The David H. Lawson Foundation was organized for charitable and educational purposes to benefit citizens with developmental and/or other intellectual disabilities.

Dr. David Lawson was committed to expanding opportunities and enhancing the quality of life of persons with developmental and/or other intellectual disabilities for over 30 years.

The Foundation is continuing his legacy by supporting programs and initiatives to increase access to quality services.

We envision organizations and individuals working collaboratively and creatively to satisfy the needs and choices of the consumers we are dedicated to supporting.


Volunteer Fairfax recently awarded the David H. Lawson Foundation the Volunteer Fairfax Capacity Building Scholarship for 2014. Click here to learn more about the award!

 Consider volunteering for the DHLF! Click here to learn about what opportunities are available.


News Flash!

The David H. Lawson Foundation Co-sponsors Dental Outreach Clinic

Providing Dental Treatment to Patients with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

May 16, 2014

Thanks to a grant award from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, Giving Circle of Hope, sixteen dental professionals and twenty individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) participated in a unique one-day clinic that was mutually beneficial in addressing unmet oral health needs.

Click here to read more about the success of the Dental Outreach Clinic and view pictures of the event.