The MBF Center was founded by Mary Ann Flanigan with the mission of providing quality
services for persons with disabilities. The organization provided education, career
and employment assistance to individuals with severe disabilities. The MBF Center
Fund was established to carry that mission forward by funding organizations that
empower individuals with disabilities to lead independent and productive lives.
This grant opportunity is the sixth opportunity since the fund was established for
non-profits to request funding for programs that identify with the mission of the
The MBF Center Fund managed by The Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. is pleased
to announce an opportunity for non-profit
organizations providing programs for adult individuals with disabilities to prepare
for, achieve and maintain employment in the community to apply for a grant.
The grant size will range from $3,000 -$5,000.
The eligible non-profit must serve consumers in Montgomery County and have a proven
track record of success in 3 areas: preparation, achievement and maintenance of
employment. In addition the non-profit must be in good financial health. The number
of grants awarded will depend on the quality of the full proposals including the
outcomes. It is unlikely that a grant will be considered for a new project unless
all other funding is committed for the project.
Eligible non-profit organizations will truly collaborative projects are encouraged to apply.
Application for a grant does not imply funding.
The online grant application will be available on March 27, 2018 and is due no later than Friday, May 25, 2018 by 4:00pm.
Please click here for online application.
The Foundation seeks proposals from agencies for the MBF Center Fund that enhance the quality of life for adult individuals with disabilities to prepare for, achieve, and maintain employment in the community.
- Do not duplicate existing programs and services;
- Empower the disadvantaged or underserved;
- Are collaborative in nature;
- Have potential to become long-term solutions to existing or emerging social issues;
- Respect and embrace the diversity of the Foundation's service area while working
for the overall good of the community;
- Directly benefit the citizens of Montgomery County;
- DETAIL Measurable and Achievable outcomes;
DEMONSTRATE other sources of support, committed and potential;
- Are SUSTAINABLE after the funding period.
The Foundation does NOT provide grants for the following through the General
Distribution or the Special Initiatives or the MBF Center Fund:
- State or Federal Government Agencies;
- Organizations outside of Montgomery County, unless evidence is presented that their
work specifically benefits people in Montgomery County;
- Umbrella Funding Organizations for the purposes of re-granting;
- Support for religious indoctrination or activities;
- Capital Campaigns/improvements;
- Deficit financing;
- Support for equipment and supplies except as they are integral to the project budget;
- Fundraising campaigns and expenses, and/or fundraising staff;
- Salary for new staff positions or for individual staff positions except as they
are integral to the project budget;
- Lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature;
- Activities that have the potential to support terrorism;
- Political activities of any kind;
- Ads, sponsorships, or special events.
Eligibility is limited to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations serving the citizens
of Montgomery County.