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Mission Statement: Kanceptional Foundation will assist underserved or underrepresented persons by empowering them to embrace self-determination, success, and exceptionalities to his/her maximum potential. 

Vision: underserved and underrepresented individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community around them have access to programs, the community, and resources that provide opportunities for all to live exceptional lives.

Kanceptional Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in a world where every human feels worthy and has equitable opportunity. By creating full and active communities, this empowers individuals with disabilities to live exceptional lives. Our programs provide resources that fulfill various opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the communities they live in, to live out their exceptionalities to achieve maximum success.

The Kanceptional Scholarship provides scholarships to senior high school students aged 18-21 with a diagnosed disability within a 504 plan or IEP entering as a first year college or trade school student. Students will need to be a senior in high school, and begin the fall semester at an accredited college, university, or trade school. The goal is to encourage students with disabilities to pursue their education and become independent and productive adults who are responsible for their own future.  The Kanceptional Scholarship can be used at any technical/trade school or accredited college/university. The number of scholarships and their overall amounts will change from year to year.  Scholarships are for one year only, and the deadline to submit an application is May 1st of each year.


Inquiring applicants must have an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. Applicants may apply for the scholarship as long as they have an IEP and attend an eligible school until they turn 21 or graduate high school, whichever comes first.

Kanceptional Scholarship


FEATS (Family/ Engagement/Awareness/ Training and Seminars) will provide families, community members, and businesses family engagement, educational opportunities, awareness, training, and seminars to continue to learn and provide equitable services to those with differing abilities within their families or the community.

Trainings and Seminars include but not limited to:

  • Top 10 IEP & 504 Plan Problems

  • Bonding Activities: Effective, Practical relationships building ideas for families

  • A Parent’s Guide to Problem- Solving School Behavior Struggles

  • 9 ways to Prepare your child for a positive school year

  • Sensory Processing Struggles in Kids

  • Understanding Sensory Processing Struggles

  • Focus & Attention Difficulties

  • Understanding Anxiety in Kids (And adults too)

  • Homework help for those struggles

  • Focus and getting kids to pay attention

  • How to accommodate disabilities in the workplace

  • Behavior modification


Stay tuned for the next

FEAT opportunity.


Fill out the FEAT recommendation if you are interested in specific trainings and webinars

the Basics

Our Simply the Basics program provides families and individuals with disabilities opportunities to live out exceptional lives through equality, access to period/hygiene products, diapers and wipes, as well as bread and food items. These are essential tools for families, individuals in school, at work, and participating in society and their communities.


Please fill out the Form to be able to receive products.

The Kanceptional Foundation Mentor Program is designed to provide one-on-one guidance to individuals who are in need of a positive role model. The goal is to provide at-risk individuals with adult or peer mentors who will help them succeed.  The mentor will develop a positive and trusting relationship with the individual in order to provide support, guidance, consistency, and stability. The mentor will give individual attention to the mentee while exposing the mentee to new and positive experiences in order to enhance self esteem, improve social skills, and encourage positive problem-solving skills


In addition, the mentor will focus on empowering the mentee to feel safe and secure through their supportive and trusting relationship. The mentor will assist in goal setting, improving school/work performance and attendance, addressing independent living skills, employment avenues, and empowering them to make good choices in their life, thus leading to a more productive and healthy lifestyle that continues. The mentor will focus on educating the mentee about community resources, healthy daily living skills, and empowering youth to become a productive and self-sufficient member of society.

Why is Mentoring Important

Benefits for Individual

Our mentoring program offers mentees the opportunity to do and see things they normally would not be able to experience.  Mentees feel valued and important, thus increasing their confidence and self worth.  They are able to identify their own strengths by having a mentor help them to see and discover those strengths. Mentoring gives mentees the opportunity to see a different way of life, opening up their eyes to the possibilities their future could hold.  Mentees gain a friend, someone they can talk to, someone they can trust, and someone who will be there for them when others are not. 

Benefits for Mentors

Mentoring provides a unique opportunity to “pay it forward”.  Mentoring is a chance to share hobbies, activities, and the values and qualities that make you someone who matters. Many mentors say that they are surprised and grateful for the experience because it is more rewarding than they imagined.  They wanted to mentor to help someone else, but it has actually enhanced their life as well.  Mentors say they have learned a lot about themselves, and see an improvement in their self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, and in the satisfaction with their own life. 

Being a mentor gives you a chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, different generations, different abilities, and even of the community we live in.

Our program offers training and support to help mentors succeed at mentoring.  We also offer the opportunity for mentors to attend group outings with their mentee, giving them a chance to meet and talk with other mentors.

Why are mentoring programs important?

Many individuals do not have a positive role model in their lives. Individuals who have mentors are more likely to do better in school/work and have aspirations and goals for their future.  They are more likely to make responsible decisions and avoid criminal activities and instead become productive and engaged members of our community. The more positive role models and dependable people an individual has in their life, the more likely they will develop positive behaviors, strong relationships, values, skills and beliefs that promote healthy developments throughout their life.

Become a Mentor Today

Thank you for your interest in The Kanceptional Foundation Mentor Program. When you are ready to become a mentor, print and complete our application, background check, and record check forms and email to:

We are committed to making successful matches for the individuals referred to our program, as well as for our mentors. With this in mind, our initial screening and interview process of potential mentors does take some time. We believe the time spent in the beginning leads to successful matches in the end. Once we receive your application packet, we will begin to process the background checks and obtain your personal references for our review. As soon as these are complete, we will contact you to set up an  interview. Your mentor application packet will then be reviewed by staff and the program supervisor for approval. Once approved, we can start to look at our waiting list of individuals!

Please contact us if you have questions about our mentoring program, the application process, or the requirements and commitment required to be a mentor.

Contact Kanceptional Foundation

Email -

Phone - (920)464-0909

Address - 3825 E. Calumet Street, Suite-400- 248 

Appleton, WI 54915 



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