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Exceptional leaders supporting inclusive communities.

Members of the inaugural cohort of the Foundation’s Leadership Academy at ANCOR’s 2019 Annual Conference in Portland.

The ANCOR Foundation exists to build and honor the exceptional leaders that cultivate truly inclusive communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our work recognizes and supports those who provide the programs, resources and information that empower people of all disabilities to live and work in the community and enjoy greater independence and self-determination.

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Featured Programs

  • The ANCOR Foundation’s Legacy Leaders Circle honors our finest and most influential leaders. Established in 2010, it celebrates the accomplishments of long-term ANCOR members who have made...

  • The ANCOR Foundation is proud to support the public television debut of Hearts of Glass, a powerful documentary that proves the power of inclusive hiring and inclusive communities.

  • Over the course of two years, the Leadership Academy transforms mid-career professionals into industry leaders through training opportunities, mentorship and more. Join us in cultivating the next...

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A photo of members of the ANCOR Foundation Board of Directors at dinner during the 2019 ANCOR Annual Conference in Portland
November 13, 2020
The ANCOR Foundation is seeking candidates to fill open Board of Director positions.   This is an exciting time to join the ANCOR Foundation! In 2017, we launched a multi-year public awareness campaign, called Included. Supported. Empowered., and a Lead...