Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF)

Rating: 4.94 stars   34 reviews


8740 Washingtion Blvd Culver City CA 90230 USA


Our mission is to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities, empowering them to reach their greatest potential.


In the last year, ECF made a tremendous impact in our community by: • Serving more than 3,700 children and adults and their family members • Making 26,952 home visits for families with young children with developmental delays • Finding jobs for 101 adult clients with special needs • Delivering 22,456 hours of job coaching to adult clients working in community jobs • Graduating 13 “at-risk” teens from our Kayne Eras Center's high school • Maintaining best practices by securing reputable licensing and accreditation including accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Target demographics:

children and adults with special needs

Direct beneficiaries per year:

3,700 children and adults with special needs and their families

Geographic areas served:

Los Angeles County


Early Start Kayne Eras Center (K-12 School) Art Centers Developmental Activity Centers Work Activity Programs Supported Employment Program Residential Services

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ssmith12's Review for Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF)

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As the Chairperson of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Subcommittee, I am familiar with numerous nonprofit organizations. I've had the distinct pleasure of learning a significant amount about ECF and their innovative strategies for developing their organization. This organizational development has empowered ECF to tremendously impact the clients they serve and the families that care for those clients. Their programs offer opportunities for their developmentally disabled clients to pursue multiple educational, artistic, and employment opportunities. Additionally, they provide crucial life-skills education which allow their clients to be as autonomous and independent as they are capable of being, based on their individual abilities. Finally, ECF has openly shared their organizational knowledge and business acumen with other not-for-profit organizations within our subcommittee, helping to improve the sector that provides so much to so many.

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