The Kitchens Fund

The Kitchens Fund for First Time National Conference Attendees is available to all current LPA members who are first time National Conference Attendees.      

Each year LPA is pleased to provide $8,000 - $10,000 in Kitchens Fund Grants.  Funds are limited, and LPA tries to help as many people as possible.  Each year, LPA is pleased to provide grants which typically range from $150 - $300 per recipient to help defray costs.  The amounts can vary from year-to-year based on funds available.

The application period is now closed. Online applications will be taken beginning January 2016.

The Kitchens Travel Fund was established in honor of the Kitchens' family as a way to assist members of Little People of America in attending the annual National Conference.  To qualify for the fund the applicant must meet the following criteria:

1)                 must be a first-time attendee of a National Conference
2)                 must be a paid member of LPA in good standing, and
3)                 any minor child must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

When applying, the applicant should submit a cover letter explaining why they should qualify for the fund.  In the cover letter (if possible), provide the name of an LPA member (non-family) as a reference.

Since funds for travel are limited and LPA tries to help as many applicants as possible, total expenses are not covered. Partial travel expenses OR a complimentary hotel room for a few nights, OR meal expenses are examples of a typical award.  No monies will be awarded until the applicant is actually at the conference, therefore, conference reservations and travel arrangements should be made in advance.  This award is a reimbursement.

Deadlines for applications will be April 30 of the year in which the conference will be attended.  Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by June 1.