Grant Guidelines and Applications

2014 Grants

The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society (formerly Descendants Group-ADBC) seeks to carry on the spirit of the ADBC and keep their history/story from disappearing from contemporary history. Our emphasis is on continuing education about the WWII Japanese invasion of the Philippines and the experiences of the men and women who subsequently became Japanese prisoners of war

In 2014 we will continue our grant application process that will include the following objectives/initiatives:

* Creative projects providing information about the story of the Japanese Invasion of the Philippines and other Pacific islands and the POWs that were held there or moved to another location by the Japanese for slave labor.

* Development of curriculum that could be utilized in schools (middle school to high school level).

* Development of a play, video production, art display, civic monument, etc. that depicts the story of the experiences of the POWs of the Pacific theatre in WWII.

Grants will be given for fixed duration projects, not for General Operating Support, Endowments, Debt Reduction, Fundraising Events or Sponsorships.

In 2014, the ADBC Memorial Society will be sponsoring their first YOUTH PROJECT COMPETITION. It will be a contest for students ages 12 to 18 and the winner will get a $250 prize.  The judging will be for creative projects providing information about the story of the Japanese Invasion of the Philippines and other Pacific islands and the POWs that were held there or moved to another location by the Japanese for slave labor. These projects can be done through the development of a play, video production, art display, or essay that depicts the story of the experiences of the POWs of the Pacific theatre in WWII.

The deadline to enter their project will be March 31, 2014. Entries will be judged and winners announced at the annual convention May 28-31 2014 at the Hyatt Place Hotel, San Jose, CA.

In order to enter the contest, one must download and fill out the following intent to compete form. For questions, please contact Linda McDavitt at bandboat@yahoo.com.

Download ADBC MS Youth Project Intent to Compete Form: (as Word document) (as pdf)

In 2014 there will be $5,000 in grant money available for a limited number of grants. To apply for a grant, complete the ADBC—Memorial Society Grant Application Form and submit according to the instructions on the form. To be eligible for consideration, grant applications must be received on or before September 30, 2013. Envelopes postmarked prior to that date but received after September 30 will not be considered. For questions, please contact Linda McDavitt at bandboat@yahoo.com or (512) 731-6614.

Download ADBC-MS Grant Application Form: (as Word document) (as pdf)

Download ADBC-MS Grant Guidelines: (as Word document) (as pdf)