According to the International Dyslexia Association, as many as 15 to 20 per cent of the U.S. population has some symptoms of a reading disability called dyslexia. People with dyslexia need supportive instruction to help them conquer this condition. Luckily, there are many grant programs that fund organisations that help people with dyslexia.
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The Oak Foundation U.S.A.
The Oak Foundation U.S.A. awards grants to organisations that serve the learning needs of children and teens with dyslexia. To apply for this funding, begin by sending a letter telling them about your program. Grants range from £455 to £260,000.
Council for Learning Disabilities
The Council for Learning Disabilities offers grant funding to organisations that are helping people with dyslexia. To apply for these grants, send a brief letter telling them about the services you provide. Grants range from £325 to £1,300.
Council for Learning Disabilities 11184 Antioch Road, Box 405 Overland Park, KS 66210-2420 (913) 491-1011 http://www.cldinternational.org>
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organisations that serve children, teens and adults with dyslexia. Grants range from £1,300 to £6,500. To apply for these grants, send a letter up to two pages telling them about your program.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation 100 Mission Ridge Goodlettsville, TN 37072-2170 (615) 855-5208 http://www.dollargeneral.com/ServingOthers/Pages/CommunityInitiatives.aspx>
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc.
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Inc. offers grant funding to programs educating families and the community about learning disabilities including dyslexia. Grants range from £650 to £65,000. In order to apply for these grants, begin by sending a letter fully describing the program and its costs.
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Inc. 290 Pratt St. Meriden, CT 06450-8604 (203) 639-5545 http://www.tremainefoundation.org>
Deupree Family Foundation
The Deupree Family Foundation has grant funding available for organisations that serve people with disabilities including dyslexia. Grants range from £650 to £13,000. To apply for this funding, send a full description of the program, and a copy of your non-profit tax status certificate or 501c3.
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