Capper CAN! Campaign

Our Capper CAN! Capital Campaign was publicly announced at a kick-off event on September 5, 2019. Click here to watch our campaign video, courtesy of Bajillion Agency/MotoVike Films.

Capper Foundation is developing new proactive service initiatives to be more inclusive to a diverse and increasing number of individuals with disabilities in northeast and southcentral Kansas. These new efforts will provide life-changing therapy, services, programs and environments to infants, children, teens and adults, giving them and their families hope for independence. These initiatives (Capper CAN!) will unify our community’s approach to serving individuals and their families with intellectual, physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities.

To get engaged with this life-changing 5-year campaign, contact Edie Smith, Capper Foundation Vice President Development & Marketing, at or call 785.272.4060 ext. 1139.

2020-2024 Initiatives

1. Pediatric Services Enhancement - $2,650,000

  1. Significantly reduce the pediatric waiting list.
  2. Pediatric Scholarships - more than 75% of children served at Capper need subsidized assistance to cover service fees.

2. Employment Readiness for Adults with Disabilities - $350,000

  • Provide both on-site employment opportunities and coached community employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Click here for a full executive summary of Capper CAN!
To see Capper CAN! Co-Chairs, click here.

Capper Foundation has earned its eleventh consecutive HIGHEST 4-STAR RATING by Charity Navigator for transparency, accountability, and trustworthiness. Since its founding in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the largest and most popular charity assessment organization in the country.

Capper CAN! In The News

Disability Impacts All of Us

One in 4 adults in the United States has some type of disability, as reported by the CDC in 2018. This is a significant increase from 2012, reporting 1 in 5 adults. Click here for a helpful infographic on the subject from the CDC.


U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey reported 12.8% of Kansans (59,017 individuals) dealt with a disability in 2015. Capper’s service territory in Kansas includes all 105 counties. By Selected Counties in Capper Coverage Area: Shawnee 14.6% or 25,612 individuals; Jackson 14.8% or 1,968 individuals; Jefferson 13.1% or 2,449 individuals; Wabaunsee 14.6% or 1,005 individuals; Butler 12.3% or 7,890 individuals; Cowley 15.8% or 5,520 individuals.