The MOKA Foundation

The MOKA Foundation was developed to enhance the full integration of individuals with disabilities into the community and provide a clear avenue for members of the community to support our mission.

The Foundation will support the pursuit of individual goals through the Empowerment Fund or scholarships for the Social Coaching program; accept financial support for capital projects such as new residential homes, technology or furnishings; partner with community members in securing the agency's future through a gift to the Endowment Fund; Or, gratefully accept gifts to help grow the Foundation investments for future needs.

Demonstrate your passion for our mission in supporting individuals with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities by giving today.

Support...

...an Individual's Goals: Your gift to our Empowerment Fund will support individual goals to empower individuals in becoming more independent, aid in securing a job, build critical relationships in the community or purchase needed accommodations to live life in a more functional way.

...individuals in a Specialized Residential Home: MOKA provides 24 hour support and supervision in homes located throughout western Michigan. We believe these homes should be of highest quality, and support an individual's acceptance in the community.

...a Social Coaching Scholarship: MOKA’s Social Coaching Program helps individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, cognitive challenges and mental illness learn critical social skills needed to participate fully and achieve life successes. Scholarships are granted for individuals 16 years old or older. Program graduates pursue jobs, post-secondary education, and become more involved in their community. Classes of 6 individuals meet weekly for 15 weeks and has recently expanded to include Muskegon,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, 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 recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization and as such 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 dsmith@moka.org