All the World's a Stage

For the past 35 years, the Jesters performing group has engaged individuals with disabilities in the creative arts. The 21-week program, sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, includes structured movement/dance, music, theater, and visual arts activities that prepare participants for the Jesters’ annual spring performance.

Discovering their Highest Potential

At the Children’s Autism Center, therapists use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to create individualized programs for each child. These programs help children with autism learn to perform everyday tasks at their highest potential.

Fired Up to Learn

Pathfinder’s ‘Summer at Last’ program provides a variety of community-based activities for youth with intellectual disabilities. These structured opportunities, which focus on academic, social, and life skills, help kids retain knowledge acquired during the school year.

Free-wheeling Independence

The Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp teaches children with disabilities how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle. Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI), the camp helps participants gain confidence and self-reliance on and off bikes.


Check out the grant recipients page to view the recently awarded grants and to spark ideas for your future grant requests.

See sculptures created from bicycles by local artists with physical and intellectual disabilities as part of IPFW's Sculpture with Purpose. Click HERE for more information.

Our “mini grants” are designed to quickly provide funding to not-for-profit organizations who need a little boost for their big idea. Apply for a mini-grant here.