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Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. We provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.

Attention Affiliates!

We are proud to present the third Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Global Down Syndrome Educational
Grants: A Collaborative Grant Program from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the National Down Syndrome Congress.

Find or start a 321 Dance!™ near you!
321 Dance!™ is a pledge-based fundraising and awareness event in which participants have the opportunity to dance to make a difference.People can sign up to participate in a dance as an individual or as part of a team (family, corporate, affiliate, church, etc.). Participants ask their friends and family to support them in the dance by making pledges.
The proposals for the Grants are due on May 16, 2014, and winners will be announced at the NDSC Convention in Indianapolis in July 2014. The Grants will be awarded in the amount up to $15,000 each.Download this fillable PDF to your computer before you start. (Some browsers may not save your work.)

Grant Application


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