Disney Now Accepting Grant Applications

Filed in: About WDW, Making a Difference, Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., January 18, 2017–  Walt Disney World is proud to invest in community efforts that focus on children and the caring adults in their lives. As part of that commitment, the annual Disney Grants application period will be open January 23 – February 24, 2017.

Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to review the criteria and guidelines HERE . Beginning Monday, January 23, 2017 you can access the application HERE. Please logon to the application portal.  Once you logon to the system, use the Access Code Disney17 to view the application.

The Disney Grants program supports nonprofit organizations that build a strong foundation so that children and their families/caregivers can thrive as healthy, productive, compassionate, and capable citizens with the confidence to reach their highest potential.

Disney supports nonprofits whose mission and programs focus primarily on strengthening families, inspiring happiness and making a positive impact on local children and their families in every key phase of their personal growth. Priority is placed on the following areas of focus:

  • Living Healthier
    • To create physically, emotionally and mentally healthier generations of children and families
    • To enable meaningful interactions between kids and family members and other influential adults
    • To address the support and development of children from cradle to career
  • Thinking Creatively
    • To empower kids to use their creativity to make a positive impact in their personal lives and in their communities
    • To contribute to a larger purpose, demonstrating shared responsibility and decision-making
  • Conserving Nature
    • To increase the time kids spend in nature to inspire lifelong conservation values and physically healthier lifestyles
    • To reverse the decline of threatened species
  • Strengthening Communities
    • To bring hope, happiness and comfort to families in need
    • To provide special experiences that bring comfort and happiness to kids facing illness
    • To serve community needs by championing volunteerism
    • To reflect the optimism and reinforce the values of the Disney brand

You may access the Disney Grants Program FAQ HERE. The FAQ document provides much more details about the grants process, Nonprofit Search portrait deadlines and process, as well as other helpful information.