Apply for a Celebrate EDU Microgrant

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to start or do want the chance to try something new? The Celebrate EDU Microgrant Program is available to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are working on a business idea. Microgrants range from $100 – $500 and can pay for supplies, training, equipment, marketing, or other things your business needs to grow. We also provide a course on finance and budgeting and access to our other self-advocacy and entrepreneurship courses.

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Mariel is working to open her online store ‘Mariel’s Boutique’ to sell unique, fashionable accessories.

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Reid is a man with a mic. He is a singer-songwriter, podcast host, and speaker.

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Sophia is an entrepreneurial thinker. She is a make-up artist and YouTuber.

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Conner has an entrepreneurial spirit and is using his interest in computers to carve a path for the future.

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Collaborating with Disability Organizations Across the Country

We work with organizations who embrace innovative ideas, think outside the box, and want to provide opportunities for self-advocates to live happier, more meaningful lives. Celebrate EDU members receive curricula, resources, and education to teach the skills needed to thrive in today’s world.

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Developing Self-Advocacy Skills

Our programs create self-advocates, people who know themselves, advocate for what they need, and have skills that make them employable. We are shifting the employment landscape for people with disabilities by challenging the notion that “underemployment” is the best option.

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