Role of Philanthropy
Northwest Center depends on investment from the local philanthropic community to sustain its current work and to expand its services in the future. It does? Isn't Northwest Center a business? Yes, our businesses create over 400 jobs in integrated settings for people with disabilities. They also pay for 100% of our administrative overhead and generate earned income that is the single biggest source of funding for our work.
Even so, we cannot serve the community without your support. There is so much more to be done, so many more people who have so much to offer if only we can find a way to serve them. Philanthropy accounts for less than 2% of Northwest Center’s overall revenue. But our unique social enterprise model allows us to invest every dollar of philanthropy directly in people.
Without community support we could not:
- Provide scholarships to families of children with developmental delays who cannot afford tuition.
- Develop an inclusive community-based program for teenagers with developmental conditions.
- Sustain job-readiness training and job placement services in the face of staggering state budget cuts.
- Offer leading edge "customized employment" options to people with the most severe disabilities.
Please join us by investing in people. Your investment in the power of inclusion changes lives and makes classrooms, workplaces, and communities stronger and more vibrant. The rewards are amazing!