“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
The Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FCIDD) is a public charity supporting thousands of individuals
with intellectual and developmental
disabilities (I/DD) and their families
through programmatic grants.
"Making Possibilities Happen"
Our service area includes the Chesapeake Footprint of Maryland, Virginia, and certain counties in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
We are a small, grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors appointed annually through Chesapeake Footprint Civitan Clubs.
While much of our funding is derived from interest on long-held investments, we receive some funding for the grants we provide from local Civitan clubs and we do seek donations from the general public.
Following in the footsteps of our founder, our goal is to support the organizations who are helping people with I/DD feel included, accepted, seen and embraced for who they are. We support seeing the person instead of the disability, to create a more compassionate, accepting world.
FCIDD Executive Director Bill Garrett's welcome message to all of you. Make sure to explore our site to learn about our available grant opportunities!
NOTE: 2024 Grant Submission Dates: March 1, July 1, October 1, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.