The Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) is a results-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with autism or other developmental disabilities. Using innovative approaches to problem solving and leveraging the latest computer technologies, the DMF is creating unprecedented opportunities for the disability community. At the core of the Foundation's initiatives is Marino Campus, an intensive 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities bridge the gap between high school and employment. Other key programs include scholarships for young scientists (Marino Scholars), funding for the University of Miami Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center and ViTA DMF, virtual reality software and curriculum designed to help young adults with autism practice job interviewing skills. In 2016, ViTA DMF was awarded a Google Impact Challenge Grant in the area of Disabilities. 

Marino Campus


Programs leading to industry certifications in Hospitality Retail and Technology, Marino Campus is a 10-month gateway to employment for young adults with developmental disabilities. 

ViTA DMF Software and Curriculum

Imagine having the opportunity to practice your job interviewing skills with a virtual human in a simulated environment, that's the power of our ViTA DMF software and curriculum. 

Recipient of the Google Impact Challenge Grant in the area of Disabilities



Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparencyof America's largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded the Dan Marino Foundation four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Dan Marino Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.