70+ Local Businesses Recognized for Investing in Individuals with Special Needs

The Exceptional Children's Foundation recognized over 70 businesses who partner with the entrepreneurial non-profit to create a lifespan of opportunities for children, students and adults with developmental disabilities, including educational and job placement programs. - May 27, 2018

Revised - ECF Earns $100,000 Grant from S. Mark Taper Foundation

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people's lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. They awarded ECF their 2017 foundation grant for the Early Start Program. - March 08, 2018

Culver City Recognizes Dr. Scott Bowling for His Exceptional Leadership

October is Disability Awareness Month in the City of Culver City. As part of the local celebration, Dr. Scott Bowling, President and CEO of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), was recognized for his leadership in creating an inclusive community for individuals of all abilities. - October 29, 2017

Hawker Pacific Aerospace Recognized for Partnering with ECF to Employ Adults with Developmental Disabilities

In honor of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM), the California Disability Services Association recognized Hawker Pacific Aerospace for partnering with Exceptional Employment Solutions for hiring 12 adults with special needs, trained and supported by the Exceptional Children's Foundation. - October 29, 2017

New E-Commerce Site Increasing Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

Is your inbox flooded with urgent requests from social service nonprofits for donations because of threats to public funding? Instead of appealing to private donors to become less reliant on legislated dollars, the Exceptional Children’s Foundation is using a different tactic: launching an e-commerce site to generate new revenues while benefiting individuals with disabilities. - July 05, 2017

Leslie Abell Named Philanthropist of the Year

Leslie Abell of Los Angeles was named 2016 Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, for his longtime support of people with developmental disabilities. - December 18, 2016

LA Rams Team Up with ECF to do Well by Doing Good

Los Angeles Rams partner with local nonprofit in Inglewood to employ adults with special needs. - December 18, 2016

ECF Board of Directors Secures Three-Year Contract Extension for Scott Bowling as President and CEO

The Board of the Exceptional Children's Foundation, a nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs in the greater Los Angeles area, has secured a three-year contract extension for President and CEO Scott Bowling, who will oversee the opening of a new site in Inglewood to serve adults with developmental disabilities and guide staff on the design and launch of new and expanded programs offering direct pathways to employment for adult participants. - August 20, 2016

ECF Thanks Over 70 Business Partners That Include Developmentally Disabled in Their Bottom Line

The Exceptional Children's Foundation recognized over 70 businesses who partner with the entrepreneurial non-profit to create a lifespan of opportunities for children, students and adults with developmental disabilities, including educational and job placement programs. - June 25, 2016

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Norris Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation to support the ECF Kayne Eras Center School. This grant will help provide comprehensive educational, therapeutic, and enrichment programs for K-12 students... - September 10, 2015

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills to support the ECF Kayne Eras School. This grant will help provide comprehensive educational, therapeutic, and enrichment programs for K-12 students with special needs to... - August 07, 2015

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from QueensCare

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from QueensCare. This grant will provide early intervention and family support services to young children with developmental disabilities and delays in their Early Start Program. ECF’s Early Start... - August 05, 2015

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from the Alcoa Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Alcoa Foundation. This grant for the ECF Kayne Eras Center School will support the work of the Kayne Eras Coding Academy, which teaches basic programming and computer science principles to ninth and... - August 05, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation. This grant for ECF’s Supported Employment Program will help provide an array of services to assist adults with developmental disabilities to gain... - July 26, 2015

70 Businesses Recognized for "Doing Well By Doing Good"

With more than 100 people in attendance, Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) honored and thanked 70 business and community partners at its inaugural Business Partner Recognition Luncheon held at Killer Shrimp Restaurant in Marina del Rey (CA) on May 19. These businesses make it possible... - May 23, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. This grant will provide support for a variety of enrichment programs for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are... - May 04, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Recognized as 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Exceptional Children’s Foundation announced today that it has received a prestigious 2015 Top‐Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are honored to be recognized by GreatNonprofits as a Top‐Rated Nonprofit for... - May 02, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from The Siragusa Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Siragusa Foundation. This grant will provide support for a broad range of enrichment activities for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are designed to... - March 11, 2015

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from Variety The Children’s Charity Southern California

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from Variety The Children’s Charity of Southern California. This grant will provide early intervention services and family support services to young children with special needs in ECF’s Early Start... - March 06, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This generous grant will provide support for general operating activities with a focus on supported employment, ECF’s career placement services program... - March 04, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from Disability Communications Fund

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Disability Communications Fund. This generous grant will provide interactive whiteboards in ECF Kayne Eras School classrooms. “ECF is grateful for the support from the Disability Communications... - March 04, 2015

A Disability Art Exhibit and Roundtable Discussion at Mark Twain Branch Library

Save the date to learn about and discuss art opportunities for adults with disabilities. Reception will follow the roundtable discussion. When: Monday, February 23, 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Where: 9621 S. Figueroa Sreet, Los Angeles, CA, 90003 Guest Speakers: Allen Terrell, Art Director, ECF Art... - February 14, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from Murad Family Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Murad Family Foundation. This grant will provide support for a variety of enrichment programs for students with special needs at the ECF Kayne Eras School. Enrichment activities are fundamental to the... - February 11, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation. The grant will help support daily operating expenses, making it possible for ECF to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs. “ECF is... - January 10, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Weingart Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Weingart Foundation. The grant will help support daily operating expenses over the next two years, making it possible for ECF to maintain a lifespan of services for children and adults with... - January 08, 2015

Exceptional Children's Foundation Launches New Website

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website (www.ECF.net). ECF has been improving the lives of children and adults with special needs since 1946. ECF’s new website clarifies ECF’s niche as a provider of... - October 29, 2014

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Receives Grant from the LA Lakers Youth Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. This grant will help provide services for nearly 200 K-12 students with special needs at ECF’s Kayne Eras School. The Los Angeles Lakers Foundation focuses... - October 22, 2014

Exceptional Children's Foundation Announces New Board Chair and Two New Board Members

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley Smith as its new Chairperson of the Board and the addition of Steven Beltran and Mary Kayne to the Board. “For only the second time since ECF was established in 1946, the ECF Board has elected a... - September 25, 2014

Governor Brown Appoints ECF President Scott Bowling to California's Board of Behavioral Sciences

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is proud to announce that California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Scott Bowling, Psy.D., President and CEO of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), to the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Behavior Sciences (BBS) for... - September 18, 2014

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Announces 32nd Annual “First Ever” Golf Benefit

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) announces its 32nd Annual “First Ever” Golf Benefit will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014, at Los Robles Greens (299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA). The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1pm and also feature an awards... - September 05, 2014

Exceptional Children's Foundation Receives Grant from the Eisner Foundation

Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Eisner Foundation. This grant will provide support for educational and therapeutic services to 190 K-12 students with special needs at ECF’s Kayne Eras School. The Eisner Foundation was started... - July 09, 2014

Exceptional Children's Foundation Announces Inspirational High School Graduation

The Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) announces its annual high school graduation ceremony on Friday, May 30. The event will take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm in the Tom Arnold Auditorium at the Kayne Eras School at 5350 Machado Road in Culver City. Many of the students who attend... - May 30, 2014

ECF Announces Downtown Art Center and Art Gallery Open House

The Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF) welcomes the community to its Downtown Art Center and Art Gallery Open House at 431 South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 16, from 12noon to 2pm. “Serving the community since 1968, ECF’s Art Center Program has a long history... - May 15, 2014

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