The Learning Disabilities Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity established in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation and complete education of, and services for, children and adults with learning disabilities.
For more information, including details on grants and deadlines, view the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America website.
The mission of the Foundation is:
- To respond to unmet needs in the field of learning disabilities and to create, discover and stimulate innovative services to meet those needs
- To support the objectives of LDA
- To manage funds received by the Foundation
The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly where there is unmet need.
Examples of project areas that fall within the Foundation's mission:
- Innovative research into the causes, prevention and/or remediation of learning disabilities
- Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
- Innovative programs to develop the capabilities of persons with learning disabilities, and the support skills of their families, professional advisors and employers