The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation works to build on The Network’s innovative approach to
human services by seeking new solutions and creative ideas for enhancing the lives of people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries and youth facing
emotional, behavioral and other challenges, and their families. The Foundation is The MENTOR Network’s commitment to nurturing the excellence and innovation that ensures such environments—
for the populations served by The Network, for our employees and for society as a whole.
Our Community Partners are change agents within human services that are either delivering
innovative care or developing new ideas and models for doing so. They are results oriented, leveraging
resources and knowledge to positively impact individuals and communities and transform
society’s vision of—and approach to—its most vulnerable members.
The Stepping Stones Fund supports individuals served by The MENTOR Network through grants for job training and readiness activities, vocational and higher education, and other programs that lead to self-sufficiency and independence. Whether they are transitioning out of the foster care system, receiving supports in one of our programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities or working to regain their independence following a brain or spinal cord injury, grants from the Stepping Stones fund empower those we serve to achieve their dreams.
Because community service is The Network’s way of life, The Foundation created the Community Champions program to recognize our employees who devote extraordinary amounts of time and energy to local charities. Champions receive recognition throughout The Network, and their chosen nonprofit receives a gift of $500.00.