The de Moya Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$39,145 raised by 109 donors

78% complete

$50,000 Goal

Were you aware that 13% of individuals in Florida have an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?

That means someone in your close circle has friends or family with these unique abilities — they are the silent majority. This is why it is vital for us to change society’s perspective and help harvest opportunities for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and Intellectual disability. Everyone deserves the chance to feel included, to show their talents and create financial freedom. We work tirelessly to bring out the best in these individuals by encouraging them to showcase their unique abilities. Then, and only then, can they be happy being themselves.

Daniel Quinn, Joseph Perez and Marty Lugo are Employed at Frameworks Miami. Pictured with Mary Espinosa - Employment Specialist and Lily de Moya - Founder.

The de Moya Foundation was founded in 2015 as a labor of love and passion to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs. We as a family are blessed to have an independent, highly social and resourceful son with unique abilities. He holds a full-time job in the family business, has an exceptional work ethic and is the engine that keeps our train moving. We realized this opportunity is available to few!

While we have made some great strides, The de Moya Foundation still has a lot to accomplish. We need your support to continue finding and maintaining employment for individuals with unique abilities. We currently have over 50 young adults employed and 30 individuals eagerly waiting for an opportunity. An opportunity to not only make an income but to feel part of a team, to realize their capability and start a brand new journey.

Why Donate?

When you give, we take another step. Another step toward hiring young adults with unique abilities in the workplace. Together as a Miami community we have come a long way and we thank you for believing in their dreams and in ours. Help us continue BRIDGING DREAMS TO REALITY.

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Our main focus is simple - to help young adults with unique abilities reach their full potential and lead them on the road to success by:

• Introducing them into a professional work environment

• Helping them become self-sufficient

• Instilling confidence and independence

• Teaching the importance of self-worth

The de Moya Foundation has been working on changing society's perspective of individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, and Intellectual disability. We believe that these unique abilities benefit businesses and when given an opportunity, with the necessary support, young adults are set up to succeed.

We foster hope, confidence and independence to ensure successful employment outcomes and community inclusion.

Organization Data


Organization name

The de Moya Foundation

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13131 SW 132 Street Suite 202
Miami, FL 33186