Reece’s Rainbow is an excellent resource for your special needs adoption fundraising efforts, but there are MANY other grant funds and organizations out there who provide grant funding for our families. Some are income-based, some are Christian-based, and some have other criteria. Below is a list of grant agencies we are aware of. It is not a complete list by any means. If you know of one not listed here, please share it with me so I can post it for others. And remember, families can be eligible for and receive multiple grants!! Apply everywhere! (once your home study is complete and approved)
12345 Lake City Way NE #2001
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: 206-52-4-KIDS (5437)
9909 Manchester Road #369
St. Louis, MO 63122-1927
Quarterly grants and fundraising help with an adoption fund which family and friends can make tax deductible contributions. Also offers loans.
1950 Beeson Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
Provides grants from $3,000 – $5,000 to Christian families adopting international or domestic. Currently, this program is open only to residents of North Carolina, but they hope to expand to offer grants through the country in the future.
4288 West Dublin- Granville Road
Dublin, OH 43017
17 grant listings that the Dave Thomas foundation for adoption supports.
Nina Ottinger- Grant Administrator
1004 Rodney Dr.
Nashville, TN 37205-1018
Offers grants for adopting children internationally and in America. $25 application fee
GIFT OF ADOPTION FUND formerly JSW foundation
101 East Pier Street, 1st Floor
Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: 262-268-1386 or 877-905-2367)
Must have home study Approval. Offers grants that average $3000. Application Fee $20
PO Box 4
Modesto, CA 95353
Typical grant amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000 with an average of about $2000. To apply families must be two parent, Christian families with an annual household income of sixty thousand dollars or less. $10.00 application fee. GGAM’s approval committee meets the third week of every other month to make decisions regarding grant commitments.
Gerald D. Clark- Executive director
697 E. Intervale Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9022
Offers helpful information and educational materials that will empower adopting families to raise more money than grants will provide.
Families who implement these proven methods have received as much as $12,000 in a single donation, while $1,000 – $2,000 gifts are common.
c/o Marilyn Brisbane
2730 French Rd NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 866-7036 Fax: (360) 866-8917
Washington state families only. They are hoping to expand in the future. Grants average $1500 per family. Special needs children. Special needs usually refers to those children who are older, who are part of a sibling group, may include children of color, if these children are waiting longer for adoption, and includes children who have special physical, emotional or developmental needs.
1417 N. Lincoln
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone (509) 465-3520 FAX (509) 465-5527
Completed home study required. Helps families raise finances for adoption through there adoption fundraising/grant program.
202 N. Ford Street
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL. 61744
Specializing in grants and loans for families adopting children with Down syndrome and other special needs.
Military, Nonrecurring Program
There is a one-time subsidy program available for full-time military personnel. Currently adopting couples or singles can receive up to $2000 per child or $5000 maximum for siblings. Many military personnel do not know this is available to them.
100 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811
$500-4K grants; complete Homestudy or one in progress required. Open to all legal adoptions and no income requirement.
Adoption Credit Cards available 1-800-853-5576 (ext. 8363)
A portion of every purchase, using the adoption credit card, will go to support the NAF’s efforts to remove financial barriers to adoption for all families, no matter what their income.
4309 Crayton Rd.
Naples, FL 34103
International adoption only, LOANS available up to $5000 per child, only funded once adoption is finalized and child is in the United States.
Show Hope Grants Dept.
PO Box 647
Franklin, TN 37065
(Phone) 615.550.5600 (Fax) 615.595.0850
Your home study or home study update is required.
Applications cannot be accepted post-placement. Adoptions must be in process through a 501(c)(3) agency. We are not able to assist with independent adoptions. Up to $7K grants awarded.
SHEPHERD’S CROOK MINISTRIES (formerly Ours By Grace)
P.O. Box 773
West Chester, OH 45071
The Shepherd’s Crook provides financial assistance to families who adopt any of the waiting children listed on their web site. The Shepherd’s Crook is not an adoption agency and does not endorse any particular adoption agency, but works to make people aware of the waiting children around the world. $15 Application fee.
State Non-Recurring Expense Subsidy
Many States offer extensive tax credits – up to $10,000.
6920-B Bradlick Shopping Center #200
Annandale, VA 22003
Offering grants of $1000-$5000 to Christian married couples adopting internationally from a developing country. Must have a completed home study. You do not need to have chosen a referred child to apply, but you must have a referral before money can be disbursed.
Helps with travel costs for children who are adopted and who are suffering from serious medical problems that need urgent medical attention.
University Adoption assistance
Many Universities offer their employees adoption assistance. If you are a employee at a university check to see what benefits you may be able to receive.