Special Needs Grants – a list of sources

This is not an exhaustive list and are mostly US-based but please see the original post (http://www.kidspeech.com/programs/special-needs-grants/) for additional resources and guidance…

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation – Provides financial support to those impacted by CP so they can receive ongoing and necessary therapy or equipment not covered by insurance.

Astra Zeneca – Offers free medication to people who earn $30,000 a year or less, or a family of four making up to $60,000 a year.

Aubrey Rose Foundation – Helps families with children who are currently living with a life-threatening medical condition.

Believe in Tomorrow – Pediatric hospital housing and respite housing.

Blind Citizens – Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software.

Byron Riesch Paralysis Foundation – Provides assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders.

Bright Steps Forward – Grants for state-of-the-art therapy techniques, along with more traditional physical therapy methods to achieve rapid strides in physical strength and coordination.

Children’s Charity Fund – Provides services and purchases medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children, provides educational grants to help children further their education.

Different Needz Foundation – Offers special needs families a one-stop shop to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys. They also have a grant available to purchase such items as well.

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund – Provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

Easter Seals – Provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.

Faith and Family Foundation/Wheatland Farm – Offers scholarships for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic riding, adaptive swimming and a variety of programs.

Family Hope Foundation – Invests in children with special needs through family support, engaging community experts, advocacy through collaboration, and financial assistance to provide access to therapies.

Fans Across America – Community of sports and entertainment fans committed to providing much needed financial assistance to families with seriously ill and special needs children.

Federal Grant Wire – 60 children’s federal grants, government grants and loans.

Financial Resources and Discounts for Students with Disabilities – guide to various financial resources, discounts and savings opportunities, and travel tips for students with disabilities.

First Hand Foundation – Assists children with clinically relevant, health-related needs and no financial resources to cover these expenses.

Flyin Ryan Foundation – Adventure scholarships based on financial need, character which reflects Ryan’s principles of living, and demonstrated passion to pursue your adventure of choice.

Friends of Man – Grants for therapy, equipment and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker to apply.

Gia Nicole Angel Foundation – Enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs and his or her family by awarding assistance through the purchase of a specific item or items.

Giving Angels Foundation – Enhances the lives of children under the age of 21 with any type of physical disability or illness.

Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation (Only accessible from US) – Helps cover the costs of dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs when needed, for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy (and related neuromuscular disorders), organ transplant recipients or those with mental retardation.

Hands to Angels – Grants to support the identification and eventual prevention of rare, genetic disorders and to provide financial assistance to families coping with these disorders.

Heelers 4 Heroes – Trains Australian Cattle Dogs for veterans, first responders, and civilians alike at no cost.

Hero Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization – Helps those in need of healthcare supplies.

Humanitarian Foundation – Helps cover the costs of dental treatments.

iTaalk – List of funding sources for communication devices.

Jack’s Place (Michigan) (Only accessible from US) – Helps families with children affected by autism afford the support they need for a variety of programs.

The Jiselle Lauren Foundation – Helps any family whose child has a special need or disability achieve things that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

Johnny’s Rainbow Foundation – Funds equipment, experiences, parent education, family counseling, therapy, and other needs of children with special health care needs.

Keep Swimming Foundation – Provides financial relief to families of critically ill patients who require extended inpatient medical care at an accredited USA hospital.

Kiddie Pool – Works as a fundraiser to help families raise money for special adaptive equipment.

Kya’s Krusade – Provides financial assistance for adaptive equipment and physical therapy, occupational therapy and hippotherapy sessions.

Laila Rose Foundation – Provides financial assistance to families of children with medical needs.

The LENN Foundation – Helps children with cerebral palsy by providing financial relief for medical needs.

Lindsay Foundation – Assists families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.

Lori’s Voice – Enriches the lives of children with muscular, neurological, and other degenerative diseases.

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund (MATLF) – Supports the purchase of needed technology through low interest rates and loan guarantees.

Midwest Council for Children with Disabilities – Provides families of disabled children the means to pursue medical treatment and therapies not covered by health insurance.

McLindon Family Foundation – Provides adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

Mike’s Kids – Provides assistance via services, equipment, education, special care, and respite support to children with special needs and their families.

Molly Bear Foundation – Financial assistance to families raising children with Trisomy 18 for medical expenses and beyond.

Morgan Project – Provides resources, gently used disability equipment and small grants.

My Gym Foundation – Grants up to $500 to children with physical, cognitive, or developmental disorders for rehabilitation therapy, assistive devices, medical equipment, or sensory items.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation – Several grants for families affected by the disease.

Net Wish Foundation – Grants $200 to individuals that find themselves in serious financial trouble.

NWO Apraxia Support – Grants to fund therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children impacted by CAS and other invisible disabilities in NW Ohio & SE Michigan.

The Orange Effect – Empowers children and young adults with speech disorders to effectively communicate through technology and speech therapy.

Oxford HBOT Kids Foundation – The Oxford HBOT Kids Foundation will consider requests for help with alternative therapies or medical treatments not covered by insurance.

Our Military Kids – Grants to children of all Wounded Warriors for sports, fine arts, camps, and academies.

The Parker Lee Project – Provides needed medical equipment and supplies to families of children with special needs.

Parker’s Purpose – Assistance to help fund specialized schooling, alternative therapies, summer camp, respite, sensory items, home modifications, and other needs not covered by medical insurance. The organization also hosts a virtual meeting the last Wednesday of every month to hear about different grant organizations, how they help families, and how to apply for their services.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medication they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medication for free or nearly free.

Pediatric Angel Network – Providing relief and hope to families with an ill or disabled child during a difficult time.

Pervis Jackson, Jr. Autism Foundation – Provides comfort to the parents of children with autism and other disabilities.

Quota Club – Assists children with speech and hearing disabilities and underprivileged women and children. Local chapters across the country.

Sertoma (Service to Mankind) – International organization that deals mainly with speech and hearing disabilities.

Service Dog Project – Provides Great Dane service dogs to people with balance issues due to neurological diseases or war injuries to assist them in achieving greater independence.

Small Steps in Speech – Assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatments for individuals as well as grants to charitable organizations who serve children with communicative disorders.

Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) – Modest grants for medical and therapeutic equipment, not covered by health insurance or in the case of no health insurance, throughout the United States, from birth to age 22.

Sports 4 All Foundation – Equipment endowment program that provides sporting equipment, gear, and clothing for individuals with disabilities.

Sunshine Foundation – Answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child’s illness may cause.

The Trinity Rose Foundation – Provides financial aid that will help improve the quality of life for those with eye disorders.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – Grants for medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan.

Variety Children’s Charity – Helps kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of their community by providing funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers, prosthetic limbs and other devices to families with the most need.

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