Who We Are
The SUN Foundation is a fundraising entity created to support our affiliate, Developmental Pathways. Our mission as an organization is to be a source for financial resources and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays (I/DD) in their pursuit of a meaningful life. Our primary goal is to provide solutions for those in need of immediate support through a steadfast commitment to Serve the Unmet Needs in our community.
What We Do
At the SUN Foundation, we work to raise funds to be a source of financial support for individuals in need of immediate assistance. By identifying specific areas of need we are able to provide prompt financial support to thousands of individuals that are waiting for state and federal funding. A large part of our success is dependent upon the lasting partnerships we foster with other organizations in our community. Through combined efforts with our partner organizations, we are able to honor our commitments — to construct and execute strategic fundraising plans, actively cultivate meaningful long-term relationships with new and existing donors. Here are some of the areas where we are able to positively impact our community.
The 3+ Initiative
Many children graduate from state-funded, Early Intervention programs at the age of three, leaving a two year gap before they are eligible for services through public school systems at age five. The 3+ Initiative began as a stop-gap effort to help children and families sustain the progress made through the Early Intervention program. Funding for 3+ provides services such as physical, speech, and occupational therapy as well as developmental and behavioral intervention.
Many individuals with disabilities rely on public transportation to get to a job or to increase their independence. After recognizing that traditional means of public transportation presents a number of obstacles such as high annual cost, limited routes and inconvenient schedules, we knew this was an area of need that needed to be addressed. We have partnered with local organizations such as Douglas County E-470 and RTD to form a Transportation initiative aimed at offering affordable and accessible means of transportation for the people we serve.
We understand that in order to be able to provide the best care possible, a caregiver must maintain their own health and balance. Respite care gives caregivers the opportunity to take short-term breaks to allow them to balance their own needs with those for whom they provide care.
At the SUN Foundation, we truly live and breathe our mission every day — to provide financial resources in serving unmet needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays in their pursuit of a meaningful life. We are a motivated, dedicated and authentic group of folks that are committed to a common goal of helping individuals with disabilities in our community. Integrity, innovation, partnership and stewardship are shared principles amongst all of our team members.
Who We Are Looking For
We seek purposeful, talented, resourceful people who share our passion of creating lasting partnerships with the goal of helping support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays served by Developmental Pathways. Characteristics of our team include:
Passionate about the work you do and driven to do the best you can each day
Being open to taking on new and different responsibilities
Being invested in your role and the people you work with
Having a sense of empathy for the people you serve
What We Offer
Standard 36-hour workweek (Four, nine-hour days per week for most positions)
Medical Dental Vision Coverage
Comprehensive health insurance to ensure you and your family are covered
Pre-Tax and Roth options available, employer match up to 4%
Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
Part of our commitment to a healthy work-life balance is offering generous PTO and Holiday pay
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a FSA account to assist employees in reducing their taxes and increasing their take-home pay
Employees working 18 hours/week or more are eligible for employer-paid, short-term disability insurance covering up to $2,309/week for 13 weeks
Full-time employees are eligible for employer-paid, long-term disability insurance covering up to $6,000/month
We offer free learning sessions across a range of non-work topics throughout the year, as well as access to on-site gyms and fitness programs
Helping you to further your career, we’ll reimburse full-time employees up to $2,000 a year for qualified classes and programs