Grants, Financial Assistance Links, Resources & More!
There are a number of available grants for people with a disability. All of the organizations have certain qualifying standards that the grant applicant will have to meet. Most have limits on the amount of funding they will provide. It is suggested that you contact the organization directly to get full information on their available grants, qualifying criteria, and process for applying.
Adaptive Sports Equipment Grants
Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Access for Athletes Grants
Steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for adaptive sports equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals. Access for Athletes surmounts financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs.
Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation
Dreams of Recovery strives to help individuals receive the therapy they so desperately need, as well as the necessary therapeutic equipment to promote nerve regeneration and gain muscle mass.
GoHawkeye Enabling Grant Program
The grant program is open to adaptive individuals and organizations in the United States and consists of outdoor sports equipment and sports experience grants. The grant cycle is biannual ending May 1 and November 1.
IM ABLE Foundation
IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors.
Kelly Brush Foundation
Individual Grant Program awards grants to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of the individual grant program is to increase participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improve the quality of life for individuals living with SCI. Allows disadvantaged individuals with SCI to purchase adaptive sporting equipments such as a mono ski or a hand cycle. In order for an individual to qualify for the grant he or she must be living in the United States and must supply the Foundation with information about their spinal cord injury, details on their source of income, and a description of the type of equipment they are seeking.
The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation
Mission is to increase the level of awareness and support for those living with paralysis while enabling access to a range of specialized therapies focused on improving their overall quality of life. Offers scholarships for standing frames.
Assistive Technology Grants
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC )
Phone: (770) 491-9014
Fax: (770) 491-0026
AT, DME shipped nationwide
AT, DME, Home mods, Ramps, Vehicle mods in GeorgiaWith a strong network of volunteers and partners, FODAC provides refurbished equipment and services for adults and children with disabilities to improve their overall quality of life. Over the years, our model to assist individuals with disabilities has remained the same: to provide free or low-cost wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment, vehicle and home adaptations and more. Above all, our staff is like a family that works together to make every day a little easier, and a little more affordable, for people in need.
Travis Roy Foundation
Dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive sports equipment and assistive technology. Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible… Examples of eligible items include upgrade and maintenance of wheelchairs, vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts), small home modifications including ramp and lift installation, computers, and other adaptive equipment.
I Got Legs Foundation
We create opportunities to transform lives for people with physical challenges
NEED LEGS Campaign requirements: Any US resident individuals with a permanent physical disability requiring the use of mobility technology are eligible to apply. There is no age requirement. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and may be required to provide documentation. Given limited resources, special emphasis will be given to projects that concern mobility technology (e.g. robotic exoskeletons, prosthetics, adaptive technologies for homes/vehicles, etc.) Eligible items: wheelchairs, vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts), small home modifications including bath, ramp, and lift installations, computers, bed/mattress, shower chairs and lifts.
PLEASE NOTE:Grants are not available towards the purchase of new or used vans; funds are available ONLY for vehicle modifications. Grants are disbursed directly to suppliers of the desired equipment or modifications, not to grantees.
Tyler Schrenk Foundation
The Tyler Schrenk Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through the promotion and distribution of assistive technologies (AT). The world assistive technologies (AT) can be overwhelming and unfamiliar. The Tyler Schrenk Foundation helps people in need navigate this world by providing resources through our website, hosting 1:1 consultations, and even donating AT through our grant programs for those unable to afford it.
The Jose Blakely Memorial Grant
The José Blakely Memorial Grant will provide a grant to an individual every year who would like to increase their independence. This grant will not be limited to just one device that can increase independence but whatever is necessary to make a long and impactful effect on the recipient’s life.
The Demonstrating Independence Program Grant
The demonstrating independence grant will provide one or more recipients quarterly with technologies that can help them become more independent. This could look like helping someone control their lights by voice, TV by voice or a way for someone without arm movement to control their cell phone. To apply for this grant, please go to our apply page and fill in your information as well as selecting the demonstrating independence grant selection. The recipients of this grants will find out at the beginning of each quarter if they have been selected.
