Become a Partner
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is committed to sharing and partnering with organizations and businesses across the country and the world. By sharing and partnering in the US, the Foundation is able to create awareness very specific to the Down syndrome community as well as mainstream America. The Foundation is deeply grateful to the organizations and businesses that support its mission, vision and values. Over time, the Foundation will work to establish global partnerships in order to truly and significantly improve the lives of all people with Down syndrome. If you or your organization are interested in partnering with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Partners are an invaluable resource, as they help the Global Down Syndrome Foundation fulfill its mission to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome by providing safe, engaging, quality programs throughout the year. Program Partners work to run a variety of programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, providing staff, planning and financial support. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is proud to join the following Program Partners:
Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class Program Partners
Sandy Wolf and The Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation
Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps Program Partners
Dare to Play Soccer Camp Program Partners
Dare to Move with PureBarre Class Program Partners
Zoo Internship Program Partners
Global Down Syndrome Educational Series Program Partners
Global Down Syndrome Educational Fund – The Denver Foundation
On a mission to dramatically improve medical care and enhance research related to Down syndrome, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation is tapping into an innovative way of fundraising for its cause. In a new partnership with Denver-based Inspirato – the destination club for a new generation of luxury consumers – the Global Down Syndrome Foundation is diversifying its fundraising strategies through an array of exclusive luxury vacation experiences that are now open to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s donors.
Inspirato’s new Inspired Giving online giving platform, www.inspiredgiving.com, was designed to help charitable organizations like the Global Down Syndrome Foundation raise funds in a new way. Donors who contribute $2,000 to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation through the Inspired Giving website gain access to Inspirato’s club-managed portfolio of vacation residences and unparalleled personal vacation services in locations ranging from California and Colorado to Mexico and Hawaii.
In 2012, The Global Down Syndrome Foundation announced a grant-giving partnership with the National Down Syndrome Congress to provide much-needed funding to create important educational programs or augment existing educational programs that definitively help people with Down syndrome. The Global Down Syndrome Educational Grants are a direct result of surveys sent directly to many local Down syndrome organizations, and requests from the National Down Syndrome Congress’s affiliate group. In both cases, local educational programs were considered critical to the work of creating a brighter future for people with Down syndrome. The Educational Grants support the Global Down Syndrome Educational Series.
The Global Down Syndrome Educational Series is a two-day conference that features nationally and internationally renowned Down syndrome experts. The first day of the conference is exclusively dedicated to professionals who are working with individuals with Down syndrome, while the second day is dedicated to parents, families and caregivers of people with Down syndrome. The purpose of the conference is to train as many people interacting with Down syndrome (young and adult) in terms of best practices and with the most current information, as well as empowering the local Down syndrome organizations and its members to provide better programs.
The Educational Series was first implemented in Colorado in 2006 and featured the late Dr. William Cohen. The conference had a resounding success, bringing over 202 parents and 170 professionals. Since its inception, the Series educated more than 2,542 parents and professionals in Colorado.