Catalight Foundation

As the foundation arm of Catalight, we support the organization’s vision to create a more equitable world so people with developmental disabilities can choose their path. We do this by Illuminating the inequities that exist today in order to raise capital and reinvest in systemic change. And we can’t do it alone. We are looking for strategic partners to join us on this journey, helping remove longstanding barriers and biases, and ableist attitudes that make the paths difficult for people to navigate today.


Creating a more equitable world

At Catalight, we are focused on increasing access to behavioral health services. This work is especially important as the CDC Autism & Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network found that 17% of children in the U.S. between the ages of three and 17 that have one or more developmental disabilities. And the majority of the counties in our country lack the necessary resources to provide a timely diagnosis. In fact, a Rutgers’ study reported that 25% of children with autism remain undiagnosed by eight years of age while Stanford scientists found that demand for autism treatment is 18 times larger than the available supply of care. By ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities receive early diagnosis and interventions along with ongoing access to services, we can help them and their families improve their quality of life.

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Who we support

We provide funding to organizations that will help provide greater equity, community integration and true inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. Our early work has focused on supporting the sustainability and growth of our affiliate organizations that provide direct services and care. To date, we have given Easterseals Northern California nearly $1 million and Easterseals Hawaii more than $3 million in grants, so they can continue to provide exceptional, individualized, family-centered services to empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals and live independent, fulfilling lives.

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Progress is made one partnership at a time. Reach out and get to know us today.

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Why support our work

We have a decade’s worth of experience building one of the largest behavioral health networks in the nation, which is serving nearly 10,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families every day through Catalight and our family of companies. With your support, we can help individuals find the path of their choice.

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