Outreach to Veterans $1000.00 Grants (2016-2017)

A partnership between

American Dance Therapy Association and the Marian Chace Foundation

About #GivingTuesday:

Entering its fifth 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 organizationsaround 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.

40,000+ PARTNERS IN 71 COUNTRIES including small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and major corporations are involved with #GivingTuesday. https://www.givingtuesday.org/

ADTA’s #GivingTuesday Outreach to Veterans Grants:

THANK YOU to the Marian Chace Foundation for their partnership with the ADTA’s #GivingTuesday Grant Program. Our 2016-17 #GivingTuesday grants focus on expanding awareness, education, access and services for veterans struggling to cope with anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Through the development of new dance/movement therapy programs across the country, along with the dissemination of educational materials for both veterans and service providers, the objective of the grants is to communicate the value of dance/movement therapy as an instrumental treatment options for veterans struggling with mental health issues. The focus on ADTA #GivingTuesday grants will change each year in order to better serve the diversity of our communities.

Application Information and Eligibility:

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 with email contact information of attendees and $100.00 upon submission of completed Newsletter/Blog to info@adta.org 

Proposed ADTA #GivingTuesday projects should include both an in-service for service providers to veterans, (8) DMT sessions with veterans, and a Newsletter/Blog submission. Accepted ADTA #GivingTuesday projects will be provided and completed during the months of March 2017 to August 2017.

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 ADTA Public Relations Committee. All video footage will need to be gathered by August 31, 2017. Final video, edited by the PR Committee, will be shown at the ADTA 52nd Annual Conference, November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

Toolkits for ADTA #GivingTuesday projects will be provided by the #GivingTuesday Committee no later than February 27, 2017.

Grant Recipients will work with an ADTA blog writer to complete #GivingTuesday article for the ADTA Newsletter/Blog.

Grant recipients agree to send invitations to their state and local legislators, inviting legislators and/or staff member to participant in their respective ADTA #GivingTuesday inservice. Recipient, also, agrees to send a follow-up thank you letter. If no legislative member attends the ADTA #GivingTuesday project events, the recipient agrees 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: January 16, 2016
  • Deadline for submitting completed applications is: February 12, 2017 (midnight EST)
  • Grant recipients will be announced: February 23, 2017
  • Grant recipients Welcome Conference Call: February 26, 2017 8-9pm EST
  • ADTA #GivingTuesday events provided: March 2017 – August 2017
  • Video footage of event submitted to ADTA PR Committee: August 31, 2017
  • Grant recipients Wrap-Up Conference Call: September 10, 2017 8-9pm EST
  • ADTA Newsletter/Blog submitted: Two weeks after final session
  • Conference showing of completed video: November 2-5, 2017

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

Please click here for application:  Application 2016 – Veterans


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