A Financial Literacy Program for People with Disabilities

Our project, Financial Education for People with Disabilities, helps people with cognitive disabilities achieve a high degree of autonomy, self-reliance, and self-determination. The course will impart the essential life skills of effectively maintaining and utilizing financial resources and services, budget management and financial planning. The daily financial and budget management skills they learn will enhance their economic future and independence.

Program Goals

• Enable participant to better integrate into society as financially independent contributing members

• Change the perception of people who deal with them and consequently the way people treat them. 

Long-Term Program Goals

Our longer-term goal is to go beyond Chimes Israel’s participants and offer the program to the country’s entire population of high-functioning people with cognitive disabilities — irrespective of ethnicity, religion or nationality. 

The program lends itself to this as it was built to flexibly allow adjustments to specific abilities and needs and is adaptable to a variety of populations. We believe that a large-scale roll-out of our financial literacy program will not only bring the people with disabilities out of the margins of society and toward independence but instigate a societal shift in perception of people with disabilities and their limitations.

Financial Need

The program is a two-year pilot with a budget of $60,000 for both years.  After the success is proven, we expect the State to take the responsibility for funding it.

Way to Give

PayPal or Credit Card
USA & Israel

Credit Card or WIRE
Canada & UK

Personal Check

USA 501c3 Tax Deduction

Chimes Foundation, designated to Chimes Israel

4815 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Israel 46A Tax Deduction

Please send checks in the mail to:
Chimes Israel
13 HaArad Street, Tel Aviv, 69710

Bank Transfer

USA 501c3 Tax Deduction

Chimes Foundation,
designated to Chimes Israel

Bank: Branch Banking & Trust
111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21202
ABA #:  055003308
Account #: 1210000911516
Account Name:  Chimes Foundation Inc.

Israel 46A Tax Deduction

Bank Discount: Code 11
Branch: 085
Account holder: Chime Israel
Account number: 349429