Preparing, empowering and supporting individuals with disabilities.

An endowment fund is an outstanding tool for cultivating financial stability. Gifts to an endowment fund provide a permanent income stream, as only the earned interest is utilized; the principle of the fund is never touched. Donors to an endowment fund know that their gifts will continue to provide for an agency into perpetuity, creating a lasting legacy of support.

Stone Belt believes in the importance of planning for the future, and of ensuring the viability of programs of excellence that are not supported by ever-dwindling government funding. Stone Belt has two endowment fund options available to donors:

Stone Belt Excellence Endowment

Gifts to the Stone Belt Excellence Endowment support on-going initiatives that enable the agency to reach levels of excellence in supports, training, and outcomes for both clients and staff. Examples of programs funded through the Excellence Endowment include the Awards for Excellence - a program that annually honors five exceptional staff members - and the Employee Continuing Education Scholarship Program.

The Joan Burton Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

Joan Burton served as the first executive director of Stone Belt Arc, from 1965-1985. Mrs. Burton's impact on the agency and community was truly significant, and her advocacy work on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities was inspirational. Gifts to the Joan Burton Fund are made directly to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, with the income of the fund directed to Stone Belt.

For more information on endowment giving, please email development@stonebelt.org or call 812.332.2168 ext. 249.

Donate Now

To make an online donation click on the Donate Now button below to make a credit card contribution through Pledge Connect to support Stone Belt's Annual Fund. To make a donation by mail make your check payable to Stone Belt and send it along with this downloadable donor card to Stone Belt, 2815 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.