We believe in a just and inclusive society, where all members of The Guild community feel seen, heard, and valued. While the national commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging has gained momentum, we have been living it for over 70 years. We are proud that The Guild has become the gold standard in providing personalized care, creating new opportunities to build skills, independence and community inclusion.

While The Guild receives state reimbursement for almost all direct costs associated with The Guild School and residences, this reimbursement only covers about 95% of the actual direct cost to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It also does not cover expenses for repairs, capital renovations, pilot programs and innovations, vacation and travel for residents, and quality of life enhancements. Therefore, The Guild relies on the support of families, friends, foundations, and other grant-making institutions to expand our services for youth and adults with I/DD.

There are many ways to support The Guild’s work through charitable contributions. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how your gift can have the greatest impact. Your generosity can help us better support our students, residents, and the staff who care for them. Thank you!


Ways to Support The Guild:

Annual Giving to The Guild Fund

Investment Reserves

Planned Gifts

How to Make a Gift

Tribute Gifts

Wish Lists



How your support helps

Community engagement

Gifts fund community-engagement activities and person-centered enrichment programming not covered by tuition dollars.

Capital purchases

Gifts help support capital purchases such as swing sets or exercise equipment at the residences, generators and anything that does not fall into the category of general maintenance.

Assistive technology

Gifts allow for the purchase of iPads, tablets, computers and smart boards for use in The Guild School and the residences.


Gifts permit The Guild to buy memberships in external programs – gyms, community centers and farm collaboratives, for instance – that support efforts to integrate Guild students and adults into the communities in which they live.

Specialty staff training

Gifts help fund specialized training for Guild staff, including conference attendance, seminars, workshops and classes.