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Advocates for Kids charitable giving has taken root and grown through our commitment to identify unique, effective programs that serve Ohio’s children with special needs.

As of January 2024, Advocates for Kids has awarded over 1.4 million dollars in support of Deaf/HOH children, over $700.00 in support of children with other special needs and almost $500.00 in support of valuable community programs. Below are examples of grant recipients per charitable giving category.

Grant Applications are accepted via email ([email protected]) and should include a 1-3 page letter that describes the project, its objectives, time frame, total cost, the amount you are requesting, contact person(s), phone and Federal Employer Identification Number, accompanied by a page containing the budget (revenue and expenses) for the organization or program, including the grant requested from Advocates for Kids.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

  • Deaf Education Ohio
  • DWAVE (Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere)
  • Ohio Citizens for Deaf Culture
  • Ohio Deaf Friends of the Library
  • Deaf Think Positive
  • Ohio Hands & Voices
  • OYO Camp (A4K program 2014 – 2018)
  • Ohio School for the Deaf
  • Deaf Initiatives
  • Kids Connect (A4K virtual summer program 2020)
  • Community Services for and of the Deaf, Akron
  • Community Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Cleveland
  • Community Services for the Deaf, Cincinnati
  • Community Services for the Deaf, Youngstown
  • Deaf Community Resource Center, Dayton
  • Deaf Services Center: Columbus, Chillicothe, Toledo, Mansfield

Special Needs Children

  • Camp Nuhop
  • Central Community House
  • Children’s Arthritis Foundation
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Children’s Hunger Task Force
  • Directions for Youth
  • Local Matter
  • Respite Connections
  • Rosemont Center
  • Special Wish Foundation
  • Willow Ridge Therapeutic Riding
  • Autism Power
  • My Sister’s Place
  • By the Dawn’s Early Light
  • Northeast Ohio Adoption Services
  • Unstoppable Youth Sports
  • Food for Good Thought
  • Adoption Network Cleveland


  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Toys for Tots
  • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Aladdin Shrine Circus
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girls State
  • Boys State
  • Christmas for Kids
  • Congressional Youth Leadership
  • Opera Columbus
  • Voices for America’s Children
  • YMCA Double Dutch Club

A vast majority of the organizations that Advocates for Kids supports and works with are smaller organizations throughout Ohio that have an annual revenue under five million dollars. 

 It has always been our philosophy and goal to create and support effective programs that provide special needs children with a clearer sense of identity and higher quality of life.