How your donations make an impact: With a $100 donation, an Abilities First student can have a full year of resources to meet their educational needs, or an adult resident could attend a ballgame with a group of friends. $250 can provide holiday and special event celebrations for students and adults. $500 can help funding for emergent needs throughout Abilities First. Can you help?
Donations to the Foundation for Abilities First NY and Abilities First are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 10% of all gifts is directed to the administration of Advancement and Foundation services.
Additional information and a copy of the latest FAFNY or Abilities First financial report is available by calling AF/FAFNY at 845-485-9803 or upon request from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or charitiesnys.com.
Ways to Give
Support the mission through a gift, in-kind donation of services or goods, sponsorship or charitable giving.
Ways to Join In
Support the mission through individual, corporate or community group volunteer efforts, or provide employment and volunteer opportunities for our individuals.
ABOUT ABILITIES FIRST NY
In 1962, a handful of visionary parents started the “Little Red Schoolhouse” to help their children with disabilities reach their full potential. As the children grew, Abilities First kept pace with community needs and now serves over 1400 individuals and families spanning across 7 Hudson Valley counties and 25 school districts.
We proudly recognize the many contributions of our volunteer leadership, dedicated staff members, community partners, donors, and unsung heroes who remind us every day of the meaning of dignity, generosity, and kindness.
Abilities First, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services to enrich the lives of children and adults in our communities. Our Federal ID number is 14-146742.
ABOUT FOUNDATION FOR ABILITIES FIRST NY (FAFNY)
Philanthropic leadership to enrich the mission of Abilities First, Inc.
Founded in 2018, the mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is to garner the financial resources necessary to meet the programmatic interests and to assure the sustainability of the mission of Abilities First, Inc. FAFNY will establish a stable commitment of philanthropic support, to assure the programs, services, and quality of life opportunities remain strong and available, as well as ensure the organization’s fiscal resiliency during unexpected changes.
FAFNY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides services to enrich the lives of children and adults in our communities. Our Federal ID number is 83-3116304.
All required state and federal forms, documents and financial statements are available upon request. Please contact 845-485-9803 x 1223.