Best Buddies International

Best Buddies Massachusetts Elementary School Friendship Project

“This $25,000 grant will support the creation of five Best Buddies elementary school chapters in the Cape Cod area.  Best Buddies chapters bring students with intellectual disabilities together with classmates without intellectual disabilities to socialize, to participate in fun activities, and to create more inclusive classrooms.” (for Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket Counties)

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Boston, MA
AMOUNT: $25,000 for One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: bestbuddies.org/massachusetts


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued