Foundation for Independent Living
The Mission of the Foundation for Independent Living is to create resource development initiatives to provide financial support to Mountain State Centers for Independent Living.
The Vision of the Foundation for Independent Living is to provide financial resources to ensure Mountain State Centers for Independent Living’s fiscal stability beyond the use of Federal grant funds.
The Foundation for Independent Living is controlled by a separate Board of Directors from MTSTCIL and was created on October 1, 1992. However, the five (5) elected officers of the MTSTCIL Executive Committee are part of the eleven (11) Board of Directors members. The President/CEO of MTSTCIL also serves as the President/CEO of the Foundation for Independent Living.
The Foundation for Independent Living receives no federal or state grant funds, thus eliminating restrictions from federal and/or state regulations regarding grant funds.
The Foundation for Independent Living relies on donations and fund-raising activities for support.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living’s Title VII, Part C grant provides instructions on “resource development.” The standards and indicators in Title VII, Part C expect the centers to raise money to support center activities, so we do not rely solely on federal funds. While resource development is the primary function of the Foundation, the success of both MTSTCIL and the Foundation are contingent on the continual support and assistance of both Corporations to each other.
The Foundation of Independent Living also conducts several fees for service businesses that complement the Mission of Mountain State Centers for Independent Living. These businesses include Employment Services Division; ADA Accessibility Services; RYPAS Assessments (Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services) for the RYPAS Board and ADL Assessments (Activities of Daily Living) for the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services.