Eligibility Requirements

Kidsave CMomA grant eligibility is based on the following factors:

  1. Previous Kidsave host or visiting family for the Weekend or Summer Miracles Program
  2. Compelling story of a childless woman, man, or couple choosing to become parents to a child or children in need.*
  3. Compelling need for grant:
    • The “Why”: (i.e. job loss, child’s medical needs, adopting siblings)
    • The “Where”: (i.e. where is grant money most needed: agency fees, special needs support, travel support, etc.)

(Please note: Grants do not go directly to the recipient, but, rather, directly to where it is needed, such as agency, medical, travel, etc.)

  1. Completed and approved home study, verifying that individual or couple is financially solvent to support a child or children.
  2. Compelling story of the child or children that are being adopted.
  3. Willingness to share the beneficial impact of the Kidsave CMomA Grant via written note, video, or appearance at a Kidsave event.
  4. Willingness to receive and complete CMomA/Celia Center’s video parenting course, as well as Families at the Peak Coaching Series.
  5. Willingness to receive and complete the CMomA Parenting Course.
  6. Willingness to become a buddy to a waiting or newly united family.
  7. Verification that the child being adopted is a double orphan either through the death of both parents or parents having lost or forfeited their parental rights (proof of informed consent if applicable).
  8. Willingness to participate in our Grantee Private Facebook Forum

How to Apply for Kidsave CMomA Grant

  • Please carefully review the eligibility requirements above.
  • If you meet the requirements, you can download the grant application instructions here.
  • When complete please email your documents following the directions in the instructions.
  • 2019 Kidsave CMOMA grant applications are due by September 30, 2019.
  • 2019 funding available: $20,000
  • Grant Awards: up to 5 grants will awarded at $2,500- $5,000 maximum

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