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Help transform a STAR's life.

At STARability Foundation, we are committed to transforming lives and creating a more inclusive community for individuals with disabilities. As a donor-funded organization, we rely entirely on the generosity of individuals like YOU to sustain and expand our life-changing programs.

Your donation directly impacts our ability to provide a diverse range of programs that empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

STARability is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID# 59-2516162
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1.800.435.7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. Registration #: CH172.

Why Give to STARability?

One of the hallmarks of STARability is our dedication to inclusivity. We firmly believe that financial constraints should never be a barrier to participation in our programs. By choosing to support us, you enable us to offer full or partial scholarships, ensuring that no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. Your contribution directly translates into opportunities for growth, life-skill development, and community engagement for individuals with disabilities.

By donating to STARability, you become a vital part of our mission to create a world where everyone, regardless of ability, can thrive. Your support doesn’t just fund programs; it transforms lives and helps us build a more compassionate and inclusive society. Join us in making a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve, and together, let’s create a brighter future for all.



41% of STARs are on full or partial scholarships



83% of our operational budget is sourced from philanthropy



STARability receives zero government assistance


Planned Giving

You can give STARs a bright future by making a planned gift. By establishing a planned gift or including STARability Foundation in your will or estate plans, you can secure our mission, not for just one year or generation, but in perpetuity. While you plan your legacy, help transform the future of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Collier County at the same time.

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Do you intend to give a legacy gift to STARability?

If you plan to include STARability in your gift planning, please download and complete these forms and return them to us.

More Ways to Give


Volunteers are an essential part of STARability’s innovative programs, services, special events and all our endeavors designed to transform the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Donor-Advised Fund

Think of a donor-advised fund as a charitable investment account. You donate cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund held at a public charity, like a community foundation, or a fund company. You get an immediate tax deduction for your gift, while the donation is invested and grows. You then can recommend that a grant be made to STARability Foundation.

Amazon Wish List

Our STARability team has curated an Amazon Wish List with specific items that we need and use regularly in our programs. The wish list includes a variety of items from educational materials and sensory tools to recreational and cleaning and operational supplies. When you purchase through our wish list, items can be shipped directly to our office.

Appreciated Stock

Giving stock that has appreciated in value directly to STARability Foundation can provide you with tax benefits.

Employer Matching Gift Program

A matching gift program is an admirable way to increase employee engagement and donations while multiplying the positive impact on STARability and elevating your company’s reputation. As employees donate to our STARs, your company can match their contributions creating a win-win-win.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are at least 70½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCDs) through your IRA to STARability Foundation. QCDs are excluded from income taxes up to $100,000. Distributions typically must be made by Dec. 31, so they are a great way to make your year-end gifts.

Host a Fundraiser

People like you make it possible to transform the lives of our hundreds of STARs through our enriching and engaging programs and services. We receive no government assistance and rely on the generosity of our donors to continue our mission.

Examples of third-party events include, but are not limited to, a golf tournament, charity auction, bingo or trivia night, corporate denim day, bake sale, paint class and more!

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