Our History

The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation was founded by Gordon and Maggie Hartman on September 27, 2005 to allow them to pursue their dream of helping children and adults who deal with the daily obstacles of cognitive and physical special needs.

Gordon and Maggie’s decision to give their time and resources to this specific cause is inspired by their love for their daughter, Morgan, who copes daily with cognitive and physical challenges.

The Hartman’s realized they were blessed to be able to provide for Morgan’s needs in ways that many families could not. Therefore, they resolved to find creative ways to provide positive opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families.

Over the past 17 years the Foundation has assisted over 800 non-profit agencies who serve the special needs community. Please see our Funding History for a list of these organizations.

Our Mission

The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation is dedicated to help bring about positive transformation in the lives of our friends with special needs, their families and caregivers.  We strive to achieve this by investing our financial support, our time and our energy into organizations that serve individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.