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Spinal Cord Injury Grants & Financial Assistance

Triumph Foundation’s Keep Moving Forward grant program helps people acquire adaptive equipment, make home modifications for wheelchair accessibility, continue therapeutic exercise, participate in recreational activities & wheelchair sports, return to the community, and achieve employment goals. Application is included within Flash Drive contents or email

Spinal Cord Injury Fund

The Mission of the SCI Special Fund is to help California residents with spinal cord injuries maximize their independence in order to achieve life changing results. Examples may include but are not limited to the following: Assistance with physical therapy or other medically related procedures, Assistive technology, equipment, transportation, education, and employment

The Travis Roy Foundation

The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of spinal cord injured individuals and families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self- reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. 

Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment (SCORE)

SCORE aims to financially 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.

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation's (BRPF) works within the paralysis community providing charitable grants to help make life easier for people suffering from paralysis. Equally important, the BRPF provides scholarships to individuals suffering from paralysis or families with a parent dealing with a neurological disorder. 

Be Perfect Foundation

The Be Perfect Foundation provides direct financial and emotional aid to SCI victims in need and promotes positive recovery through exercise-based therapy and complete wellness. 

Walking With Anthony

Walking With Anthony gives financial assistance to individuals with SCI for exercised-based therapy. 

The Chanda Plan Foundation

The Chanda Plan Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities through education and grants to access complementary and alternative healthcare. 

Help Hope Live

Help HOPE Live is a national nonprofit engaging communities in fundraising to help patients and families ease the financial burden of a medical crisis. 

The Alan T Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis

The Alan T Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis (ATBF) supports scientific and medical research worldwide, and has recently directed its focus to Quality of Life issues for people living with motor disabilities and paralysis. ATBF provides help to those who are pursuing quality-oflife goals, such as participating in wheelchair sporting activities, driving a motor vehicle, pursuing academic degrees, and seeking employment. 

Wheel to Walk Foundation

Helps children under the age of 21 obtain products and services denied by their insurance companies. The foundation distributes funds directly to providers for any medical equipment, braces, gait trainers, therapy tricycles, shower chairs, etc. that is not covered by insurance. 

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Grant application opens September 1st, ends December 1st . 

Kelly Brush Foundation

The Kelley Brush Foundation works to support research to treat and cure paralysis due to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). They work to improve the quality of life for individuals living with SCI by purchasing adaptive athletic equipment for those with financial limitations. 

Will 2 Walk

Individuals with spinal cord injuries may submit a Scholarship Application to cover part or all of the cost for items and services such as fitness memberships, team dues, everyday living supplies, or participation in a special event related to spinal cord injuries. They also consider requests related to work and education. 

Change a Life Foundation

Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

Gives individuals with spinal cord injuries and/or brain injuries grants for medical equipment and grants to participate in therapy. 

Focus on Independence program from the Maloney Vision Institute

Offers to perform free LASIK eye surgery to quadriplegics who don’t have the dexterity to put on glasses or insert contacts. 

Be Extraordinary Program of InvoTek

InvoTek develops technology and computers for people with disabilities. People with a disability contact InvoTek and tell them what they want to accomplish - go to school, work, manage their family’s finances, etc. If InvoTek accepts them in this program, they make a professional video on that person there is a section of their website called “People who need funding” where people can donate to their cause. 

Aiden’s Red Envelope Foundation

Aiden’s Red Envelope Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help families of children with disabilities through its grant program awarding “lucky money” grants. 

First Hand Foundation

First Hand assists children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. 

Fighting Back Scholarship Program Inc.

Provides financial assistance for post-rehabilitative exercise to individuals who have suffered a life changing illness or injury. 

Through the Looking Glass

Offers college scholarships to high school seniors or graduates who have at least one parent who is disabled. Please see website for details. The Change a Life Foundation provides financial help to individuals and families who, through no fault of their own, have experienced an injury, illness, or catastrophic life event, and who are suffering financial hardship, by providing support for critically needed services that promote their self-sufficiency and improve quality of life. 

Kate Zee Memorial Scholarship

Prior to her death Kate established a scholarship fund within her corporation to provide free travel opportunities to disabled travelers who would otherwise never have an opportunity to see the world. The proceeds from her book sales as well as donations and contributions will fund this travel scholarship. 800-846-4537 

M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

Support for parents of special needs children including equipment and grants. 

