Grant Info

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation’s Grant Program will focus on programs that fulfill our mission. Eligible programs are ones that focus on the inclusion of children with special needs with their peers.

TBAF Funding Priorities are made up of these grants. You can get more information about them on the BAF website page located here.
  • Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs
  • Inclusive Recreational and Learning Experiences promoting Awareness, Education, and Health
  • Financial Assistance for Child Participation in Approved Inclusive Programs
  • Continuing Education Programs/Symposia aimed at the Development of Best Practices Protocols and Strategies

On June 3rd, The Bubel Aiken Foundation posted a list of grants for 2008 inclusion programs.


BAF Website page for Grants

Bubel/Aiken to award over $500,000
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July 1, 2010 Fd Recap   The 'National Inclusion Project' received a grant from 'CVS Caremark Charitable Trust'. The money will help support the Project's on-going efforts to provide inclusive experiences for combined groups of children both with and without disabilities. 
June 8, 2009 FD Recap   June 8/09 The director of a county-wide after-school program in North Carolina shared photos and information about a recent training session for her staff. They participated in a workshop in conjunction with the grant they got from the Bubel/Aiken Foundation through the "Let's All Play" inclusive summer camps initiative. Staff members tried out some typical children's summer camp activities, but with a twist. They used equipment that forced them to experience the activity as someone with a disability might do. Aron Hall of the BAF was commended for his excellent workshop with the staff, leaving them better prepared to interact with children of varying abilities. 
February 18, 2009  MEAF Awards Grants to Support $3.2 Million Initiative Johns Hopkins University/Bubel Aiken Foundation  Expanding Summer Learning Opportunities for ALL Children Johns Hopkins University/Bubel Aiken Foundation (2009: $25,000; 2010: $15,000) Supports a joint project between the Johns Hopkins University National Center for Summer Learning and the Bubel Aiken Foundation to develop a summer learning curriculum to help summer camps fully include youth with disabilities. 
February 10, 2009  Grant broadens after-school fun for disabled kids Special Kids Crusade The Bubel/Aiken Foundation awarded $15,000 to the Special Kids Crusade to introduce Let's ALL Play, a recreational after-school program being developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a social recreational experience in an inclusive setting.  
January 15, 2009 FD Recap Clay Aiken Foundation promotes inclusion through the Dancing Wheels Company & School Dancing Wheels Company In the 2008/2009 season, The Dancing Wheels Company received a significant award from The Bubel/Aiken Foundation to help fulfill their mission of creating communities where ALL children can learn, live, and play together. The Dancing Wheels Company was one of over 100 applicants selected this year to promote the Foundation’s mission of inclusion. 
January 1, 2009  The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation 2009 Worldwide Grant Recipients   $8,000 funds the Let’s ALL Play program, a summer camp for children with developmental disabilities Sponsor: Kenneth R. Cassis, CFP, CLU  
June 3, 2008 FD Recap   The Bubel Aiken Foundation posted a list of grants for 2008 inclusion programs 
April 13, 2008  Opening Our Doors— “Create an Inclusive Environment Within Your Youth Program” American Camp Association – Chesapeake Section The section was honored to get a grant from The Bubel/Aiken Foundation for our Inclusion Event in April. This program was developed under the great leadership of Bonnie Dunn and Sara Portman Milner. Members and nonmembers from diverse camping and recreation programs attended this great day of training. Through this education effort we hope to open the possibility of camping to any child or adult that is interested in the camp experience. 
March 11, 2008  LA's Best Sponsors LA's Best BAF was a 2008 donor at $10,000 to $19,000 level 
March 11, 2008  Best Buddies Foundation Sponsors Best Buddies International BAF was a donor at the 25,000 to 49,900 level 
March 11, 2008  Press Release LA's BEST — Better Educated Students for Tomorrow  LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - was created in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley to address an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 and 6 p.m. 
March 7, 2008  The Bubel/Aiken Foundation Announces 2008 Grant Recipients   BAF Website listed the 2008 Grant Recipients 
January 1, 2007  Million Dollar Round Table Foundation 2007 Worldwide Grant Recipients  $8,000 supports the Summer Camp Program, an inclusive summer camp experience for able-bodied and disabled children Sponsor: Kenneth R. Cassis, CFP, CLU  
June 11, 2004  Vanderbilt autism camp benefits from Clay Aiken’s foundation TRIAD Social Skills Summer Camp TRIAD is dedicated to providing a fun-filled camp environment in which all children can learn and have successful interactions with their peers. Children with typical development between the ages of 7 and 13 are invited to participate in camp as models of appropriate social and communication behaviors and as interactive partners for the campers with autism. Peer training is provided to promote an atmosphere of acceptance and support among all campers.  
May 28, 2004  Clay Aiken's Bubel/Aiken Foundation Announces Grant Winners  Renaissance Learning Center Renaissance Learning Center is a charter school for children with autism. Our charter runs through 2012 for up to 60 students, ages 3 – 14. We are a public school so we have no tuition. We have a total of 55 students this year (2007-8) divided into (2) Pre-K classes, ) (2) K class,(1) K-1 class,and (2) Elementary classes. We maintain a ratio of 2.5-3 children per adult.  
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