Direct Service programs that offer opportunities for personal growth are integral to the Foundation's mission.
The Butler Foundation funds innovative, inclusive programming in which people of all abilities can learn from one another and respect each person’s unique abilities. Our priority is to provide the resources for individuals with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities to engage in meaningful endeavors that bolster engagement and self-esteem, teach self-advocacy and build competencies that will enhance their lives.
Funding focuses on after-school, summer, vacation and work readiness programs that include educational supports, social and recreational activities, leadership development, mentoring, community involvement and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Key to the success of this work is the professional development of staff working in programs for people with disabilities and collaboration among community organizations.