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The Purpose of the Foundation is to make funding available to organizations that assist individuals who have a disability or who are disadvantaged to recognize and to achieve their chosen level of economic and social independence. 

        • Created in October 1997 

        • Granted 501 (c) 3 status February 1998 

        • Endowment fund created March 29, 2001 

        • Granted 509 (a) 1 status September 27, 2004  


The foundation, over time, has supported the corporation in the following ways:

During the years ended June 30, 2022, and 2021, program contributions of $406,483 and $28,276, respectively, were awarded by the Foundation to DWI.

  • Program scholarships, supporting access to individuals that may not have traditional funding. (FY 21 $6,479.37, FY 22 $16,258.04)
  • Vehicle leases, the corporation leases vehicles from the Foundation at a minimal interest payment, with the intention of building back funds to make future upgrade to the corporate fleet. (Since inception of the program in 2014 we have leased $498,986.16 vehicles from Foundation)


  • Donations toward meeting corporate mission, as an organization that is reimbursed for services provided and do not cover all costs expended by those fees. The foundation provides donation dollars to help offset those expenses. (In FY 2022 we received $52,201.19. The fund was not available in FY 2021)
  • Donations toward Property, Plant and Equipment enhancements.


  • Support in purchasing the DWI Rexburg building.


  • Partnership with the Festival of Trees and the designated funds as donated by the Festival of Trees Board.







The Foundation accepts deferred gifts or donations to benefit individuals with disabilities in the future through a program called the “Legacy Society.” These donations designate the Development Workshop Foundation as a beneficiary in estate planning vehicles such as wills, trusts, and insurance policies. The Foundation recognizes donations as contribution income when the donor provides unconditional promise or legally enforceable unconditional intention to give. Net assets temporarily restricted by contributors to the Legacy Society for future benefit of individuals with disabilities are satisfied based upon provisions outlined in the donor’s estate planning instruments. 

For more information or to make an appointment to discuss how to set up your Legacy, please contact McKayla