DAC Education and Resource Fund

The Disability Action Center of Marion County
Education and Resource Endowment Fund

Established March 2015

 

The Disability Action Center is pleased to announce the establishment of our Education and Resource Fund through Your Community Foundation (YCF). Establishment of this fund will provide grants and funding for education, scholarships and resources for individuals with disabilities for years to come.  

The establishment of the fund was made possible by a very generous and dedicated group of founding donors, whom collectively contributed over $7,300 towards the funds creation. The Disability Action Center pledged to match these funds with an additional $5,000, providing the startup investment of over $12,300. Following this initial investment from the Disability Action Center, the endowment funds will be invested by YCF to increase their value, with net income from those investments and all future contributions used to support the Disability Action Center Education and Resources. 

The Disability Action Center Education and Resource Fund Endowment will focus on three areas of giving and support:

  • The Assist Award Scholarship given yearly to special needs graduates in Marion County Schools;
  • Educational needs of individuals with disabilities and their families; and
  • Resources for individuals with disabilities and their families to include home modifications, assistive technology, personal development, trainings and support services. 

All donations to this fund are tax deductible. Contributions to the fund can be made to the Disability Action Center or directly to Your Community Foundation on behalf of the Disability Action Center of Marion County Education and Resource Fund anytime throughout the year.  

For more information on the DAC’s Education and Resource Fund you can visit the DAC’s website at www.disabilityactioncenter.com  or Your Community Foundation’s website at www.ycfwv.org. 

In the future, if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or grant from the DAC’s Education and Resource Fund, please contact the Disability Action Center at (304) 366-3213 or email jsole@disabilityactioncenter.com