The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a tax-exempt public charity established
in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education
and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults
with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to
provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational
purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation
and complete education of, and services for, children and adults
with learning disabilities.
The mission of the Foundation is:
- To respond to unmet needs in the field of learning disabilities
and to create, discover and stimulate innovative services to meet
- To support the objectives of LDA
- To manage funds received by the Foundation
The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and
related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing
methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly
where there is unmet need.
Examples of project areas that fall within the Foundation's mission:
Applications for grants from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America must be received in the Foundation office by March 1st for consideration at the April BOM meeting, and September 15th for consideration at the November BOM meeting.
- Innovative research into the causes, prevention and/or remediation
of learning disabilities
- Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding
of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
- Innovative programs to develop the capabilities of persons with
learning disabilities, and the support skills of their families,
professional advisors and employers
Please see the Grant Application Guidelines for more information.
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