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Our Funding

NEDSRA relies on a variety of funding sources to provide comprehensive services at the highest standards of excellence. Our partner park districts and villages provide the majority of financial support, generated from tax dollars under the Special Recreation Levy. Additional funds from state grants, foundations, corporations and fundraising events help meet the growing need for services and accessible transportation. Modest program fees are charged for most services, similar to those charged by our member partners.


For more than 40 years NEDSRA has enriched the lives of people throughout DuPage County. NEDSRA’s impact goes beyond the thousands of people with disabilities we serve. We are a network of communities, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and supporters who have discovered the positive impact they can make in the world around them. We hope the information enclosed will inform and motivate you to join us. You will find your life is enriched in the process. Please contact us to see how you can help.

This report reflects the many accomplishments of this past year. A participant’s smiling face would not be possible without the continued efforts and commitment of staff, partners and our donors.

On behalf of the NEDSRA Board of Trustees and staff, we thank you for your continued support.

Jerry Barton
NEDSRA Executive Director 

Keith Knautz
Village of Glendale Heights
Chairman, NEDSRA Board of Trustees


Understanding our operational revenue





2023-2024_Approved Budget

2022-2023_Approved Budget

2021-2022_Approved Budget

NEDSRA Annual Service Report 2018-2019


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Putting People First is more than just our slogan; it is our approach to everything we do!