Were you aware that 13% of individuals in Florida have an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?

That means someone in your close circle has friends or family with these unique abilities — they are the silent majority. This is why it is vital for us to change society’s perspective and help harvest opportunities for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and Intellectual disability. Everyone deserves the chance to feel included, to show their talents and create financial freedom. We work tirelessly to bring out the best in these individuals by encouraging them to showcase their unique abilities. Then, and only then, can they be happy being themselves.

Upcoming Events

Gathering of Hearts Gala logo with res and orange background

Gathering of Hearts Gala
Saturday, October 5th

An evening of elegance and heartfelt generosity. Celebrate the successes and aspirations of our amazing community at our gala event. Fine dining, inspiring stories, and exciting auctions make the Gathering of Hearts Gala an annual highlight.

Our Mission

Bridging Dreams
to Reality.

The de Moya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to creating employment opportunities for young adults with unique abilities by building long term partnerships with the employers and providing support for the employees. We foster hope, confidence and independence to ensure successful employment outcomes and community inclusion.
Frameworks was founded by Christine Sweeny and Claire Lardner, both Certified Picture Framers and Art Consultants. Frameworks is a proud Employer Partner of The de Moya Foundation which is committed to creating employment opportunities for young adults with unique abilities.
Daniel Quinn, Joseph Perez and Marty Lugo are Employed at Frameworks Miami. Pictured with Mary Espinosa - Employment Specialist and Lily de Moya - Founder.


Our main focus is simple–to help young adults with unique abilities reach their full potential.

Employment Program

We use a model of on-going support for both the employer and employee to foster a platform that will encourage long-term, meaningful employment for young adults.

Employment Support Fund

Employees supported by the Foundation’s Employment Initiative Project who experience a hardship are eligible to receive financial assistance associated to maintaining employment.


The foundation will collaborate with educational institutions, not for profit organizations, families, and the business community to provide the educational, employment, and financial support for young adults with special needs to obtain and maintain jobs.


1 %

Do not receive the services needed to develop social skills and relationships. 

1 %

Do not have paid employment in community based settings.

1 %

Are drastically underpaid with hourly wages.

What our Employer Partners Have to Say

David Pavon Employed at Arazoza Brothers
David Pavon Employed at Arazoza Brothers

Working with David has been an honor to say the least, his organization skills and professionalism made an immense difference on how we operate at Gaebe Mullen Antonelli and Dimatteo Law Offices.

Alan Suarez

"Bridging Dreams to Reality” is the meaning of an active and hands-on partner that builds a true bridge for an effective and successful future of young adults. It takes full engagement, time and true love by their On-Site Support Team to execute this dream. The foundation cares about the success of both, the employee and the employer. They work hard to develop the skills and interoffice relationships of these wonderful young adults, and help the employer develop the path for their success. This is a true partnership and Dobbs Equipment is proud to be a part of “Bridging Dreams to Reality”.
Andrew Suarez joined The Children’s Trust on April of 2018. From the day he walked into the office he was an immediate member of the Trust family. Andrew works in our Operations department as an Administrative Aide. In this role, Andrew is responsible for ensuring printers are appropriately stocked with paper and toner, answering and transferring phone calls, conducting inventory of supplies, and sorting and distributing mail, among other things. He excels in customer service and brings incredible energy to our office. In addition to his daily workload, Andrew is proudly known as the “Cafecito King” as he brightens everyone’s day with afternoon Cafecito. Most importantly, Andrew is passionate about our mission which is evident in his work daily. We feel privileged to work with Andrew and are grateful for the opportunity and ongoing support.

The de Moya Foundation has over 120 young adults with unique abilities employed in a variety of fields and 80 waiting for employment.

The de Moya Foundation’s goal is to ensure no one is left behind or forgotten. Thanks to our resilient efforts, we have been able to strengthen our employer partnerships and have developed new jobs within local businesses in Miami. When it comes down to businesses, it’s simply a win-win for everyone. The support the employer receives for their new team member can make all the difference in having a profitable year.

The de Moya Foundation is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR's customers.

If you are eligible, please contact us at 305.667.9112 or email us at


Everyone deserves an equal opportunity

Founded in 2015 as a labor of love and passion to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Together we are Bridging Dreams to Reality!


Learn about how it all started with founder and president, lileana de moya

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Empowering Young Adults with Unique Abilities

The de Moya Foundation provides a YouTube Channel to identify tools and develop techniques that will empower young adults with unique abilities in becoming a better person and employee.


Contact Us

Phone: 305-667-9112
13131 SW 132nd Street, Suite 101
Miami, FL 33186