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Funding Priorities:

FCIDD accepts grant requests in partnership with Chesapeake Footprint Civitan Clubs of 501 c3 organizations supporting children/adults who are intellectually and/or developmentally disabled.  Research is funded solely through annual gifts to the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) in Birmingham, Alabama.  Each year, a research project and scientist from CIRC's cadre of scientists is selected  as a McNulty Scientist at CIRC.


Applications by IRS approved 501 c 3 mission-appropriate organizations must be submitted in partnership with a local Chesapeake Footprint Civitan Club, which are listed below. 


All documentation and requirements on grant application must be met in order for consideration by the grants committee. 

Grant Submission dates are March 1, July 1, and October 1, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Application Process

Locate and Partner with local Civitan Club in the Chesapeake Footprint, see below.

Chesapeake Footprint Civitan Clubs Eligible to Partner with YOUR 501 ©3 I/DD organization

Annapolis, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Charles County/Waldorf, Maryland
Catoctin/Thurmont, Maryland
Frederick, Maryland
Greater Silver Spring, Maryland

Tri-State/Hagerstown, Maryland

Capital Region/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Chambersburg Area, Pennsylvania
Waynesboro Area, Pennsylvania

Windsor, Connecticut
Middletown, Connecticut

Arlington, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson/Charlottesville, Virginia
Chester, Virginia
Fairfax, Virginia
Hopewell/Prince George, Virginia
Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia
Peninsula, Newport News, Virginia
Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, Virginia

Berkshires, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Martinsburg, West Virginia

Complete application and provide all documentation requested electronically

Ensure sign-off by all necessary signatures (club and org) before submitting no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

All grant applications must come through your local Civitan Club. 

​To apply for grants, please review and submit these forms: 

New Member Grant Process and Application:

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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