The MOKA Foundation was created by the MOKA Board of Directors’ desire to deepen and expand their commitment to children and adults with disabilities. It was their vision that the Foundation would act as vehicle for you and others in the community to support MOKA through sharing your time or financial resources. Through your contributions, the organization is able to expand its support to the individuals we are honored to serve by meeting needs not met through traditional funding sources.You can support our mission in several ways through the MOKA Foundation. Our current initiatives include:
The Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund through its Governing Committee provides “mini-grants” of up to $750 in response to grant requests from individuals served by MOKA. All requests must demonstrate that if funded, granting their request will somehow empower them to meet a personal goal such as successful acquisition of a job, build critical relationships in the community, or purchase needed accommodations tolive life in a more functional way.
Matching Funds for Grants
Matching funds are essential to secure grants from sources like the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis to build new or replacement residential homes. We are grateful for the matching support we have received in constructing three new homes, two more under construction and for support of the search for lots for two more new homes.
The individuals supported by MOKA employees require and deserve a high level of competency. MOKA prides itself on the development of competent, caring team member and does and excellent job. This focus on culture and development of leaders has been critical to our success. Of course, government funding sources only go so far and your support the MOKA Foundation will allow us to continue our efforts in developing a “culture of gentleness,” “strengthening the resilience of caregivers, and developing “leaders at every level” of the agency.
Expand Autism Program
Unfortunately, one in sixty eight children in the United States of America has autism in some form. The demand for ABA and other services exceeds our ability to respond. With your help we can expand the number of individuals we serve throughout western Michigan.
We invite you to help support individuals, both children and adults, with autism and developmental and intellectual disabilities by making a donation today.
For information, contact Jenna VandeKamp at jvandekamp@,moka.org
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