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Recent Grants

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In 2019, The May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust awarded 165 grants totaling $21,004,607, with an average grant award size of $127,301 and an average annual grant payment of $75,016.

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

In addition to those grants listed for 2020, the Trust awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants of $10,000 each for general operating support to 197 current grantees for a total of $1,970,000. More information on the Trust's pandemic response can be found on the COVID-19 Response page.

Organization Location Program Year Amount Purpose
Amplify Life Reno, NV, USA Disabilities 2020 $25,000 To provide needed technology, software, training, art supplies, care packages, and work projects for online and remote support of clients
BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society Victoria, BC, Canada Disabilities 2020 $50,000 To play a leading role in British Columbia and across Canada to provide information and recommendations to governments from an Indigenous disability perspective during the pandemic crisis.
Bet Tzedek Los Angeles, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $40,000 To expand organization’s capacity of its virtual clinic, address emerging public benefits needs, and step up statewide advocacy efforts
Bridges from School to Work Bethesda, MD, USA Disabilities 2020 $200,000 Over two years to transform the lives of young adults with disabilities through employment
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona Tucson, AZ, USA Disabilities 2020 $50,000 To provide services for the Deaf and DeafBlind clients through social media platforms and one on one video conversation; assistance in helping these individuals to access critical resources such as food, rent, utilities and medicine; and additional needs
Colorado State University Foundation Fort Collins, CO, USA Disabilities 2020 $100,000 Over two years to provide college transition and academic support for students with autism or brain injuries
Creative Growth Art Center Oakland, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $25,000 To acquire and deliver Chromebooks to 40 client artists, iPads for instructors to enable online facilitation and artistic programming, and professional-grade art supply kits to 120 client artists at home
Disability:IN Alexandria, VA, USA Disabilities 2020 $500,000 Over two years to support businesses in achieving disability inclusion in the workplace
East Bay Innovations San Leandro, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $380,000 Over two years to expand private-pay individualized care management by trained local service providers
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Yorktown Heights, NY, USA Disabilities 2020 $50,000 Over two years to provide guide dogs to adults with multiple disabilities that include visual impairment
Inclusion B.C. Society New Westminster, BC, Canada Disabilities 2020 $30,000 To provide communications through various channels and social media, advocacy outreach to access new community supports and resources, and policy advice to all levels of government regarding COVID-19 challenges
Mychal's Learning Place Hawthorne, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $100,000 Over two years to provide independent living skills and job training/placement for young adults with DD
National Ability Center Park City, UT, USA Disabilities 2020 $150,000 Over two years to provide sports, recreation, and educational programs for adults, families, and friends affected by a disability
Noah Homes Spring Valley, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $90,000 Over two years to provide residential and support services for adults with developmental disabilities
Plan Institute Vancouver, BC, Canada Disabilities 2020 $40,000 To expand its helpline and create and adapt online learnings and resources
RespectAbilityUSA Rockville, MD, USA Disabilities 2020 $200,000 To provide public education and advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities
Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association Denver, CO, USA Disabilities 2020 $80,000 Over two years to provide continuing education opportunities for adults with Down syndrome
Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery Larkspur, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $80,000 Over two years to provide a continuum of care for individuals with acquired brain injuries and their families
Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery Larkspur, CA, USA Disabilities 2020 $25,000 To help off-set costs to provide remote services, including purchase of laptops, technology and training
Special Olympics Texas Pflugerville, TX, USA Disabilities 2020 $35,000 To provide immediate online programming and other support