The INNrichment Fund
What is The Children’s Inn INNrichment Fund?
For many Children’s Inn residents with life-disrupting illnesses, the requirements of treatment may affect their individual development. The necessary visits to the NIH and extended stays at The Inn often prevent patients from experiencing the same educational opportunities as healthy individuals. As a result, residents and their caregivers often find themselves seeking new experiences so the child can grow like their friends.
Many times these experiences may be unattainable due to families’ financial limitations. The INNrichment Fund will assist in providing and supplementing the cost of these enrichment opportunities for Inn residents so their illnesses do not impede them from sharing and experiencing the same things as their peers.
The INNrichment Fund enables residents of The Children’s Inn with lift-disrupting illnesses to participate in an experience or activity of their choosing, by providing financial assistance for tuition and/or material costs. Such experiences include but are not limited to: music, art, exercise and therapeutic classes. These experiences should be a supplementary and enriching experience for current and past residents. In addition, the fund may be used to provide financial support to young adult students who are already enrolled in college to help with their educational expenses such as books and fees.
Who is eligible to apply?
Patients currently involved in a pediatric protocol at the NIH who stay or have stayed at The Children’s Inn.
The program or activity must take place within the United States.
Unfortunately, during this pilot year, we are unable to offer The INNrichment Fund to international residents. We hope that more research into best practices during this first year will allow us to expand the reach of this program to our international families. Please continue to check this page, as we will be updating our eligibility criteria periodically.
How does it work?
The application period will launch on July 1, 2016. Applicants may apply for funds over the course of fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). Each quarter, $1,500 will be awarded to three selected residents.
What is the timeline?
Applications accepted beginning: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Applicants notified of decision: Friday, September 1, 2017
Funds awarded: Friday, September 8, 2017