Special Initiative Grants

young man paintingThe Kessler Foundation’s Special Initiative Grants are awarded to projects and organizations that operate within the broad spectrum of disabilities in New Jersey. Applications are by invitation only. Grants are for one year and range from $5,000 - $20,000. Please note that as per our grant guidelines, we do not make grants to individuals.

Our interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Education and training for people with disabilities, their families, healthcare professionals and the public in areas such as medical rehabilitation and disability prevention.
  • Community programs and services related to improving the lives of people with disabilities, such as arts, recreation, social services, health, transportation, and assistive device acquisition. 
  • Projects, programs, pilot initiatives, and creative solutions that work toward improving the employment and career advancement of New Jersey citizens with disabilities that are outside of our local community employment grant program guidelines.

Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Final grant selection is at the discretion of Kessler Foundation.

Due to the overwhelming volume of funding requests we have received this year, Kessler Foundation is not inviting applications for funding consideration at this time.  We encourage you to contact us in December for updated information on funding opportunities under our Special Initiative Grants.

Grant Listing By Year

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