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#GivingTuesday is November 28, 2017!

Outreach to Refugees $1000.00 Grants (2017-2018)

A partnership between

American Dance Therapy Association and the Marian Chace Foundation

About #GivingTuesday:

Entering its sixth year, #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 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 with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. 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+ PARTNERS IN 85 COUNTRIES including small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and major corporations are involved with #GivingTuesday. https://www.givingtuesday.org/

ADTA’s #GivingTuesday Outreach to Refugees Grants:

THANK YOU to the Marian Chace Foundation for their partnership with the ADTA’s #GivingTuesday Grant Program. Through the support of the MCF, the ADTA is able to offer grants to dance/movement therapists to provide dance/movement therapy to underserved populations. The mission of ADTA’s #GivingTuesday projects is to provide underserved populations with dance/movement therapy, to increase job opportunities for members, and to educate the public. All donations to the MCF for #GivingTuesday are 100% tax deductible.  PLEASE ask your friends and families to help us serve others.

The rationale:  Human response to the loss and trauma of displacement are often devastating, and can undermine an individual’s ability to function, connect and engage. Dance/movement therapy, as an intervention that does not rely solely on verbal communication, can offer individuals experiences that support an increased sense of safety, acculturation and socialization. Our #GT OUTREACH to REFUGEES project will offer displaced persons an opportunity to restore a sense of connection and belonging.

Application Information and Eligibility:

Please click here for application: 2017 Outreach to Refugees application

All professional (BC-DMT or R-DMT) or retired ADTA members in good standing may apply for an ADTA #GivingTuesday grant.  ADTA #GivingTuesday Grants will be awarded on an annual basis. The number of grants awarded each year will be determined by the annual donations received through the ADTA’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

Grants will be limited to $1000.00 each. Grant money will be distributed in three installments: $100.00 upon awarding of the grant, $800.00 upon completion of DMT sessions and receipt of in-service list of attendees, and $100.00 upon submission of completed Newsletter/Blog to info@adta.org.

Proposed ADTA #GivingTuesday projects include:

  • an in-service for service providers to refugees and/or local legislators
  • (8) DMT sessions with refugees including goals and objectives
  • a Newsletter/Blog submission within four weeks of the final session

Accepted #GivingTuesday projects will be completed between March – August 2018.

Accepted ADTA #GivingTuesday projects’ inservice and follow-up testimonies will be professionally videotaped by the ADTA Public Relations Committee. Applicant will need to coordinate times and places with the  ADTA Public Relations Committee. All video footage will need to be gathered by August 31, 2018. Final video, edited by the PR Committee, will be shown at the ADTA 53rd Annual Conference, October 11-14, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Available ADTA resources:

  • PR Chair will have toolkits(including information sheets, press release template, and pre- and post- surveys)available for ADTA #GivingTuesday projects no later than February 15, 2018, and will schedule videographer.
  • ADTA blog writer will work with grant recipients to complete #GivingTuesday article for the ADTA Newsletter/Blog.
  • Government Affairs Chair will work with grant recipients to send invitations to their state and local legislators, inviting legislators and/or staff member to participate in their respective ADTA #GivingTuesday inservice. Recipient agrees to send follow-up thank you letters. If no legislative member attends the ADTA #GivingTuesday project events, the recipients agree to send dance/movement therapy informational sheets (provided by ADTA) to his/her various legislative members.

The Application Process and Timeline:

  • #GivingTuesday Applications available on the ADTA website: October 1, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting completed applications is: December 15, 2017 midnight EST
  • Grant recipients Welcome Conference Call: January 21, 2018 8 – 9:00pm EST
  • Grant recipients will be posted on the ADTA’s website:  February 1, 2018
  • ADTA #GivingTuesday events provided: March 2018 – August 2018
  • Video footage of event submitted to ADTA PR Committee: August 31, 2018
  • Grant recipients Wrap-Up Conference Call: September 9, 2018 8-9:00pm EST
  • ADTA Newsletter/Blog submitted: Four weeks after final session
  • Conference showing of completed video: October 11-14, 2018, Salt Lake City

The Review Process:

All applications will undergo a Blind Review. A Blind Review consists of the reviewers not having knowledge of the applicants’ name. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed project focus on educating administrators, doctors, clinicians, and veterans within the VA system. The content of all applications will remain confidential. Only the applicant may choose to share their application after the award is announced.

#GivingTuesday Grant Review Committee:

The #GivingTuesday Grant Review Committee consists of:

Vicky Wilder, ADTA Treasurer

Sara R. van Koningsveld, ADTA Public Relations Committee Chair

Alison Salter, ADTA Government Affairs Committee Chair

Meghan Murphy-Sanchez, ADTA Government Affairs, incoming

Click here for the 2017 Outreach to Refugees application

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