The MOKA Foundation

Read our Spring 2013 Newsletter "Together" and give a gift today!

The individuals we support have needs which are greater than MOKA's resources. Support an individual and give them a better quality of life. Fund a scholarship to help someone get a job, buy a pair of shoes, or purchase tickets for individuals to attend a hockey game - it all makes a difference! Select what you’re passionate about, make your gift and together we’ll empower the individual in everyone-it’s a great feeling. At MOKA we celebrate achievement every day. No gift is too small, no challenge too large, it only matters that you give today.

Whether you choose the Greatest Needs Fund and allow MOKA to use your gift for current agency priorities or choose the Dignity Fund to support individuals with unmet needs, a specialized residential home, or a scholarship for Social Coaching, your gift empowers individuals MOKA supports.  Demonstrate your passion for developmental and intellectual disabilities by giving today. Another easy way to support individuals is to collect and turn in your can tabs. Read more on our News Page.

Support an Individual: Your unrestricted gift to our Dignity Fund will support unmet needs and demonstrate your passion for helping the developmentally disabled. Help purchase items individuals can’t afford because Medicaid, Medicare or their insurance doesn’t cover the cost. These needs can’t be met in any other way. It may be a new pair of shoes, a winter coat, a new pillow or hearing aids.

Support a Specialized Residential Home: We provide specialized residences individuals call home, and want to come home to. Just like your home we don’t have everything we need, and like your family; we can’t afford everything we want. You can provide funds for social activities for the individuals and staff. Favorites include sporting events, cultural entertainment, or gift certificates for dinner. We need items like talking photo albums to communicate with our nonverbal residents, a full set of appropriate board games or a flat screen TV. With these resources, individuals are able to function better at home or participate in the community.

Support a Social Coaching Scholarship: MOKA’s Social Coaching Program helps individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, cognitive challenges and mental illness identify their social challenges, learn useful skills, and practice during excursions in the community. Scholarships are designed for individuals 16 years old or older who are low income, on Medicaid, their insurance will not cover the program, or they need to repeat the program. These adults often fall through the cracks and aren’t eligible for services. Program graduates pursue jobs, post-secondary education, and become involved in their community. Classes of 6 individuals meet weekly for 15 weeks. We offer 15 classes throughout the year. Your gift to the Scholarship Fund supports adults to help themselves acquire confidence, achieve their dreams and live more independently. The cost of one scholarship is $500.

To make a gift quickly and securely, please click here for options. To read more about the Foundation click here. If you prefer, you may mail a check or money order payable to: MOKA Foundation 3391 Merriam Street Muskegon, MI 49444. You may call 231.830.9376 ext. 648 to make a credit card gift over the phone. MOKA Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501 c 3 public charity and gifts are tax deductible. We’ll acknowledge your gift with a prompt letter for tax purposes.

If you would like more information, please contact: Diane Szewczyk-Smith,
Development Director of the MOKA Foundation at

3391 Merriam Street
Muskegon, MI  49444

231-830-9376 ext. 648  or  1-800-644-2434
Fax: 231-737-1464