ELIGIBILITY WITH CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION AMERICA
The donations are 100% tax deductible, with receipt from CAF America for the full amount of donation.
Our mission as a NGO is attend to the necessities of these individuals in a unique way.
We aim to identify their capabilities, re-establish their self-esteem and potential in order to increase their self-acceptance, and their acceptance by their families and by the society as a whole. As a result each individual discovers their own ways of being focusing on their potential instead of incorporating social stereotypes associated with “illness” or “handicap” notions.
WHOEVER WANTS TO DO SOMETHING, FINDS A WAY…
WHOEVER DOES NOT WANT TO DO NOTHING, FINDS A WAY OUT!
The Cisne Institute is a federal public non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, which since 1986 services children, teenagers, adults and elderly individuals who present behavior difficulties related to concentration difficulty, lack of balance, motor coordination, hyperactivity, speech and reading problems, slow thought processing and task execution. Such conditions lead to limitations in psychological and social autonomy.
Cisne Institute has professionals and volunteers in the areas of psychology, pedagogy, phonoaudiology, holistic therapies, arts, music, theater, pet and equotherapy (animal-assisted therapy, dogs and horses), scouting, physical education, aikido and yoga, all directed to the global development of the individuals.
How will a grant make a difference
USD 62,500.00 - funds the care of hippotherapy for children with intellectual disabilities for one year;
USD 225,000.00 - finances therapeutic residence for children with intellectual disabilities for one year;
USD 600,000.00 - finances the purchase of land for the construction of the therapeutic community, where people with mental disabilities, whose parents have passed away, may live the rest of their lives.