Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a statewide nonprofit organization that is searching for its next CEO. PATF’s mission is to provide education and financing opportunities, and advocacy for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire the assistive technology (AT) devices and services that improve the quality of their lives. Founded in 1998, PATF is Pennsylvania’s Alternative Financing Program (AFP) as designated by the federal Assistive Technology Act.
In 2012, PATF became a state-accredited and federally-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation awarded to organizations that have financial products and services that positively impact low-wealth communities. PATF was the nation’s first AFP to receive grant funding as a CDFI. In 2021, PATF created a wholly-owned subsidiary, Appalachian Assistive Technology Loan Fund (AATLF) to expand microfinancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Appalachian region. PATF’s office is located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and the CEO must have a presence in the King of Prussia office.