Community Partners

Our Community Partners are change agents within human services. They are 501c3 organizations that are either delivering innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They also mirror The Network itself: creative, effective and focused on the highest quality standards. Our partners are results-oriented, leveraging resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and to transform society’s vision of and approach to its most vulnerable members.

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in 36 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support. In order to qualify for support from The Network’s Foundation, an organization must benefit the same populations the company serves.

Since its inception in 2007, nearly 300 Community Partner grants have been awarded to organizations in 30 states.

FY2020 Community Partners Information

For FY2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020), applications for the Community Partners program are considered biannually beginning on October 1. The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Community Partners program typically accepts grant requests ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

Organizations are eligible to re-apply for funding every 12 months from the date of the initial grant. Successful re-submissions will demonstrate measurable progress and outcomes from the previous funding cycle.

To be considered for a grant, please submit a two page letter of interest to the Foundation. In your letter, please include:

  • An introduction to your organization. Tell us about the people you support and what makes your organization unique.
  • A brief description of the program or project for which you are requesting grant funding. Include a high level description of your goals and objectives, project timeline, and other funding sources.
  • The requested grant amount.

Letters of interest for funding in Round 1 are due by November 15, 2019. Letters of interest for funding in Rounding 2 are due by March 15, 2020. Please send letters of interest in PDF form to