Best Buddies is an organization that was started by the Kennedy family over 30 years ago. The goal and purpose of Best Buddies is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop one on one friendships, participate in integrated employment, promote independence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Best Buddies has a national presence and has recently looked to open a Michigan chapter to assist in the development of expanding their programming across the state. The Robert Nelson Foundation’s gift of $10,000.00 is focused towards assisting the development of programming in Michigan schools and communities to assist those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential.
Best Buddies Michigan is honored to be amongst your initial group of grantees, and are deeply grateful for your investment in helping us to make the state of Michigan a much more inclusive place to live and work for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Thank you for supporting our mission and vision.