Mission Statement

The John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities seeks to support inclusive programs, research and organizations that provide services to improve and enhance the quality of life for Rhode Island individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mr. Fogarty inspired citizens to come together to change attitudes that would provide the impetus to support significant legislative action in order to achieve his vision of improving the health and well-being of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

“I have seen that clear, united citizen action surrounding any problem impresses the councils of the capital city. In our democratic way of life, there is no force greater than the concerted and collective voice of our citizens.”