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Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation

2460 North Lake Avenue, PMB#128

Altadena, CA 91001


FAX 626-398-8845

Mission: The vision of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (ELA) is to change the face of disability on the planet. In order to accomplish this vision, ELA’s mission is to promote, through grants and scholarships, the inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of arts, advocacy and education.
History: The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (ELA) was founded by Margaret Staton in 1994 to “Change the Face of Disability on the Planet.” Named after her maternal grandmother, ELA seeks especially to support the work of organizations that are led by or support the work of women with disabilities, encouraging distinctive projects that make a substantial difference. To quote its founder, “Total inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of society can and will happen as all of us embrace this vision together. Anything less than this is just not acceptable.”

 Eligibility & Application:  For information on eligibility and to apply, please visit the website:

We have answered additional questions regarding the application process in the FAQ's of the Scholarship section of this website. We would advise that you read the FAQ section before continuing the application process. If you still have a question, please direct it via email to or call Deborah Lewis at 626-398-8840.