Gatesway Foundation is here to support uniquely-abled individuals, as well as serve the community.  Donations, fundraisers, and community projects are important for the individuals we serve, the campus we maintain, and the community.  Various campaigns occur throughout the year to assist in fulfilling needs such as food and clothing for our individuals, along with upkeep on their residences.  As a state-funded, non-profit organization, these campaigns are essential to continuing the work Helen Gates envisioned and brought to life over 50 years ago.

Prioritized Projects for Gatesway Cottages (Intermediate Care Facilities)


Landscaping at Main Facility, Cottage 1, Cottage 2, Cottage 4, Cottage 5, and Cottage 6

Outside painting

Outside painting at Main Facility, Cottage 1, Cottage 2, Cottage 4, Cottage 5, and Cottage 6

Resurfacing cabinets

Resurfacing cabinets at Cottage 1, Cottage 2, Cottage 4, Cottage 5, and Cottage 6

Prioritized Projects for Gatesway Homes (Community Residential Services)

Outside painting

Outside painting at Village, Woodland, Minshall, Terrace, and Jamestown


Landscaping at Village, Woodland, Minshall, Terrace, and Jamestown

Indoor beautification

 New curtains/beautification at Village, Woodland and Jamestown

Fix gutters

Fix gutters at Jamestown

Replace fence

Replace fence at Woodland, Minshall, and Terrace


Gatesway Foundation supports some of the most incredible people this world has to offer. This foundation serves its uniquely-abled friends with compassion to provide them with a fulfilling life, along with essential tools and resources they need to succeed. Did you know that these wonderful people are some of the most vulnerable populations in America today? They need a voice. They need your support.

Sponsor-a-Friend is a campaign that Gatesway Foundation started to raise awareness and funding within the community for these exceptional people. Gatesway’s friends often possess an IQ of below 70 and are below the poverty line. The Gatesway Foundation would like to subsidize the limited government support for these friends in order to offer them the best care available. Our goal is to have 169 friends each individually sponsored at $1,000 each year (only $83 per month). These sponsorship funds will help cover basic necessities and living sustenance such as food, healthcare, rent, toiletries, activities, transportation, entertainment, and other items that are currently underfunded.

Donate today to not only make a difference but to change a life and uplift human potential. Your donation will go directly into a restricted account where 100% of the funds will be spent on our friend's necessities. For more information about the Sponsor-a-Friend project, please contact the Gatesway Foundation at (918) 258-3900.