Kessler Foundation’s Special Initiative Grants are awarded to projects and organizations that operate within the broad spectrum of disabilities in New Jersey. Applications are by invitation only. Grants are for one year and range from $5,000 - $20,000.
Our interests include (but are not limited to):
Community programs and services related to improving the lives of people with disabilities, such as arts, recreation, social services, health, transportation, and assistive device acquisition.
Projects, programs, pilot initiatives, and creative solutions that work toward improving the employment and career advancement of New Jersey citizens with disabilities that are outside of our local community employment grant program guidelines.
Final grant selection is at the discretion of Kessler Foundation.
How To Apply Beginning January 2, 2019, grant applications for our 2019 Special Initiative Grants will be accepted. Please submit a one paragraph inquiry with a description of your request to the email below. Please allow at least 1 week for a response to your inquiry. If you inquiry is accepted, link to our online special initiative application will be emailed to you. Applications may be submitted at any time. However, grants are awarded in September and December.
Please Note: Per our grant guidelines, we do not make grants to individuals, nor fund the purchase of any vehicles such as cars, buses, trucks or vans.
For more information contact: KFgrantprogram@kesslerfoundation.org