InVision Foundation

We support the development of person-driven services for people with disabilities.

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Now more than ever, your support ensures the people we serve continue to be heard, valued, and honored. You can make meaningful lives a reality by donating today!


How You Can Help

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Why Give

A home of their own in a supportive community and the independence to make decisions on where and how they want to live are things people without disabilities often take for granted. 

People with disabilities are no different in their desire to achieve their own goals. They deserve the right to be treated with dignity and respect and InVision Foundation helps fund programs so they can fulfill their dreams of lives well lived.

When you support InVision Foundation, you help people with disabilities forge their own paths.
 

Explore Our Funds

InVision Foundation raises money to support the development of person-driven services for people with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful lives.

Thank you for learning more about our funds. You can help support programs for disabilities as well as their dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).

For more information, contact the InVision Foundation team at 724-933-5100 or via email at foundation@invisionhs.org.

See Beyond Fund

This fund enables the people we serve to live in their own homes, participate in their communities, receive the mental health care they need, experience opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment, and find rewarding careers.

See Beyond Independent Living Fund

Your support enables the people we serve in our Residential program to live in their own homes, receive necessary maintenance, safety and security, and capital home improvements.

See Beyond Behavioral Health Fund

Your gift supports access to mental and behavioral health care services in the homes and communities of people with a dual diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disability with a behavioral or mental health disorder.

See Beyond Community Supports Fund

Your gift supports the people in our Community Supports program who receive customized services for daily activities based on their individual needs, like paying bills, household maintenance, managing medications along with self-care skills, as well as community-oriented and interest-based activities.

See Beyond Employment Supports Fund

Supporting this fund helps people we support to not only find a job, but also to support them on their path to achieving a rewarding career while also making a positive impact on their communities. The joy and satisfaction that comes from earning a paycheck cannot be overstated and feeling included and valued are their own rewards.

See Beyond Meaningful Lives Fund

Your gift enables the people we support to participate in events and activities that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy like hobbies, discovering arts and entertainment, or going on vacation. This fund provides the opportunity for personal enrichment and pursuing growth which are vital to the health and well-being of all people, including people with intellectual and other disabilities.

DSP Advancement Fund

DSPs are skilled professionals who provide essential support for people with disabilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These supports range from monitoring and administering medication, identifying and managing behaviors, and assisting with basic needs like shopping, transportation, cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene. DSPs are guidance counselors, social workers, activity coordinators, and constant companions to individuals whose lives depend on their support.

InVision recognizes that while the role of a DSP is often rewarding, it is not without its challenges. DSPs struggle to earn the respect and compensation they deserve as highly skilled professionals. Based on rates set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), the average hourly wage for a DSP is just over $13.00 per hour.

The DSP Advancement Fund expands opportunities for DSPs to ensure their ability to deliver the highest quality support possible. Investing in them is investing in a group who choose careers of service and sacrifice. It helps them see a path forward by enhancing their skills and education and providing opportunities for advancement.

Global Partnerships Fund

Ensures the most vulnerable children and young adults in South Africa receive the critical therapies, life skills, and emotional support they deserve. This program also support life-saving training for caregivers as well as job preparation and entrepreneurial skill development. Through partnerships and collaboration, raising awareness, and identifying needs, this fund is strengthening intellectual disability services for South Africa.

Greatest Need Fund

These gifts are directed toward specific areas where your support can have an immediate impact.

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More Ways to Give

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to impact the lives of the people we serve is to support InVision Foundation with a cash gift. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:
 
  • An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card, or money order today, you enable us to meet the most urgent needs of the people we support. You will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
  • A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the account, change the beneficiary, or close the account.
We'd love to talk with you, so if you have questions, please contact InVision Foundation by phone at 724-933-5100 or via email at foundation@invisionhs.org.

Other giving options.

InVision Foundation offers many different ways that you can help people with disabilities discover meaningful lives. The following provides details on how you can support us now and in the future.

Please contact InVision Foundation by phone at 724-933-5100 or via email at foundation@invisionhs.org.

Gifts of stock or bonds that have appreciated in value may be especially attractive to you under the current tax laws. Mutual funds, like gifts of stock, are another way that you can make a larger gift than you might ordinarily be able to give, simply by giving shares of mutual funds you have owned for more than a year.

The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible.
There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Ready to donate stocks or mutual fund? Please contact the InVision Foundation team at 724-933-5100 or via email at foundation@invisionhs.org.

 

See beyond disabilities with your legacy.


Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family while also supporting InVision Foundation.

Create a lasting legacy of supporting the hopes, dreams, and visions of the people we support to become reality when you make a gift to InVision Foundation in your will or trust. 

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to take to your attorney for use in drafting your bequest.

For an unrestricted gift that allows InVision Foundation to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to InVision Foundation, a non-profit corporation currently located at 12450 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090, or its successor thereto,__________________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be sued for (state purpose) if and so long as InVision Foundation determines that the need exists. If InVision Foundation shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists, or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then InVision Foundation may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."

Other planned giving options include trusts, IRA charitable rollover, real estate, endowed gifts, and donor advised funds.

Give a gift that matters.


Donate to InVision Foundation in the honor or memory of someone special and you will also be contributing to creative and innovative solutions for the people we serve. Your special gift today will remove obstacles in the way of meaningful lives. On behalf of the people we serve, thank you.

Harness the giving power of a private foundation without the complexity.


A donor advised fund, which is similar to a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to InVision Foundation. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to have an immediate impact, or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming InVision Foundation the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successors to continue recommending grants to InVision Foundation. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

Double the impact of your gift.


Your gift can go even further if your company has a matching gift program. For every donation you send to InVision Foundation, most organizations will match it dollar for dollar (and in some cases, even more)!

Unsure if your employer matches donations? Contact your company's Human Resources department to learn about your options. Requesting matching gifts could be through an online form, payroll deductions, or paper forms. Just fill out your portion, send it to us, and we'll do the rest.

If you or your company have questions about our Matching Gifts program, please contact the InVision Foundation team by phone at 724-933-5100 or via email at foundation@invisionhs.org.

Take advantage of an easy way to give to InVision Foundation through your workplace giving program. You can designate your workplace donation to InVision Human Services/InVision Foundation through United Way or CyberGrants.

If your workplace participates in the United Way program, you can designate your pledge through their Donor Choice Program. Simply follow the instructions on your pledge form or write in InVision Human Services/InVision Foundation's contact information: InVision Human Services/InVision Foundation, 12450 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090-7387.

Personal Enrichment Grant Application

We are happy to share this opportunity for people supported by InVision to apply for needs-based grant support.

For people supported by InVision Human Services, these small grants can enhance an entrepreneurial project, initiative, or program connected with personal enrichment, living a meaningful life, and/or pursuing growth.

Sample projects, initiatives, or programs might be:

  • $500 to create, promote, and sell homemade greeting cards.
  • $1,200 to train, buy appropriate gear, and travel to hike a mountain.
  • $200 for supplies and tuition for taking a cake decorating course.

To provide grant equity, we ask grant award recipients to wait two calendar years before reapplying.

DSPs can assist the person supported with filling out the following form, or a DSP can apply for a grant themselves, if the request is on behalf of the person(s) supported.

If you receive funding from the Foundation, you will be asked to:
  • Submit a minimum of 3-5 photos.
  • Participate in a brief interview about your project.
  • Submit a final accounting of project costs with invoices/receipts.
  • Spend the money received on relevant project costs within one year.

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