The “Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund” (The Fund) was created to support community engagement activities pursued by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). In keeping with the way the public embraced and included Cecil and David in various facets of daily life, the Fund will award grants to help other people with I/DD live a life of personal significance.
The money will be awarded to people only and not organizations. The Funds may be used for items, programs and/or supports to assist people with I/DD who live in any Pennsylvania county served by Achieva Support services. Funds may also be awarded for direct support professionals (DSP) if it directly helps people with I/DD with person-centered residential support, competitive-integrated employment, and meaningful community participation (e.g., receiving training, rewarding exceptional DSPs, etc.).
Eligibility for other government or private funding or through the Residual Fund of the Achieva Family Trust, must be considered and used before applying to the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund.
People requesting funds will be required to complete an application form created by Achieva. This form will include:
● Name of applicant and contact information
● If applying on someone’s behalf, such as the parent or guardian of a person with IDD, their name and contact information of the parent or guardian will also be required.
● Need and use of funds
● Amount needed; amount already secured if it is for partial funding
● Applicant’s timeline
● Explanation of how/whether other sources of funding were explored, rejected, or ineligible.
Join Achieva's Facebook group to see and share acts of kindness created in honor of Cecil and David, also known as 'the boys.' Visit the group at www.facebook.com/groups/loveliketheboys
To contribute to the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund, visit www.achieva.info/donate and choose "Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund" in the program menu.