The Ruderman Family Foundation
Since 2001, the Ruderman Family Foundation has devoted its work and resources to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. They are deeply dedicated to the self-advocacy movement as well as to organizations striving to foster inclusion. Their commitment to the disability community has made a huge impact in the lives of individuals with I/DD and their families around the globe.
With operations based in both Boston and Israel, the Foundation focuses primarily on supporting people with I/DD and creating an inclusive society. An estimated 98% of the Foundation’s $10 million annual allocation is dedicated to disability-focused projects and grants. Based on deep roots instilled by its founders, the Foundation continues to promote values of social justice, equality, and the Jewish custom of Tikkun Olam (the Hebrew term for repairing the world).
The Foundation also makes it a goal to create and fund initiatives that can be used as models for other communities. Instead of creating purely standalone programs, they aim to lead by example through each partnership they create and to develop programming that can be replicated anywhere in the world for maximum impact. The Ruderman Family Foundation is passionately working to improve inclusion in all aspects of life, from technology to housing, education, and more.