Welcome to Scully Learning Center Foundation

About Us

Welcome to the Scully Learning Center Foundation, a dedicated nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by Carefree Kiwanis. Since 2010, we’ve been enriching the lives of developmentally disabled adults in Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. Our center is a close-knit community where individuals with disabilities discover purpose thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

Who We Serve

We proudly serve adults with developmental and physical disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Intellectual Delays. Our commitment to lifelong support has seen members stay with us since our inception, forming a true family unit.

Our Mission

Scully Learning Center Foundation provides enriching activities for adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to safely explore and enjoy their community. Recognizing a crucial need among our members who live with aging parents, we are expanding our mission: creating a unique residential center for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. This center, “Preserving Families Home,” will offer a nurturing environment that feels like home. Siblings can stay together, and family members can live on-site during the transition. Scully Learning Center Foundation is poised to fill a crucial gap in services, enhancing the quality of life for our members and strengthening our leadership in the field of developmental disability support.

Achieving Our Vision

To achieve our vision, we will engage in fundraising efforts, seek grants and sponsorships, and collaborate with community partners who share our mission. We will leverage our existing network and reputation to raise awareness about the need for specialized residential facilities. The successful implementation of this initiative will not only provide a much-needed service but also strengthen the Scully Learning Center Foundation’s position as a leader in developmental disability support. We are excited about this new chapter in our foundation’s legacy.

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Our Commitment

Scully Learning Center Foundation aims to establish a distinctive residential center for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. By creating a nurturing environment that replicates the sense of family and familiarity, we ensure a high quality of life for our members as they transition from lifelong homes to a comfortable, supportive residential setting. With our experience, dedication, and community support, we are confident in our ability to bring this vision to fruition and make a lasting difference.


Get Involved

Scully Learning Center relies on community support to deliver fun, educational activities to developmentally disabled adults in the Valley.


Your tax-deductible contribution provides a wide range of member enrichment activities and helps us turn our dream of Scully Residential Center into reality.


Whether you direct an event or escort a field trip, there are plenty of ways to share your time and talents through rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Personal Stories of Scully Learning Center Foundation

“Scully changed Kelly’s life in Arizona. We are thankful for Scully and all it has done for Kelly. She loves being part of the Scully family and it makes her so very happy. It lights up her life. She is very excited about the opportunity to live in a house that Scully builds. As her parents we have been concerned and have asked the question, who takes care of your loved one when you are gone or unable to provide for them? The Scully Campaign to build a house will create a home for these loved ones. Building this house is an incredible act of love.”


“The Scully Foundation and the Kiwanis have made a terrific impact on both our
son with special needs and our family. Our son has been actively involved with both organizations for the past 12 years.

Scully Foundation and the Kiwanis Aktion Club have involved our son
and his friends in many community activities, and day trips which have provided new opportunities and experiences while in a safe and friendly environment. We couldn’t say enough about how caring all the volunteers are.

These two organizations have made a difference in his life.”

– Pat Rall

… Luke has developed a close bond with his friends at the Scully Learning Center. Luke always looks forward to every new adventure with Paula, her family, the volunteers and especially his friends. We are a family with everyone at the Scully Learning Center. Luke continues to grow and develop socially, emotionally and physically. The Scully Learning Center has and will always be a place filled with fun, laughter, learning, new adventures and friendships…”


Carefree Kiwanis

Carefree Kiwanis has supported our community outreach efforts since 2013, including funding enrichment activities and rallying others to our cause.

We proudly partner with Kiwanis, an international nonprofit with more than 700 global clubs and a mission to “serve the children of the world.” Hosting nearly 150,000 service projects each year, Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to fight hunger, improve literacy and offer guidance. Since 2013, support from the local Carefree Kiwanis club has been monumental in helping us carry out our mission.

Scully Learning Center partners with the Carefree Kiwanis — Aktion Club. The mission of Aktion Club is to provide adults with disabilities who have aged out of the public school system an opportunity to develop initiative, build leadership skills and serve their community. Scully provides enrichment activities, and Kiwanis Aktion Club provides service opportunities. Qualifying Scully team members can become Aktion Club members, too.

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Do you have what it takes to win HOTTEST CHEF IN THE DESERT FOOTHILLS? Enter your chili recipe for our Cirque du Chili Community Event at The Holland Center on September 28th! OR mark your calendar and come taste and have some fun! Visit our website to register - link in bio. 

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Wishing you and your family a fun-filled 4th of July!

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We hope your day is filled with love and laughter!  Happy Father's Day!

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We are looking forward to our next outing!  It's bowling and dinner on Thursday, June 13th!  Make sure to RSVP.  We will be meeting at the Holland Center at 4 pm! 

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Our Featured Community Partner

Every month we highlight a business that supports us
AND the community!

This month we have partnered with our friends at the Totten Fulton Rizzo Luxury Team!

Totten Fulton Rizzo Luxury Team