The Standard Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”), has awarded an $11,500 grant in support of Community Vision Inc.’s Employment Connections Project.
“The Standard Charitable Foundation’s grant will help individuals with disabilities lead independent and fulfilling lives,” said Joe Wykowski, founder and executive director of Community Vision. “With the generous support of organizations like The Standard, we can continue to build a community of stable, self-sufficient individuals through employment.”
The Employment Connections Project enables adults with developmental disabilities to achieve and enjoy long-term economic self-sufficiency. To make that possible, Community Vision works with employers to reduce barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Community Vision facilitates communications between employers and program participants and connects participants with employment opportunities as well as asset-building, financial literacy and homeownership programs.
“The Standard Charitable Foundation is proud to support Community Vision, whose efforts align so closely with our own goal of supporting programs that increase employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Greg Ness, president of The Standard Charitable Foundation and chairman, president and CEO at The Standard.
To learn more information about The Standard Charitable Foundation, please visit www.standard.com/foundation.
About The Standard Charitable Foundation
The Standard Charitable Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of The Standard. Founded in 2006, the Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in communities by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the Foundation has a broad goal of making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one. Since 2006, The Standard, its employees and The Standard Charitable Foundation have contributed more than $10 million in grants and social investments.
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life, AD&D, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.
About Community Vision
Founded in 1989, Community Vision, Inc. is the largest nonprofit organization providing individualized housing, supported living, employment and homeownership services to people with disabilities and their families in Oregon. Community Vision has proven that assisting one person at a time to live in their own home provides the stability they need to work, live and thrive in the communities of their choice.