The Kessler Foundation drives positive change for people with disabilities by conducting groundbreaking rehabilitation and disability employment research and funding innovative initiatives to provide access to job opportunities.
To help advance its mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Community Employment Grants program. Through the program, grants ranging from $25,000 to $40,000 will be awarded in support of projects that increase employment opportunities and career advancement for New Jersey residents with disabilities. Grants support a wide array of programs, including transition-to-work for youth and adults; employment-related transportation solutions; vocational training; workplace preparation; and strategies to support the recruitment, hiring, placement, and retention of New Jersey residents with disabilities.
To be eligible, applicants must serve New Jersey residents and be recognized as a tax-exempt entity according to the Internal Revenue Code, including nonprofit agencies, public or private schools, and public institutions such as universities and governmental entities (state, local, federal) based in the United States or any of its territories. The foundation will consider applications from non-New Jersey based groups for projects based in New Jersey and serving New Jersey residents.
See the Kessler Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Deadline: April 6, 2020