Colcom Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports those in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Colcom Foundation’s mission is to provide care and financial assistance to those in need. It helps with employment, housing, transportation, accessible medical equipment, and more.
It was first established in 1996 by Cordelia Scaife May. Colcom Foundation began its business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Colcom Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh, PA. Dedicated to the service of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides these people housing, food, health, and employment.
Colcom Foundation’s staff provides various services to help intellectually disabled adults get jobs and accomplish their goals regarding education and employment. Many of Colcom’s clients work at Pittsburgh-based companies like World Wildlife Fund Inc., PPG Industries Inc., and Heinz Family of Companies Inc.
It comprises two organizations – a private foundation and a public charity. The two organizations work together to meet the needs of those they serve but also have their unique responsibilities.
The private foundation is responsible for the policies and practices of the organization. The foundation ministers to potential donors to raise money. The revenues received by the private foundation are used to fund grants, programs, and services.
The public charity aspect of Colcom Foundation has a 23-member board of directors that governs the organization’s operation. This board of directors is in charge of creating and maintaining a resource network for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
It serves individuals living with intellectual and physical disabilities throughout the United States. In the nine states where it has a presence, there are more than 40 locations to serve those in need. These locations provide services such as housing, transportation, and health care assistance. The foundation also provides resources to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn how to find employment and live independently. It also provides financial assistance for applicants for food stamps, Medicaid, Child Allowances, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and other federal and state benefits. Visit this page for additional information.
Learn more about Colcom on https://www.colcomfdn.org/impact/