“Those who give, gather”

Trinity Foundation Arthur and Bike

The Trinity Foundation was established to maximize the financial and stewardship resources of Trinity Services, Inc.

Trinity Services was founded in 1950 to provide services and supports to children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Since that time, it has grown to become a successful Human Services Organization, serving people with disabilities throughout Illinois.

What We Do

The Trinity Foundation, through its staff, consultants, and business partners, is involved in a number of activities and endeavors designed to enhance and strengthen the mission of Trinity Services.

Financial Support

  • Manage financial investments for long-term needs
  • Provide management support for Foundation-held
    Trinity properties and buildings
  • Create income from lease-back properties
  • Establish leadership for the capital campaign as necessary

Programmatic Support 

  • Development of staff training materials
  •  Work to shape public policy for people with disabilities
  • Grant writing and development
  • Represent Trinity at selected conferences
    and national association meetings
Trinity Foundation Kareem and Puzzle
Trinity Foundation Smiles and Hearts


The Board of Directors of Trinity Services, through its CEO, also provides leadership and direction to four support organizations.


  • The Cherry Hill Consulting Group
  • High Tide Press
  • NAQ 

Cherry Hill Consulting Group

Provides consulting and training services to assist committed organizations working to raise performance standards, to create more positive cultures, and to develop more emphatic leadership styles. Using a “Bad to Better” platform we stimulate the development of more positive and creative ways of approaching daily work and leadership in the field.   


High Tide Press

High Tide Press publishes books and media on Positive Organizational Culture, Leadership, and developmental disabilities for professionals in human services, education, nonprofit management, and healthcare. We promote best practices in management and socially-responsible leadership.


Trinity Foundation NAQ


NAQ is the leading national association for Developmental Disability Professionals. These professionals go by many names—QIDPs, Service Coordinators and Case Managers to name just a few. Formal titles aside, Developmenal Disability Professionals fulfill a variety of roles—from advocate to educator to leader. They are resilient in the face of challenge and uncompromising in the provision of person-directed supports. NAQ has been the go-to organization for these exceptional professionals since it was established in 1996 – providing an avenue for connecting with other professionals, sharing evidence-based best practices, and serving as a resource for learning and continued education.


Trinity Foundation TEC Lab

The Trinity Foundation is governed by
a Board of Directors
that oversees fundraising
and financial investment.

Thane Dykstra, Ph.D.

Charlie Smith

Charley Smith

Mike Sieling

Art Dykstra

Bob Taylor

John Slack

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