PLAN of MARI PLAN Community Fund

PLAN Community Fund

Grant Program Overview

The Community Fund supports individuals with disabilities, their families, and nonprofit organizations who serve them. The Fund directly purchases items and services for individuals with mental health disabilities or physical disabilities who have little or no financial means. It also makes donations to disability organizations that provide direct services to individuals with mental health disabilities or physical disabilities.

Grant Guidelines

Individuals must be current or former PLAN beneficiaries who have been a beneficiary for at least one year, have a trust account balance of less than $25,000, and whose additional financial resources are limited. The item or service requested should demonstrably enhance the applicant’s quality of life. The maximum grant is $5,000, and no more than two grants are given to any one individual.

Disability organizations supported by the Community Fund include nonprofits that directly serve individuals of all ages who are disabled living in MA or RI. PLAN is currently developing guidelines for the 2019-2020 institutional grant program, and we look forward to posting those shortly.

Grant Cycle & Applications

Applications for individual grants are processed on a rotating basis and turnaround is typically two to three weeks.