about us

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities was established in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to raise and distribute funds to benefit people with developmental disabilities in San Diego and Imperial Counties when funds are not available from public or private resources.

​The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation and works to enhance the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities, support community integration, and increase community awareness about the needs of persons with developmental disabilities.

Our Vision: Persons with developmental disabilities will live full, productive and satisfying lives as active members of their communities.

Through your generosity and the generosity of community partners such as corporations, businesses and individuals, the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities is able to provide:

  • Affordable housing access and development

  • Micro-enterprise job development and creation

  • Emergency assistance for persons with developmental disabilities

  • Scholarship opportunities for students entering the field of developmental disabilities

  • Training opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families

  • Funding for innovative community programs