The Deepwood Foundation provides grants and gifts to the following programs and activities supporting persons with developmental disabilities. 

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Community Assistance Program

Through this program, Deepwood Foundation provides financial assistance and/or grants to programs and activities supporting persons with Developmental Disabilities. The Grants committee is comprised of parents, professionals, and community representatives that volunteer their time each quarter to review grant requests. Funded grants include: therapeutic camps, medical needs, educational opportunities, child care, and so much more.

Click here for grant guidelines for funding

Those wishing to apply for assistance from the Deepwood Foundation
should download the application form and complete it in its entirety - incomplete applications will be returned.

Click here for the Individual Application

Click here for the Program Application

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Deepwood residential assistance program

Through this program, Deepwood Foundation ensures that items and activities not covered through traditional sources are available to children and adults living on the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities / Deepwood campus. Due to these high needs, the Foundation has made a commitment to make funds available to enrich the lives of residents. Purchases can include, but are not limited to: clothing, consumer activities, holiday gifts for the consumers, urgent personal needs, or customized incidental needs.  


Share a chair program

This program makes adaptive and therapeutic equipment available for children and adults that do not have the means to purchase their own by reusing existing, donated equipment that is new or gently used. Deepwood Foundation provides a systematized approach to loan, lease, or give the equipment to those in need – with volunteer support from speech, physical, and occupational therapists, we are able to match age and developmental equipment to children in need.

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Endowments provide ongoing benefits for those that receive them by earning a market rate of interest while keeping the core endowment principal intact to fund future years of scholarships, program support or whatever opportunity the donor chooses to fund. An endowment requires that the principal remain intact in perpetuity, or for a defined period of time or until sufficient assets have been accumulated to achieve a designated purpose.

Endowments may be set up to fund a specific interest or program and will ensure that the donors' wishes are met. For additional information regarding endowments and planned giving contact the Deepwood Foundation at 440-350-5208.

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Deepwood Foundation emphasizes the importance of advocacy. Advocating is simply educating others about needs and abilities. It can apply to medical care, legal rights, social situations and daily living at home. Advocacy is a skill that can be developed and applied to most areas to help children and adults with disabilities become more successful in life.