Builds friendships between people with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion.
Secures jobs for people with IDD, allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and support themselves.
Educates and empowers people with and without IDD, to be leaders, public speakers and advocates.
Providing a vibrant, integrated living opportunity for people with and without IDD.
WHO WE SERVE
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
WHERE THE DOLLAR GOES
Overall, contributions to Best Buddies are judiciously spent, with the majority of these funds directly applied to the enrichment of the organization’s programs. Our total annual budget demonstrates that 83% of all monetary contributions is allocated to one of Best Buddies eight programmatic divisions that directly integrates people with intellectual disabilities.
Best Buddies International outperforms the majority of nonprofits in America with respect to fiscal responsibility.