Road 2 Recovery

Provides financial assistance to AMA licensed professional motocross/supercross individuals who sustain career-ending injuries and can’t support themselves. 

Tinia Q. Cade Foundation

Provides up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of domestic adoption and medical fertility treatment. 

Modest Needs

Gives small one-time grants to individuals who do not qualify for public assistance but are financially needy. Grants go for car repairs, utility bills, etc. and should be for under $1,000. The average grant is $300. 

The Western University of Health Sciences

Offers highly discounted dental care. The Dental Center team includes highly skilled general dentists as well as specialists in several areas. Patients are seen by appointment, but prompt emergency care is also available. Please call (909) 706-3910 for more information. 

Ability Tools

Provides low-interest loans for assistive technology in California

Wheels With Wings

Wheels With Wings can provide financial support to individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and are in need of services or equipment. From wheelchairs to vehicle and home modifications to rehabilitation – Wheels With Wings offers grants for those in need.

Spinal Cord Injury Grants & Financial Assistance


Assists with purchase of items like vans, wheelchairs, lifts, etc 

Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (F.O.D.A.C.)

FODAC is a statewide and national provider of home health care equipment—mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured. FODAC's Ramps for Champs programs builds home ramps and makes other modifications. FODAC currently has special funding for certain recipients based on location and income. 

NOVA - National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

The Ralph Braun Foundation is now the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility (NOVA). They believe 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. NOVA works to provide vehicle modification grants to individuals with disabilities throughout the United States and Canada in need of financial assistance. Visit their Grant Program page for more information regarding their Mobility Assistance Grant Program. 

Antonio V. Glassberg Educational Foundation

Dedicated to providing scholarships for physically challenged students to attend private elementary and high schools. 

Sacramento Spinal Foundation

Sacramento Spinal Foundation's goal is to make the road to recovery easier for individuals with SCI. They provide financial assistance through their Quality of Life Grant program. 

Dream2Walk Foundation

The Dream2Walk Foundation is focused on Spinal Cord Injury recovery. Their mission is to help Spinal Cord Injury Patients recover from their injuries and learn to walk again. They do this by raising funds in order to award scholarships to Spinal Cord Injury Patients in need of financial assistance at approved recovery based therapy facilities. 

High Fives Foundation

High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life altering injuries. They provide financial support to winter action sports athletes through the recovery process and helping them achieve goals. 

Living Spinal Entrepreneurs Change Lives Scholarship

The Entrepreneurs Change Lives Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring future entrepreneur who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate business program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with an undergraduate business program. Applicants provide 200-300 word essay on how entrepreneurship can bring awareness and action to social issues. 

Artist Residency for Writers and Visual Artists with SCI

Since 2009, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has partnered with the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) to support visual artists and writers with SCI through residencies at the Center that includes 12 residencies at three host sites: Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation Illinois, and Santa Fe Art Institute New Mexico, selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Creative Access offers artists with SCI the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Awardees will be offered a one-month residency at one of the host sites, including room and board, a $500 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed. 

New Perspective Foundation

New Perspective Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps individuals in Ohio and Florida who are currently hospitalized due to a spinal cord injury. They accomplish this by assisting their family and friends with airfare, gasoline, and or lodging expenses, so they can travel to support the hospitalized individual in his or her time of need. 

Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund

The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. They provide financial, emotional, and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families through the following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Rehabilitative Sports programs, and more. 

The Get Up 8 Foundation

The Get Up 8 Foundation is based on the Japanese proverb, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight. It is a saying about perseverance and never giving up no mater how many times life knocks you down. The Get Up 8 Foundation helps people reach enlightenment on their ability to give back to their community. 

Joseph S. Groh Foundation

Physical Therapy For All

Center for Cultural Innovation CCI Arts

Patriots and Paws

To provide Veterans/Active Military/Reservists and their families throughout Southern California basic home furnishings for newly acquired residences. Additionally, at Patriots and Paws for those Veteran/Military service folks that are interested, they can be matched up with a rescued companionship animal. They provide resources to support and guide them as they transition into civilian life. All provided FREE of charge. 

Spin Foundation

Single Parent In Need (SPIN) Foundation provides crisis relief funding to single-parent families living predominantly in the United States. SPIN will act as a financial cushion by providing monetary assistance, or gap funding, as needed, for everyday life expenses that encompass healthcare, housing, and education, transportation, as well as other fundamental basic human needs such as financial assistance for food and clothing.