The Kick for a Cause challenge involves individuals performing a creative kick on video(either alone or in small groups), posting that video to social media, making a donation to The Ishan Foundation, then nominating three others to do the same, all in an effort to raise money for The Ishan Foundation.
Kick For A Cause
Kickline is a multi-city dance extravaganza modeled after Hands Across America, but we’re not merely holding hands. This time, in cities across the country, donors will be participating in a Broadway style kick line, kicking their heels up to raise funds for The Ishan Foundation! Who doesn't want to be in a kick line? From children to seniors, locking arms and kicking up a storm to raise money to enrich the lives of children and adults living with autism and neurological and mental disorders will be an uplifting endeavor.
Coming soon in 2020 in a major city near you…..
Our Innovative Programs
The Ishan Foundation is offering the following programs:
I-Dance - a no cost multi-style dance program aimed at improving body movement and flexibility, rhythm, spacial and body awareness, muscle tone, balance and coordination,
self expression, and social connectivity. Peer buddies will provide one on one assistance to
all of the participants to ensure the best possible experience.
Location - Carousel Dance Studio
23715 Roscoe Blvd, West Hills, CA 91304
Dates - Saturday Mornings
Time - 10:30am - 11:30am
To register or for more information, email
Ishan’s Advocates - seeks to have a team of advocates available to help families,
free of charge, to navigate the complex and often frustrating journey involving the
public school districts, regional centers and private health insurance companies. Our
advocates will be available to attend IEP meetings, liaison with Insurance
Companies, and identify and facilitate therapies, etc. These advocates will walk this
journey with them so that no child falls through the cracks.
Ishan’s Friends - seeks to create a village of trained caregivers available to families
on short notice for short term care. Parent’s of children with special needs often find it
difficult to go to an appointment, or take care of necessary responsibilities. The
caregivers can provide families with childcare support to make meeting these
responsibilities possible. In addition, the caregiver can provide support for family
outings or support in social situations such as birthday parties, team sports practices,
enrichment classes, Sunday school programs, etc. This much needed service
provides families with a healthier, less stressful and more balanced life which is very
difficult for these families to achieve.
Our Grants Program
The Ishan Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to raise awareness and
improve the lives of children, adults and families affected by autism and
neurological and mental disorders.
The Foundation is focused on allocating funds to support:
• innovative treatments and interventions
• vocational training and programs for adults with mental health disorders
• inclusivity and mentorship programs for children
Our interests are diverse and may lead us to funding other mission appropriate
programs and organizations.
We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic
restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our Funded Projects
With your support, we have been able to provide funding to the following non profit organizations who provide outstanding mission aligned programming that improves the quality of life for individuals with autism and other neurological and mental disorders:
Mental Health Advocacy Services
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra