Ability Beyond Disability Awarded Grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation

The Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded Ability Beyond Disability a $5,000 grant toward technology for its Employment Services in Waterbury.


The Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded Ability Beyond Disability a $5,000 grant toward technology for its Employment Services in Waterbury. This money will be used to purchase tablets to be used by employment specialists serving the greater Waterbury area as well as employment-related applications and software licenses for Employment Analytics. This program was funded by a grant from the CCF Program Grant Fund.

Founded in 1923 as the Waterbury Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation was the first community foundation in the state. Serving 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, the foundation administers more than 380 charitable funds established by local donors. Funds reflect a variety of philanthropic interests and support a range of giving opportunities in the arts, environment, health care, education, human services and women’s and children’s initiatives.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this Connecticut Community Foundation Grant, which will allow us to invest in technology and software for the employment specialists working in the greater Waterbury area,” says Kate Travis, Assistant Services Director at Ability Beyond Disability. “These investments will allow staff to be able to more effectively operate out in the community, leading to more employment opportunities for the many individuals we support.” 

“The Connecticut Community Foundation is pleased to assist Ability Beyond Disability with its mission by funding new technology that will enhance employment services and outcomes for its area clients,” says Joshua Carey, Director of Grants Management at the Connecticut Community Foundation.   

The Connecticut Community Foundation provides grants and services to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students in the community. Volunteers and staff offer their expertise by serving on committees and supporting special initiatives that effect positive change, growth and improve the quality of life in our region. For more information, go to www.conncf.org.

Ability Beyond Disability is a 501{c} (3) organization headquartered in Bethel, Conn. and Mount Kisco, N.Y. It provides a wide range of services for over 2,000 people with a disability that inhibits their activities of daily living -- including numerous residential alternatives, employment training, career counseling, job placement services, cognitive and life skills instruction, clinical and therapeutic support, and volunteer and recreational activities. Today, its services extend far beyond the Danbury community into much of Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, New York. For more information about Ability Beyond Disability go to www.abilitybeyonddisability.org.

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