STARability Florida Adult Training Program

Grants 2024

Grants Awarded January 2024

Golisano Foundation - IDD

Medical Motors Services
$100,000 to maintain and expand transportation services for the Rochester area by certifying drivers, replacing vehicles nearing end-of-life, and upgrading technology.

$75,000 to support the development of CCAT which will offer innovative education, health opportunities, digital media, VR technology, and performing arts for individuals with IDD in the community.

Arc of Allegany Steuben
$50,000 for the expansion of Stitched INK, a social enterprise to hire additional employees and replace outdated equipment to meet demand and accommodate expansion.

Mary Cariola Children’s Center
$15,000 to conduct preschool evaluations to identify academic, cognitive, or social-emotional delays and create Individualized Education Programs to support students as they begin school.

Rock Autism, Inc.
$12,000 to provide individuals with autism educational and vocational programs in music, filmmaking, and theatre as well as paid internships and job opportunities.

Danceability, Inc.
$10,000 to support individualized dance, fitness, and movement programs for those with IDD.

Momentum Choir, Inc.
$6,000 to provide enhanced learning, skill development, and artistic expression through music for adults (18+) with IDD.

GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers
$75,000 to begin the Amina Grace 1-1 Speech & Language Program to serve 60 individuals with Down Syndrome.

Guardian Angels for Special Populations
$30,000 to collaborate with community partners in renovating Lake Kennedy Park to be accessible and inclusive for 100+ individuals attending Special Populations Center and community members of Lee County.

Protected Harbor, Inc.
$30,000 to hire two, part-time direct service staff to expand the new Day Services and Respite program from 8 to 30 residents with IDD living in Lee County.

Freedom Waters Foundation
$20,000 to collaborate with healthcare facilities and local agencies in Lee and Collier counties to offer therapeutic boating and sailing experiences for 1,000 individuals with IDD.

Face Autism
$10,000 to support the Dynasty Stars ballroom dance program designed for individuals with IDD to develop relationships, learn interpersonal skills, and increase independence through musical movement and dance.

Adventure For All
$5,000 to support the Gravel & Giving program that empowers individuals with IDD to challenge societal perceptions and discover their potential through competitive gravel bike training and racing.

Updated Feb 2024