ACT Today! provides grants for children with autism for Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, speech and occupational therapy, biomedical testing, supplements, assistive technologies (such as iPad or communication apps), safety equipment (safety fencing, GPS tracking devices, or autism service dogs), social skills groups, special needs summer camps, and more.
Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation provides financial support to those impacted by cerebral palsy to access therapy and equipment.
ASDF Social Skills Camp partners with autism organizations that offer social skills summer camps and provides scholarships for families who need financial assistance to send their children to camp.
The Association of Blind Citizens operates an Assistive Technology Fund, which provides funds to cover up to half of the cost of adaptive devices or software.
CARE Family Grant Program helps children with autism or suspected autism by providing autism diagnosis/evaluation, medication, therapy (including speech, OT, and ABA), and autism-focused summer camps. Funds are paid directly to the vendor or service provider to pay for tuition, supplements, medication, medical evaluation, testing, therapies, etc.
Cerner Charitable Foundation provides funding for individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.
Danny Did Foundation provides grants for intervention devices for children and adults with epilepsy.
Easter Seals provides grant funding for technology programs and services, including assistive technology and augmentative communication systems.
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children provides durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs and hospital beds at little or no cost to individuals with disabilities and their families.
Friends of Man provides children in need with grants for mobility equipment, prosthetics, glasses, dentures, hearing aids, and more.
Fund it Forward provides funding for needed medical devices or equipment (such as augmentative communication devices, bath and feeding chairs, enclosed beds, sensory equipment) for any person who has a diagnosed disability or medical condition.
The Glenn Garcelon Foundation provides need-based grants up to $1,000 for all patients living with a primary brain tumor.
Giving Angels Foundation awards grants for life-changing equipment, medical supplies, essential family bills, specialized camps, and therapeutic toys for a child with a physical disability from a lower-income family.
HealthWell Foundation Pediatric Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to eligible families so their children can start or continue critical, often life-saving medical treatments. This unique fund assists children 18 years old or younger living with chronic or life-altering conditions that their families are struggling to treat due to cost.
Hemispherectomy Foundation: Provides college tuition and camp fees to qualifying applicants.
The LGS Foundation‘s mission is to improve the lives of those affected by Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) through research, family support programs, and education. Their Elevate Patient Assistance Program assists individuals with LGS to help pay for durable medical equipment not covered through insurance or other programs. These funds can cover helmets, wheelchairs, orthotics, cooling vests, weighted blankets, adaptive bikes, communication equipment, or seizure alert devices (provided in partnership with Danny Did Foundation).
Mission4Maureen assists brain tumor patients and their families by paying bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, insurance, taxes, medical bills, credit cards, loans, and more.
Modest Needs Foundation provides emergency grants to those at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project stands for Making Opportunities Reality Granting Assistance Nationwide. Morgan’s Legacy Gift provides “tools” not considered medically necessary by insurance and Medicaid but significantly impacts the parent’s ability to be the safest caregiver and best advocate for their child that they can be.
The National Autism Association’s Give A Voice program provides communication devices to individuals with autism who are non-verbal or minimally verbal and whose communication challenges put them at increased risk of injury or harm.
The Ray Tye Medical Aid Foundation funds in-hospital life-saving medical treatment and surgeries for those who do not have medical insurance or other available financial resources.
Small Steps in Speech provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services to improve their communication skills.
Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of ill, physically disabled, or abused children. Dream requests may include a family trip to Disney World or other Orlando theme parks, a celebrity meet and greet, a family trip, a shopping spree, or adaptive medical or therapeutic equipment.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) provides medical grants to children under age 16 to help them access health-related services not covered (or not fully covered) by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child) and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
Tyler Foundation: provides meal gift cards to families of children who are patients at Children’s Hospital Boston or UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, gas cards to be used by families who are transporting children to doctor’s appointments and hospital visits related to epilepsy, financial assistance for the purchase of therapeutic equipment used in the treatment of children suffering from the delayed development caused by the brain malformation and seizures, purchasing ketogenetic diet supplies including scales and required books, bridging the gap for fixed expenses including electricity bills, rent, and car insurance.
Variety: The Children’s Charity has three programs (all grants can go to individual children or the organization providing the service or equipment):
- Variety’s Care Program delivers medical equipment and services. Care grants may cover cochlear implants, hearing tests and aids; orthodontics and braces; feeding systems and specialized nutrition; oxygen, suction, and insulin pumps; nebulizers and ventilators; vision care like eye tests and corrective equipment; sensory equipment; prosthetics and orthotics; respite care; electrical stimulation devices and seizure alarms; and more.
- Variety’s Freedom Program delivers equipment and services for mobility, independence, and social inclusion. Freedom grants may cover wheelchairs, adaptive bicycles, and trikes; assistance animals; hoists and lifts; modified vehicle access; standing and walking assistance like gait trainers, walkers, standing frames, and positioning systems; specialized car seating, shower, and toilet chairs, and more.
- Variety’s Future Program provides communication equipment and services, education, and self-esteem. Future grants may cover communication technology and devices; scholarships in education, the arts, and music or sports; sports wheelchairs; adaptive sports programs; camps and retreats; early literacy programs and learning aids; after school programs; performance groups for disabled children; outings, parties, experiences; and more.
Wheelchairs 4 Kids provides wheelchairs, home & vehicle modifications, and other assistive and therapeutic devices for children with limited mobility.