Help us make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults with disabilities
We invite you to join the Institute on Community Integration in promoting a world that values and includes all people with disabilities. Please make a gift now .
Institute on Community Integration Fund
If you'd like, you may specify one of ICI's strategic initiatives for support. Please include your choice in the "Special Instructions" during the check-out process.
Community-Engaged Research and Training
Support innovative, interdisciplinary research and training within ICI’s four focus areas: Early Intervention, Educational Policy and Practice, Community Living and Employment, and Global Disability Rights and Inclusion.
Your support is needed to help us engage community organizations early in the research and dissemination process to ensure we are responsive to their needs. This seed funding will help us leverage our strong national reputation to attract larger federal grants in areas such as healthcare coordination, voting rights, self-advocacy in outstate Minnesota, increasing access to competitive employment for people with disabilities, and stabilizing the direct support workforce.
Developing Interdisciplinary Leadership
Provide scholarships to students from underserved communities, including students with disabilities.
A priority for ICI is to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to create inclusive, welcoming, diverse communities for ALL people with disabilities. Your support will provide scholarships to students from underserved communities. Our focus is on developing leadership through ICI’s interdisciplinary programs, including a graduate certificate in disability policy and services and the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, with emphasis on first-generation graduate students, students with disabilities, and students from racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.
TeleOutreach refers to telecommunications to facilitate and extend discovery transfer from research and clinical practices with the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain to the broader community. Activities that align with this mission including improving inclusion in research for families in different geographic locations, developing intervention supports and pathways to care conducted via telehealth, and extending the reach of broader educational and dissemination activities. Learn more at teleoutreach.umn.edu.
Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium
MIHEC is committed to expanding postsecondary education opportunities for interested youth, young adults, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from all ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. MIHEC is a parent-led collaborative group of stakeholders including inclusive higher education institutions, local education agencies, key state agencies, students, advocates, families, legislators, and nonprofits. Learn more at mihec.ici.umn.edu.
The Stephanie Evelo Fund for Art Inclusion
Art for All
Create opportunities for Minnesota artists with disabilities.
Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion, a project of ICI, recognizes, celebrates, and promotes the work of Minnesota artists with disabilities. Through curated exhibitions at the University of Minnesota and selected locations in the Twin Cities, Art for All provides artists the opportunity to display, discuss, and sell their work. The fund was established by Sheryl and David Evelo in partnership with ICI to remember their daughter Stephanie (1969–2012), a gifted artist and dedicated ICI employee and colleague.
Gifts of all amounts have an impact, and you can make a difference with your support.