Our History

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) started as a peer support mechanism for executive directors of the fledgling Independent Living Centers in California (ILC) in 1976. Originally the directors were the usual representatives who went to Sacramento to educate public policy makers on issues affecting persons with disabilities. Read More About Our History

CF Staff

Photo of CF Staff from November 2017.

Our staff is a richly diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds and experiences. CFILC staff members range from hard-working seasoned veterans that have advocated in the disability community for decades, along with youthful talented staff members that bring new tools and technology, with a fresh perspective on advocating in the new millenium. We also can’t do the great work we’re able to accomplish without the dedication and colaboration of our funders, volunteers, advocates, and independent living centers around California. Read a Bio for Each of Our Staff Member

Board Members

CFILC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit Corporation. It’s members are the Independent Living Centers (ILCs) of California. The Board of the Directors consist of the Executive Directors of each member ILC. Each fall the board elects members to two-year terms as officers on its Executive Committee. Their terms begin the following January. Learn More About Each of Our Board Members

Audits and Annual Reports

As mentioned above, CFILC has a number of Programs and Campaigns to focus different areas of advocacy, and provide avenues for success for our members at the independent living center level. Download Our Annual Report

Programs and Coalitions

What is it that we do? We’re glad you ask! For starters, our membership advocacy cover an array people we serve on the independent living center level. To assist in focusing on each of the important areas of advocacy, we’ve created programs to drive those needs: