In the greater Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area, there are thousands of adults with developmental disabilities who need a specialized environment if they are to participate in recreational and social activities. The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities is dedicated to helping them meet their needs by supporting recreational programs offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s renowned Munroe-Meyer Institute in Omaha and in partnership with other community organizations.
Besides offering fun, the programs provided by the institute’s professional staff are therapeutic, improving the physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning of disabled adults. The programs also promote inclusion of an often marginalized population and provide hours of much-needed respite for families and caregivers. Many of these programs aren’t available anywhere else, filling a critical void for members of the adult disabled community and their families.
In addition to the regular weekly Thursday night program offered through Munroe-Meyer, increased financial support from our community in recent years has allowed MFD to expand program offerings to include dance lessons, expanded cooking classes, therapeutic horse riding, ice skating lessons and reading clubs, among others.
The annual Walk & Roll for Disabilities raises funds for MFD programs.
Click on the About tab above to learn more about the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, the people we serve and our mission. To make a tax-deductible donation to MFD, visit our donation page. To learn more on how you can participate in our fund-raising events, click on the links below.
MFD opens grant application process for 2015 programming
MFD is now accepting grant applications for programs aiding people with disabilities in our community during the 2015 calendar year. Applications must be for programs in the Omaha metro area serving people with disabilities aged 13 and up. Please go to our grants page to find the application, which must be filled out and emailed to MFD by November 6.
The MFD sponsors two major fund-rasing events each year that enables us to fund all of our programs, Walk & Roll for Disabilities and the OwL Ride. Please click on the links below to learn how you can participate in or support these annual events.