Serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1971.

Pathway for Hope: Application

Pathway for Hope is funded by an anonymous/private donor and managed by the SLI Board of Directors Foundation. The priority is to provide for needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities living in Shawnee County that otherwise have no other funding source and all sources of support have already been exhausted. Priority is first given to those receiving services from SLI first. After those needs are met, the FSLI board and donor may choose to approve other applications if a genuine need and lack of other resources is determined.

Applications are reviewed by the Foundation for SLI board of directors quarterly on the third Friday of the following months: January, April, July and October. In order to be considered for a particular month, the application and all required documentation must be submitted to Lisa Jackson by the 10th of the month (or before) in which reviews take place. For example, an application submitted in February will be held until the April meeting for review. Applications submitted without required documentation may be returned, denied, or not reviewed until required documentation is received. The approved recommendations are forwarded to the anonymous donor for final approval. Within two weeks, SLI will inform the individual(s) who submitted applications of approved and unapproved requests.

A PDF application may be downloaded here.

If you prefer, print the application and fill in, attach all documentation required and mail to:

Attn: Lisa Jackson
3401 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66611


Note: If a person is receiving services only from SLI, the application and required documentation must be turned in to their supervisor and processed through the chain of support.

List two references who can attest to the need for the request and the lack of funds available to support the request outside of the Pathway for Hope fund:

1st Reference
2nd Reference