The Good Morning Adoption Fund Inc. Adoption Grant
GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES & INFORMATION:
Grants will be awarded in the amounts of either $2,500 or $5,000 depending
on financial need. Checks in the awarded amount will be made payable
to your adoption agency.
Applicants must be a US citizen whose principle residence is in a New
England state (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) and exhibit financial need.
Applicants must be working with a licensed adoption agency, which has an
office located in a New England state (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). You will be asked
to provide all agency contact information.
To begin the application process you must have a complete certified
home study that has been approved by a qualified agency in a New England
state (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). No applications will be considered without
Total gross annual income of applicant(s) must be less than $70,000, as
reported in the home study.
Total assets of applicant(s) must be less than $250,000 (excluding equity
in primary residence and federal income tax qualified retirement accounts)
as reported in the home study.
Applicants must exhibit a commitment to adoption and will proceed with
or without a grant from the Good Morning Adoption Fund (GMAF).
Family members and close personal friends, of the GMAF board are prohibited
from applying for grants.
Applications for reimbursement on a finalized adoption will not be accepted.
If at anytime recipient terminates adoption plans the grant money will
be forfeited and must be returned to GMAF for future distribution. By
signing this application the applicant(s) certify that they have informed
their adoption agency of this policy.
We reserve the right to contact applicants and/or their adoption agency
by phone to clarify any information provided in the application or to conduct
a telephone interview.
Grants will be awarded in April and October annually. Grant recipients
will be notified via telephone and/or mail by April 15th for the April
grant and by October 15th for the October grant.
Due to the volume of applicants, please do not call to follow up on your
application or to be sure that we received it. If there are any questions
concerning your application we will contact you directly. Applications
can be sent via certified mail if delivery receipt is desired.
Applicants may apply as often as they meet selection criteria, however
may only receive one grant per adoption event.
The GMAF requests a picture of the recipient(s) and GMAF board member(s)
at the grant presentation ceremony for use in future GMAF promotions. A
release form will be provided to recipients. Signature on the release
form is not required for a grant award.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 15th FOR THE APRIL GRANTS AND
BY AUGUST 15th FOR THE OCTOBER GRANTS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
and complete the GMAF grant application, include the following supplement
documents – home study and personal statement – and
Good Morning Adoption Fund – Grant Application
310 South Longyard Road, Southwick, MA, 01077