Wheels of Happiness
Country List including USA, Latin America and some countries in Africa
Providing: medical supplies and equipment, scholarships, funds for surgeries and psychological support
We help people with disabilities to become independent and reintegrate, and add value to their communities. We provide people with motor disabilities with medical equipment and supplies, scholarships, psychological help and inspiration to make them independent and therefore more productive. By doing this, we believe that everybody wins. The Foundation is funded by the help of corporate and individual donors and by special events.
General or Multipurpose Grants
Be Perfect SCI Foundation
BP promotes a holistic, exercise-based therapy approach to recovery. BP offers scholarships for activity-based therapy at The Perfect Step to qualified recipients. We also provide supplemental funds to those who cannot afford: wheelchairs,car adaptations, high medical bills, general daily medical necessities
Byron Riesch Paralysis Foundation
Their goal is to find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders. Typical charitable grants to individuals have provided home and transportation accessibility assistance to those living with mobility disabilities with preference purpose going to those living with spinal cord injury. Other adaptive equipment such as shower chairs or computers are considered as well. Also award scholarships both for the spring and fall semesters to individuals that are either suffering from a neurological disorder or have parents that suffer from a neurological disorder.
Phone: (262) 547-2083
Welcome to Friends of Man
Friends of Man helps people of all ages with a large variety of needs: Mobility Equipment: (prostheses, wheelchairs, van lifts, and modifications, ramps, home modifications), Medical Equipment and Procedures, Hearing Aids, Dentures, Glasses, Basic Needs: Clothing for Children, Food, Short-term Daycare, Prescriptions, Cobra/Health Insurance And More!!
Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation provides immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining a catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football.
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury. Life-altering injuries are injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime. The resources and inspiration we provide come in the form of board-approved grant funding paid to service providers in nine funding categories: living expenses, insurance, health, travel, High Fives Healing Network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook, attitude).
Phone: (530) 562 4270
Horizon Hope Grant
To receive the Horizon Hope Grant, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Horizon and live by Horizon’s mission in their daily lives. Applicants can either be:
A full-time or part-time student attending a college or university for the purpose of obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree. (Please Note: Horizon Hope Grant is available to students in all areas of study.) OR An individual with a physical disability in need of a specific accommodation, e.g., medical equipment, assistive technology, construction for adapted living, etc.
Phone: (773) 477-5170
Ian Burkhart Foundation
A spinal cord injury is an extremely expensive feat even for those who are financially stable. The Ian Burkhart Foundation will help individuals seek out widely accessible funding sources and provide grants for items not usually covered by insurance however they will greatly increase independence and quality of life. Grants will be given after being determined necessary by the board. Eligible items include but are not limited to wheelchairs, exercise equipment, vehicle modifications, home modifications, adaptive equipment. It is up to the applicant to explain how this grant will improve their quality of life.
Modest Needs is a national nonprofit empowering members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty.
Providing A WAY To Help assistance fund
PATH-WAY champions inclusion and belonging yet understands how finances and a disability may limit an individuals access to the very activities that could improve their quality of life. To address this issue PATH-WAY has established a program Providing A WAY To Help to provide financial assistance to help individuals with physical disabilities access their passion. PATH-WAY will provide grants (between $200 to $1000) to help individuals finance their dream.
SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment)
Aims to assist young people who have been injured while participating in sporting events or athletic recreation… SCORE endeavors to improve the quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury, assisting with the substantial out-of-pocket costs associated with obtaining the best medical care, home amenities and transportation. The end goal is to facilitate rehabilitation and independent living.
Triumph Foundation pairs individuals with sponsors who can help meet their needs; we have a Fundraising Partnership where we team up with an individual to raise funds for specific items or services; we have an Equipment & Supply Exchange program where we help find a home for old, used, and extra equipment & supplies and arrange for it to be given to people who are in need; we loan items to people to increase independence and functionality; and we provide financial assistance through our Keep Moving Forward Grant program.
