The Foundation was established in 1989 by the family of J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott to enhance employment opportunities for young people with disabilities. All of the Foundation's resources are directed to the operation and expansion of "Bridges. . . from school to work." The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation’s Bridges programs are funded in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.
Since 1990 more than 12,000 young people have been placed with over 3,500 employers in seven metropolitan areas. Learn More>>