We hope this site will provide you with information about the work of the Foundation as well as provide information on the many different ways you can remember the Workshop. It is our belief that when you provide an individual with disabilities meaningful employment, you change their life, their family’s life, the life of our community and eventually our world. To do this, the Springfield Workshop Foundation relies on companies and organizations that have tasks that are compatible with the skills and abilities of the workers we employ. We also rely on you, our donors, volunteers, staff, family and friends. We hope this site will provide you with information about the work of the Foundation as well as provide information on the many different ways you can remember the Workshop.


Our Vision

“The vision of the Springfield Workshop Foundation is a world where meaningful employment is readily available to all handicapped and disabled individuals allowing them to earn an income from their abilities instead of being paid for their disabilities.”

Our Mission

“The mission of Springfield Workshop Foundation is to build community awareness, support the continued growth and assure the future of the Springfield Workshop where we are improving lives through the power of work.


Changing Lives

The SWI Foundation gratefully receives donations from individuals and corporations from across the nation to help further the work of the Workshop. Some of the easiest and most familiar ways you can make a contribution is by:

Making an Individual gift

its simple, you can make a gift by check, money order or credit card at any time for any reason. A cash gift to the Springfield Workshop Foundation can be made in several forms. Cash gifts are the most common contributions and result in a tax deduction on your itemized tax return for the full amount given. You can mail your gift or just click on the Contribute Now button located on this page.

Memorials and Honorariums

Memorial and Honorarium gifts are given in honor and remembrance of special people and significant occasions in life. Gifts can be made in honor of a loved one or anyone who has had a significant impact on your life or the life of another. Gifts also may be made in memory of a loved one’s birthday, anniversary or a holiday. An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent to the family of the person being remembered or to the person being honored.

Giving through a will

A Will is a great way for people who are not able to provide support immediately but want to continue to make a difference for generations to come. Including the Foundation in your Will helps to ensure the future of the Workshop by providing a gift the Workshop will realize sometime in the future. Individuals who name the Foundation in their Will are recognized as members of the Springfield Workshop Foundation Heritage Circle.

Corporate giving

If you own or operate a business, you can become an important part of the Foundation on behalf of your company. Some companies even develop matching gift funds to encourage their employees and others to become philanthropists by participate in charitable giving. Contact the Foundation to learn how simple it is to develop a matching gifts fund at your business.

Giving through life insurance

Here is a way to make a significant gift and it’s really simple. A gift to the Foundation of a new or existing life insurance policy allows the donor to make a much larger gift than they may otherwise be able to make. Contact the Foundation to find out more about this simple way to make a big difference in the future of the Springfield Workshop Foundation.

Gifts of stock and other highly appreciated assets

You can give by way of transferring stocks and other assets or investments you currently own. Contact the Foundation office to see how easy it is to use this form of giving.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving is smart giving. It offers increased tax benefits to the donor while providing long-term support to the Workshop Foundation. Planned giving vehicles include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, wills and more. Contact the Foundation to explore what a difference this type of gift can make to you and the Foundation.

Charitable Bequests

Estate planning is very important, regardless of the size of your estate. Your will is your most important legal document and should be the cornerstone of your estate plan. Your will directs your desires and ensures that your wishes are fulfilled.

Make sure your gift stays right here

If you choose to include the Springfield Workshop Foundation in your Will, Trust or other estate plan, the gift should be worded so as to specify the Springfield Workshop Foundation as the beneficiary of the gift as follows: Springfield Workshop Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Missouri and with the principal business address of:

1325 W. Sunshine
Box 230
Springfield, MO 65807

By using this simple wording, you can be assured that your wishes will be fulfilled and your gift will remain right here helping the community for generations to come.

Your Gifts in Action

See how your contributions help to Change a Life today here in our community and around the world. (Photo collage of workers performing various jobs at the Workshop)

Become a Part of It

Your gift of money, time and talent can help to Change a Life. There are so many ways to get involved, let us show you how your gifts can Change a Life.