Civitan Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)


  • Name:Karen Dobric
  • Title:Director of Resource & Education

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Civitan Foundation
  • Address:3509 E. Shea Blvd. #117
    Phoenix, AZ 85028
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:602-953-2944

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Civitan Foundation is to provide our communities an accessible, safe and affordable environment while delivering superior life experiences to ehance the quality of life to individuals with developmental disabilties of all ages.

  • Overview:
  • The programs at Civitan Foundation offer the participants a variety of enriching, educational, and fun experiences that promote positive self-esteem and expression, teamwork, socialization, and healthy activities. They include:
    Camp Civitan--Civitan's longest running program offereing week-long camp sessions throughout the summer, and weekend adventures during the balance of the year.
    Day Training/Treatment for Adults (DTA)--Provides a step toward independence for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Training offers an opportunity to develop and enhance skills in accordance with their individual support plans (ISP). This support plan enables individuals to voice their opinion in regards to what they want to accomplish or learn. Each person is encouraged to apply themselves to real life situations within the community.
    Valley Based Resepite and Recreational Program--Designed to give families and caregivers relief from the overwhleming burden of caring for an individual with disabilities. It is also designed to promote and increase leisure opportunities, community functioning, and social skills through recreation, education, social activities, ans special interest classes.
    Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)--Provides individualized services to clients with special needs in their homes. Much of these services focus on helping clients

  • History:
  • In 1968, Civitan was established in Williams, Arizona as "Camp Civitan" by a group of dedicated volunteers for individuals with disabilities. As parents and volunteers, they were driven by the belief that everyone deserves the opportuntiy to experience the unique joy of summer camp--regardless of their abilities. Camp Civitan created on the first year-round camping experiences in Arizona with extracurricular activities for the disabled community.

    In 2003, Civitan Foundation expanded its program menu to encompass educational and vocational activities. In June of 2013, Civitan will open a new facility, "Civitan Village" and unveil five new programs unmatched by other agencies dedicated to the disabled community. Civitan Village is the development of a comprehensive educational strategy to ensure real life expereinces are possible every day for those with disabilities. Civitan Village will provide vocational training that will touch each program - media, arts, culinary, sports and technology.

    As Civitan moves forward, the organizational goals are to continue exploring opportunities to improve the quality of life for our clients. We invite The Lawrence Foundation to take part in the first comprehensive culinary initiative in Phoenix designed for those with disabilities.

  • Year established:1968
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:6
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:105


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
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