NDSS and Voya Cares® Entrepreneur Grants

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The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Cares® are partnering to provide financial support to entrepreneurs with Down syndrome. Two $10,000 grants are available for two individuals with Down syndrome who want to start their own business or invest more capital into their company.

The grants will be awarded this October, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The recipients will be chosen based on the creativity of their business plan, their goals for the future of their business, and the impact they are making in their communities.


Additional Information

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Have Down syndrome
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Own a business or is starting their own business
  • Be a resident of the United States

Grant Funding

  • Two individuals with Down syndrome will receive a $10,000 grant.

Application Deadlines

You should complete the application as independently as possible.

Info will be released summer 2024.


You will receive an email confirmation that we received your application. If you have any questions about completing the application, please contact Colleen Hatcher at chatcher@ndss.org 

  • Current Introduction
  • Contact information for applicant
  • Contact information about guardian/co-owner of the business
  • General information about the business
  • Financial information
  • Information about employment
  • Additional information
  • Media
  • Complete

Thank you for starting your application for the 2024 grant with Voya Cares®!

Application deadline: September 1st, 2024

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