provide emergency funds for laptops and zoom licenses for 10 staff members and the increase of staff hours and hiring of extra staff
Marbridge Foundation Inc. Manchaca, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $200,000 Over two years to provide adults with disabilities with training and education to achieve personal goals within a residential community setting
Marin Center for Independent Living San Rafael, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 To bridge the digital divide for people with disabilities and their families, paid caregivers, and provider support staff
Move United Rockville, MD, USA Disabilities 2021 $80,000 To encourage low-income young adults with disabilities to engage in sports
My Possibilities Plano, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $150,000 Over two years to provide employment services and support for adults with I/DD
New Directions for People with Disabilities Inc. Santa Barbara, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 Over two years to provide educational and inclusive travel opportunities for adults with disabilities
Outdoors For All Foundation Seattle, WA, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 Over two years to enrich the quality of life for adults and transitioning youth with disabilities through outdoor recreation
Power To Be Victoria, BC, Canada Disabilities 2021 $80,000 To provide inclusive adaptive recreation programming for adults with disabilities
RespectAbilityUSA Los Angeles, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 To provide public education and advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities
San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind San Antonio, TX, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 Over two years to provide school to work transition services and training for young adults with visual impairment and/or other disabilities
Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery Larkspur, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $40,000 To provide a continuum of care for individuals with acquired brain injuries and their families
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center Phoenix, AZ, USA Disabilities 2021 $200,000 Over two years to provide vocational and life skills training and support for transitioning adults with autism spectrum disorder
Special Olympics Arizona Goodyear, AZ, USA Disabilities 2021 $360,000 Over two years to provide inclusive sports and fitness opportunities for adults with and without intellectual disabilities in Arizona, Alaska, and Hawai'i
Taft College Foundation Taft, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $75,000 To provide a transition to independent living program for post-secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Arc California Sacramento, CA, USA Disabilities 2021 $75,000 To advocate for and protect the rights of people with I/DD and support their full inclusion in the community
The Arc of the United States Washington, DC, USA Disabilities 2021 $100,000 To support future care planning for people with disabilities
The Lighthouse for the Blind Inc. Seattle, WA, USA Disabilities 2021 $80,000 Over two years to promote workplace advancement and full participation in the community for adults who are deaf-blind
University of Delaware Newark, DE, USA Disabilities 2021 $260,000 Over two years to provide leadership training and support for emerging nonprofit leaders of organizations serving adults with I/DD
University of Delaware Newark, DE, USA Disabilities 2021 $50,000 To identify a collaborative framework for national standards and best practices supporting family future planning
Vancouver Community College Foundation Vancouver, BC, Canada Disabilities 2021 $125,000 Over two years to provide vocational education and training for students with developmental disabilities