Victoria’s Victory Foundation
Victoria’s Victory Foundation provides resources and hope to those with disabilities due to life-altering injuries or diagnosis. VVF gives the gift of HOPE! Victory Scholarships are committee approved assistance gifts for the following areas of needs: recovery training sessions, in-home nursing services, home & mobility equipment, vehicle/driver assistance
Home Modification & Housing Grants
Elderly or Disabled Living
As a nonprofit 501c3 charity, EDL’s mission is to reduce costs associated with housing. We specifically provide help to lower income elderly or disabled individuals. EDL is not a home care facility though. Our nonprofit has many cost reducing techniques available to us. EDL’s service includes but isn’t limited to monetary assistance (e.g. the following is not aexclusive list): Dr. bills, cable, internet, health insurance, car payment, electric, rent, and mortgage
Joseph Groh Foundation
The charter for the Joseph S Groh foundation as filed with the IRS states they are dedicated to providing financial support to those connected with the construction trades industry (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roofing etc.) who are living with life altering injuries. Assistance provided is designed to pay for the provision of material (i.e. Durable medical equipment, etc.) or for services rendered. (i.e. construction of ramps to the home, widening of doorways, reconstruction of bathrooms for wheelchair access, etc.)
Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants
Provides loans to very-low-income homeowners aged 62 or older to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.
Rehabilitation and Therapy Grants
Chanda Plan Foundation
The mission of the Chanda Plan Foundation is to improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through direct services and systemic change to access integrative therapies. Our direct services include acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, adaptive exercise and adaptive yoga. Services are provided at the foundation and at provider locations nationwide.
Falling Forward Foundation
The Falling Forward Foundation™ supports patients recovering from catastrophic medical issues. We provide funding that allows patients to continue their rehabilitation, to recover to their fullest potential, and to move forward in their lives.
(785) 550 – 8129
Getting Back Up
Provide qualified and selected individuals with funding for participation in exercise-based recovery programs and the purchase of adaptable products. These programs and products have been proven to greatly improve the physical and emotional well-being of the injured individual.
MW Fund provides financial aid for specialized spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation that is not covered by insurance. They also help aid and promote SCI recovery research efforts.
Project Thirty Four
Project 34 assists with the purchasing of medical equipment and assistive devices that may not be otherwise accessible to a patient, as well as provides grants to individuals to afford physical therapy for optimal function.
Tighten The Drag Foundation
Seeks to assist nominated candidates with funding assistance to cover ongoing therapy needs, specialized equipment and helping to organize and fund recreational activities to qualified and nominated recipients to help provide a break from the daily stresses in their life. Because we believe that being in the outdoors is vital and beneficial to the health and well being of every individual, especially those dealing with difficulties in life, we help in assisting you locate programs and professionals in your area that are reputable and who provide much needed fun and variance from your normal daily routines, not only for you but for your family caregivers as well.
Walking with Anthony
Walking with Anthony covers the cost of essential rehabilitation therapy so that people suffering from an SCI can face the enormous challenge of physical recovery with freedom from the relentless financial weight of paying for rehab.
Phone: (888) 712-4WWA
Travel Assistance Grants
New Perspective Foundation
Nonprofit organization that helps individuals in Ohio, Georgia and Florida who are currently hospitalized due to a spinal cord injury by assisting their family and friends with airfare, gasoline and lodging expenses so they can travel to support them in their time of need.
Adaptive Vehicle & Modification Grants
Blood Brothers Foundation
Blood Brothers Foundation restores freedom, mobility, & independence by providing vehicle modifications for individuals living with physical disabilities.
National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility
Organization that works to provide vehicle modification grants to individuals with disabilities throughout the United States and Canada in need of financial assistance. The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility (NOVA) believes that every individual has the right to accessible transportation. NOVA’s mission is to assist those with mobility needs through education, information and product acquisition.
Phone: 574-607- 5995
State Funding | BraunAbility
These grants and other programs could help you finance a wheelchair van, scooter, wheelchair lift, adaptive driving equipment, or other mobility product. Select your state on the map to see the available grants to apply for in your state.
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