Our Story

Chrstms2016a.jpgThe Friends of Nathan Foundation (FONF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that was established to provide financial aid and support to children with cerebral palsy and other debilitating diseases. Since our inception in 2007 to support a single child with cerebral palsy, the FONF has reached out to over 30 families with needy children and has provided funds and volunteer support for:

  • Respite Care
  • Specialized Therapies
  • Special Needs Furniture and Enabling Devices
  • Home Modifications (such as handicap ramps and bathrooms)
  • Service Dogs
  • Financial Aid for Uncovered Medical Services and CobraPayments
  • Special Needs Summer Camps

On April 1, 2018, The Friends of Nathan Foundation partnered with Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley to help ensure long-term viability in providing services to families and children.  We share our mission to support children and families in need. Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley is a local affiliate of Easter Seals National and a non-profit organization that provides pediatric therapies, such as physical, occupational, speech-language, and audiology therapies, as well as a variety of other programs and services.   All donations are still reserved exclusively for FONF and are not added to the Easter Seals General Fund and will be used soley for FONF's mission.  For more information, click here.