Providing Funds for People in Need
The purpose of the Pathfinder Foundation is to counsel and direct all major tax-deductible contributions, gifts, and bequests given to benefit Pathfinder Services.
The Foundation is set to provide funding to benefit those served by Pathfinder Services and to identify and provide funding for others with developmental and physical disabilities who are not served by Pathfinder Services.
The Foundation is also set up to, upon request, give an annual $1,500 matching grant to Special Services Funds set up for those we serve in Huntington, Plymouth, and Wabash. These funds are used for entertainment for people served in our residential and day services. The money is used to pay for things like camp, cottage rental fees, and other recreational needs not covered through other funding. The Special Services Funds also provide help to individuals needing specific financial aid.
As stated, the Pathfinder Foundation and Pathfinder Services make it a point to reach out to help other not-for-profit agencies and others with developmental and physical disabilities not served by Pathfinder Services. All requests for financial assistance must be presented to the Foundation Board in writing indicating the amount of the request and details explaining how the money will be used. Though the Foundation Board will consider all requests, priority is given to those in and outside of Pathfinder Services who face developmental and physical challenges.
The Foundation Board will use up to 5% annually of the account balance funds generated from the Unrestricted Fund for the previous fiscal year. This does not include the matching grant funds presented to the Special Services Funds.