Aspire is a little different because we’re a non-profit that runs like a business. We raise money to deliver disability services. Sell products to turn up disability acceptance. Empower people to practice inclusion for all.
We know where our funding comes from is incredibly important to you and to how we continue moving our mission forward. It takes a mix of gifts and social enterprise ventures to generate the revenue that keeps our operation firing on all cylinders.
Fiscally, 2021 was an excellent year for Aspire and there’s a lot to highlight. At the top of that list is bringing additional opportunities to those with developmental disabilities. Here’s a look at how we secured and distributed the funds that did so much good.
2021 Net Assets
2020 Net Assets
Brewing Brighter Futures
Adults with disabilities on the Aspire CoffeeWorks team work side by side with employees at Metropolis Coffee Company to roast, package, and deliver craft coffee nationwide, with 100% of proceeds going to support Aspire’s mission of inclusion.
Curating Colorful Opportunities
The commission that Aspire takes for the sale of artwork by artists with disabilities on the Aspire Art360 team goes towards Aspire’s mission of inclusion.
Building Inclusive Mindsets
Aspire charges competitive rates for DEI consulting and training to companies and agencies nationwide.
Allocation of Program Expenses
Aspire CoffeeWorks & Social Enterprises
Social Enterprises & Investment Return
Total Operating Expenses
Management & General
143 people with disabilities got and kept their jobs
100 employers partnered with us to build more inclusive workplaces
177 people with disabilities lived a more independent life in a safe and happy home
165 adults with disabilities were connected to health-related support
150 adults with disabilities wishing to live in Chicagoland have a place to call home
2M+ people heard about our mission of boundless inclusivity nationwide through outreach, public relations, and Aspire’s podcast, Amplify Inclusion
You’ve seen our finances, so you know that we still depend on donations to keep this inclusivity engine running. If you’d like to make a contribution, we’d love to put it to good use.
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