Heritage Centers Foundation

The Heritage Centers Foundation serves as an advocate for the children and adults served through Heritage Centers by connecting with and securing community resources that allow each person to pursue their personal life goals.

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About Us

Here at our Foundation we believe that each person deserves to live an enriched and meaningful life in pursuit of their own hopes and dreams. Across NYS approximately 124,000 people are challenged with intellectual disabilities, and in Erie County there are nearly 8000 of these individuals in need of appropriate services and support as they navigate through life.


Providing personalized services for the disabled to meet their ever changing needs beginning at birth through the end of life, requires financial resources extending far beyond public funding. Private financial support is desperately needed to provide person-centered services and family support which may include:

  • Life enriching educational, recreational and social experiences
  • therapeutic and sensory equipment
  • transportation support
  • adaptive living space and workplace environments
  • family respite
  • emergency health and safety support for those living independently in the community
  • funds to ensure someone who requires a legal guardian is rightly represented


We hope you will consider joining our Foundation’s efforts in supporting our friends and neighbors with developmental disabilities who deserve to live a dignified and meaningful life. We have several opportunities for volunteers, engaging fund raising events to attend, and best of all, 100% of your tax deductible contribution stays right here in Erie County!

“My favorite Foundation event is the 5K Run, Walk, Roll! I enjoy it because I get to run downtown with my friends!” – Fred Siegel, Individual Receiving Support

Heritage Centers Foundation

News & Events

Our 5K Run, Walk, Roll was a success!

Our 16th Annual 5K Run, Walk, Roll was a success! Thank you to our event sponsors, participants, volunteers and MC from WIVB Channel 4, Nalina Shapiro, for making Saturday, October 1 such a special day! Learn More

2017 Heritage Centers Golf Classic

Join us for a day of golf at Crag Burn Golf Club while supporting children and adults with special needs. Enjoy this rare opportunity to sponsor or play at this exclusive private course for a great cause. Mark your calendar for Monday July 10th. Learn More