The Columbian Foundation Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities, Inc. is dedicated to improving the quality of life, learning, and main stream employment for children, teens, and adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
The Foundation will accomplish this mission by raising funds to create a variety of state-wide programs such as education in residential care facilities, the Special Olympics, on the job training and summer camps for people of all ages, regardless of race, creed, color, or gender.
The Foundation was incorporated in the State of California in 1988 and has held an annual fund raising drive every year.
In the first twenty-four years, the Foundation has collected over $15-million for people with intellectual disabilities, primarily children. The long term goal is to reach and exceed $1-million per year in donations.
This money has been collected by Knights of Columbus councils throughout the State of California with the cooperation of many other organizations. The money collected is returned to organizations in the local community caring for people with intellectual disabilities. These organizations include learning centers, respite care homes, and recreational programs such as the Special Olympics.