Grant Distribution Guidelines
Requests for funding support generally far exceed the funds available. For this reason, criteria have been established to assist the Trustees and staff in deciding where the funds may be most effectively employed for the betterment of the intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) population. For its grant making program, the Enterline Foundation makes grants for the IDD population in all of North America.
The impact of the Foundation's grant making will be judged not only by the financial resources given to the community organizations, but also by the innovative and collaborative relationships the Foundation has with its grant recipients and the impact that the grants have had on the IDD community-at-large.
Funding priority will be for organizations that provide services for the IDD population and focus primarily on individuals over the age of 22, although requests from the organizations focused on children will be considered. The Foundation has given to organizations general operating funds in the past and will continue to give to those that we have long lasting relationships with, but in reviewing new grants, we request that the agency choose a specific project that it would like to fund.