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Focus For Giving

DreamWeavers exists to offer people with disabilities the financial support necessary to achieve the dreams important to their quality of life.   Funds for the DreamWeavers program are solicited and managed through the Tenco Foundation, Inc.

Grants are intended to assist individuals with independent living, employment needs or any other circumstances, dreams or aspirations.  Grants are awarded in any amount up to and including $1,000 per individual, per year.   A maximum of $10,000 of Foundation funds will be awarded each year.


Successful grant applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Be a current recipient of Tenco services

  • Must have received Tenco services for a period of at least six months at time of application

  • Be 18 years of age or older at time of application

  • Be an active participant in setting goals for his or her own life. Demonstrate a commitment to growth


A completed application form is required to be considered for a DreamWeavers grant.  A letter of support from a parent/guardian, case manager, social worker, or service provider is encouraged.  Additional information or documents may be requested.  The application, along with any supporting documents the applicant wishes to include, should be submitted to:

Mike Dunlap, Development Officer
Tenco Foundation, Inc.
710 Gateway Drive
Ottumwa, Iowa  52501


The DreamWeavers Committee meets on a quarterly basis to review applications.  Emergency situations may receive special consideration and can be reviewed at the time of need.  Applicants will receive a notification of decision from the Executive Director following the committee meeting.

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