Personal Fundraising

We are just under a year from the 2020 National Family Conference. The Foundation has created tools for you to prepare for your trip – from a webinar from a seasoned Life Coach and mom of a child with CdLS to a toolkit to help you fundraise. We are on to forefront to help you succeed.


Conference Fundraising Webinar

Tasha Howland, Life Coach and mom to Peyton, offered tips and strategies that you may find helpful to cover your expenses for Conference. She also provided some fun ideas to help you get started on your way to your goals!

Funding Resources
Travel Help

Conference Letter Template

There are many ways to raise funds for Conference but make sure you choose the best one for you and your contact. Evaluate your prospect list to determine the best possible method of communication for each individual or organization.

Tasha Howland has created a letter template you can use to ask friends, family members and local business and organizations for support.


Conference Funding Guide

A fundraising guide that you might be able to tap to help you fund your trip. A number of organizations have been identified that may offer grants to individuals and to families of children with developmental disabilities.

Conference Budget Excels

Download the Excel worksheet from the website to calculate your family’s cost to attend the conference. You will need to be able to provide this documentation with your grant requests and to help you budget for your trip.

Conference Budget Sheet (early bird discounted prices)
Conference Budget Sheet (regular prices)

Sample Grant Request Letter

Download the sample grant proposal letter from the Foundation’s website. Use it as a starting point to create the one you will use for your family’s needs