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Grant Opportunities

NDAD annually provides grant opportunities to nonprofit agencies, organizations and programs in North Dakota and directly adjacent border communities - the Gibbens Memorial Grant and the Adaptive Recreation Grant.
 

Gibbens Memorial Grant

Ron and Faye Gibbens
NDAD awards at least one $5,000 Gibbens Memorial Grant annually to an agency/organization to be used for a health, welfare, social service or educational purpose for at-risk populations.

The grant was originally created in memory of Faye Gibbens, NDAD’s co-founder and longtime client program services leader who died in 2014. The grant's name was amended in 2021 to additionally honor the memory of Ron Gibbens, who died in May of that year. Faye's husband of 49 years was co-founder, board president and retired chief executive officer.

Inspired by their son, Mike, who was born with cerebral palsy, Faye and Ron built NDAD from a small Grand Forks parental support group to a statewide charitable nonprofit helping North Dakotans with a variety of disabilities and health challenges.

The group took root and gained official status in 1975 as the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, then became a 501c(3) charity the following year. The Gibbens' passion was to provide assistance to individuals in need. In addition to information and referral, NDAD's client services grew to include direct financial assistance, a free equipment loan program, and various other services.

Grant recipients in 2022

 

Adaptive Recreation Grant

NDAD provides a $5,000 grant opportunity for agencies/organizations that promote and support adaptive recreational activities for people with disabilities.

Perhaps the need is for a special event, an adaptive equipment purchase or upgrade, or a new or expanded recreation program. The potential uses may vary widely, but it must be to help serve people with disabilities through adaptive recreational activities.
  
Grand Forks YMCA trainer Shawn Reich talks with member Barb Beach, who uses the SciFit machine in the Y's Med Fit Adaptive Equipment Program. The machine was purchased using money from an NDAD Adaptive Recreation Grant award.
Five NDAD Adaptive Recreation Grants for 2022 were awarded during the summer to support recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in North Dakota.

Adaptive Recreation Grant

NDAD provides a $5,000 grant opportunity for agencies/organizations that promote and support adaptive recreational activities for people with disabilities.

Perhaps the need is for a special event, an adaptive equipment purchase or upgrade, or a new or expanded recreation program. The potential uses may vary widely, but it must be to help serve people with disabilities through adaptive recreational activities.

Grant recipients in 2022