About #GivingTuesday:

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.

Created in 2012 by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back— #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces—collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly—to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. 35,000+ United States Organizations, 85 countries including small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and major corporations are involved with #GivingTuesday. https://www.givingtuesday.org/

THANK YOU to the on-going support and partnership of the Marian Chace Foundation (MCF), a 501(c)3. Through the support of the MCF, ADTA is able to offer #GivingTuesday Grants to professional dance/movement therapists implementing innovative programs within their communities. All donations to #GivingTuesday through the MCF are 100% tax deductible.

PLEASE ask your friends and families to donate and support our mission to serve.

About ADTA’s #GivingTuesday Grant Program:

The American Dance Therapy Association’s #GivingTuesday mission is:

  • to provide dance/movement therapy to a variety of populations who would benefit from the multifaceted positive effects of DMT
  • to educate the public about DMT
  • to increase opportunities for members of ADTA (April 2019)


ADTA‘s 2019-20 #GivingTuesday title:

Moving Towards Evidence Based Practice

A Grant sponsored in partnership with the Marian Chace Foundation

$1500 GRANT for Researcher

Application deadline: June 15, 2019

The Rationale: 

This partnership between the ADTA and the MCF began in 2015. The projects have provided dance movement therapy services to veterans, refugees, and youth throughout the USA. The outcomes have been recorded in videos, blogs, reports and surveys. This year’s project Moving Towards Evidence Based Practice is focused on compiling data from previous projects to determine a usable method for future #GT research. The $1500 Researcher grant will be awarded to a dance movement therapist who has the skills to research, analyze, and write about the outcomes of these projects. The outcome will fulfill two aspects of the #GT mission: to educate the public and to increase opportunities for ADTA members.

Eligibility and Timeline:

All professional (BC-DMT or R-DMT) or retired ADTA members in good standing may apply.

Members of the Review Committee or Grant Program Management Committee are ineligible.

#GT 2019-20 Grant money will be distributed in three installments:

-$200.00 upon awarding of the grant

-$1000 upon completion of the listed responsibilities before the Wrap-Up call

-final $300.00 upon completion of the Executive Summary

#GT grant 2019-20 Timeline:

Applications available on ADTA #GivingTuesday website: April 29, 2019 

  • Deadline for completed applications: June 15, 2019 midnight EST
  • Grant recipients Welcome Conference Call: July 14, 2019 8-9:00pm EST
  • Grant recipients’ names will be posted on ADTA’s website: July 21, 2019
  • ADTA #GivingTuesday project: July 2019-July 2020
  • Grant recipient(s) Wrap-Up Conference Call: August 9, 2020 8-9:00pm EST 
  • ADTA #GivingTuesday Project executive summary due:September 9, 2020
  • Conference sharing at Business Meeting of completed project: October 15-18, 2020, Montreal CANADA 

Available resources for ADTA #GivingTuesday Grant recipients:

PR and GA Chairs will curate a toolkit, including, but not limited to: information sheets, ADTA logo, pre- and post- surveys, Executive Summary Template. These resources will be available to grantees no later than July 15, 2019.

The Review Process:

All applications will undergo a Blind Review by a designated Review Committee. A Blind Review consists of the reviewers not having knowledge of the applicant’s name. The ADTA Office will be responsible for de-identifying applications and sending them to the Treasurer.

The full content of all applications will remain confidential. The applicant may choose to share their application details after the award is announced.

Review Committee members are not synonymous with the Program Management Committee. Review Committee members must be active members of ADTA and may/may not include: active Board of Directors chairperson(s), former grant recipient(s), and/or designee(s) of the ADTA Board.

Program Management Committee: 
Responsible for the implementation, maintenance, growth, fundraising, and continuity of the #GivingTuesday Grant Program. This committee is comprised of current members of the ADTA Board of Directors:

ADTA Treasurer, Chair #GT Committee,  Treasurer@adta.org

ADTA Public Relations Chair

ADTA Government Affairs Chair