A smiling child in Minnie Mouse ears in a music classroom

Daniel's Music Foundation

Our Mission

The Taft Foundation has a primary mission to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. The Taft Foundation also aims to enhance the well-being of children facing serious illness.

A theater group and musicians in orange t-shirts performing on a stage.

CO/LAB Theater Group

Our Vision

Everyone benefits from inclusive communities where all people feel a sense of belonging, fulfillment, and joy.

We believe individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have agency, choice, and opportunities.

We believe our communities should understand, value, and support difference.

The courtyard, fountain and the front of Don Taft University Center

Nova Southeastern University – Don Taft University Center

Our History

The Taft Foundation was established in 2004 by Don Taft. Don was a businessman and philanthropic leader in Broward County, Florida. He generously funded the Foundation upon his passing in 2011. The Taft Foundation continues Don’s legacy by supporting organizations aligned with the causes he cared about most, and to this day we find inspiration in asking ourselves “What would Don do?”