Support. Made Possible.
The MOKA Foundation was created to fulfill the MOKA Board of Directors’ desire to deepen and expand their commitment to people with disabilities. It is our vision that the Foundation acts as a vehicle for you and others in the community to support MOKA by sharing your time or financial resources. By making a monetary donation through our online donation portal or by mailing a check to our physical offices or residential homes your contributions aid the organization in expanding its support to the people we are honored to serve.
Funding through the MOKA Foundation works to meet needs not met through traditional funding sources. This includes empowering initiatives that get persons served out into the community with things like State Park passes, zoo memberships, enrollment fees for art classes, or funding for partnerships with organizations like The Diatribe. These are life-changing and memory-making experiences that the people we serve would not have had without the generosity of donors like you.
You can support our mission in several ways through the MOKA Foundation. Our current initiatives include:
The Essentials is MOKA’s recurring giving program and is comprised of a community of monthly givers that use their resources to support and sustain funding for the essential parts of life for the people we serve. The funds raised by our recurring giving program go towards the smaller things we often take for granted, like a new pair of shoes to support medical needs or bus passes to ensure reliable transportation to places of employment. These items are essential for the success and growth of the people we serve and are made accessible by our incredible monthly givers.
The Empowerment Fund
The Empowerment Fund provides “mini-grants” in response to grant requests from persons served or their support staff. All requests must demonstrate that if funded, granting their request will empower the people we serve to meet a personal goal such as the successful acquisition of a job, building relationships in the community, or supporting change that will lead to further independence or autonomy in their life.
Donor Directed Program Gifts
Donor-directed gifts are pivotal to the empowerment of the people we serve and their programs. These donor-directed gifts are placed into designated funds managed by the Foundation to support the various parts of our organization; including a fund for each individual residential home, each county’s Community Supports Program, and the Employment Services. The MOKA Foundation respects the designations of gifts and ensures that donors are able to choose where they would like to designate their gift directly on the MOKA donation page.
Seed Funding for Capital Projects
Seed funding is essential to raising funds for unfunded housing and all associated costs, whether we are buying a new home or updating one of our existing properties.
The people supported by MOKA employees require and deserve a high level of competency. MOKA prides itself on developing competent, caring team members and does an excellent job of emphasizing lifelong learning. This focus on culture and the development of leaders has been critical to our success. Of course, government funding sources only go so far and your support to the MOKA Foundation will allow us to continue our efforts in developing a “culture of gentleness,” “strengthening the resilience of caregivers and developing “leaders at every level” of the agency.
Make a Gift
You can make someone’s future brighter with the simple click of a button. Whether it is by providing a person the opportunity of inclusion in the community, supporting a person on their journey to employment, or helping someone with disabilities reach their full potential, your gift changes lives. Give the gift of a brighter future.