To provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education in their home parish schools.
FIREBall Helps Light The Way For God’s Children
By Marty Denzer
Catholic Key Associate Editor
KANSAS CITY — Not so long ago, 22 years to be exact, children with special needs often were unable to attend their home parish schools with their siblings and friends mainly because the schools didn’t have the resources to welcome them, including para-educators.
In 1996, five families with children with special needs, founded the Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education and raised the needed funds to enable three children to attend Visitation and St. Peter’s schools. Since its beginning, FIRE Foundation, as it is now known, has invested nearly $5 million in inclusive education in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. FULL ARTICLE
FIRE Foundation wins Support Kansas City's “Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership” Award
Support Kansas City Announces “Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership” Award Winners
Mission, KS (May 15, 2018) — Support Kansas City, a nonprofit that provides business and development support services to Greater Kansas City nonprofits, has announced the winners of its prestigious Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards. The 2018 awards were granted to the FIRE Foundation for an agency with a budget of $1 million or less, MOCSA for agency with a budget greater than $1 million, and Harvesters for agency with a budget greater than $10 million. Read Full Media Release
Check out our 2017 FIRE Video HERE. Please enjoy our story of a little boy headed off to Kindergarten with his brothers. This is the gift of inclusive education that our Founders wanted all kids in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese to have.