The Arc Foundation

Think of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation as the fundraising arm of The Arc.  An independent not-for-profit corporation, The Arc Foundation raises money through events such as the annual “Friends Fore Life” golf tournament, The Arc 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Ramon Rocha, Tour de Perry, Taste of Livingston County, and Harvest Fest culinary event. The Foundation then distributes funds to support services that maintain and enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.


Examples of Arc Foundation Grants and Initiatives

The Arc Foundation Gifts

  • Donation of $100,000 to the Opening Doors capital campaign to support the construction of the new KidStart school
  • $100 annually to purchase gifts and amenities for individuals to whom The Arc serves as guardian
  • Air conditioner for a consumer battling cancer
  • Air purifier for a consumer at risk of respiratory infection
  • Art supplies
  • Assistance dogs
  • Help in purchasing hundreds of gifts to benefit local children via the Angel Wreath holiday gift giving program
  • Assistance to purchase a motorized scooter
  • Aid to purchase textbooks for higher learning opportunities
  • Autism alert window stickers
  • Back-up generator for a consumer who is dependent upon a ventilator
  • Bedding, undergarments, and sleep clothes for a displaced consumer
  • Bowling ramps
  • Breakfast with Santa event for local children (all costs not covered through donations)
  • Carbon monoxide detectors for families in need
  • Cassette player for a visually impaired consumer to listen to books on tape
  • Circles Level 2 program (training program for consumers & staff about social boundaries)
  • Dentures (1/3 of the cost covered via the Foundation)
  • Emergency funds for needed nutritional supplements
  • Enlarged font keyboard for a visually impaired consumer
  • Fence to ensure the safety of an autistic child
  • Finders Keepers thrift store gift certificates for children’s clothing
  • Finders Keepers thrift store gift certificates for furniture
  • Mattress covers
  • Pool membership and aquatic exercise equipment
  • Scholarships for consumers to attend self-advocacy conferences
  • Smoke detectors for families supported by The Arc
  • Summer camp scholarships to approximately 25 individuals with disabilities annually
  • Therapeutic horse riding lessons
  • Two $2,000 scholarships for college-bound students studying to work with people with developmental disabilities (awarded annually)
  • Vertical lift for a consumer in a customized pediatric wheelchair (to exit and enter her family home safely)
  • YMCA memberships