Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Foundations

A number of foundations are dedicated to causes related to people with disabilities and families, as well as disabilities research.

American Foundation for the Blind

Priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB's work in these areas is supported by the strong presence the organization maintains in Washington, DC, ensuring the rights and interests of people with vision loss are represented in our nation's public policies.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

Provides leadership in the field of intellectual disabilities and service to persons with intellectual disabilities, both those born and unborn, and their families.

Simons Foundation

Works to advance research in basic sciences and mathematics.

The Dan Marino Foundation

The Dan Marino Foundation’s mission is to “open doors” for children and young adults with special needs by supporting comprehensive integrated treatment programs, providing outreach services, advancing scientific research, and fostering independence through transition programs.

The Dana Foundation

A private philanthropy with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education.

The Memorial Foundation

The Memorial Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for people through support to nonprofit organizations.