SCI Assistance Programs

The Amy Van Dyken Foundation
The mission of the Amy Van Dyken Foundation is to provide essential medical equipment for people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford these necessities.


Barren Heights Retreat
While this organization doesn't provide money, they do provide a mini-vacation for families with exceptional children. They are a Christian organization located in Kentucky.


The Bret Neylon Paralysis Foundation
Provides quality of life grants to individuals with SCI.


Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
Providing grants for scholarships as well as financial assistance.


Challenged Athletes Foundation
Provides assistance for challenged athletes to secure equipment, specialized coaching and transportation expenses to events. Phone: 858-866-0959.


Change-a-Life/Partners in Care
Helps individuals and families who have experienced an injury, illness or catastrophic life event and who are suffering financial hardship by providing support for critically needed direct services that promote their self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Phone: 949-788-9999 for Change-a-Life and 818-837-3775 for Partners in Care.


Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation
Provides financial support, coaching and mentoring for people with disabilities to participate in sports activities. Phone: 303-523-8160.


Disability-Benefits-Help.org
An informational website about applying for social security benefits.


Freedom to Live
This foundation provides independence training and resources to help those with spinal cord injury and other similar catastrophic injuries to move out of institutional living environments (convalescent homes, hospitals, sub acute nursing, etc.) to live independently in their own place in the community (apartment, house, etc.). Oftentimes the family of the injured attempts to bear the burden of helping the catastrophically injured person make the transition and without the proper training and resources, more times than not, it tears the family apart. This foundation guides, trains, advises and provides resources which bridge the gap between a paralyzed person being completely cared for in a hospital or convalescent setting to assist the person to assume the responsibility of directing and managing their own care and thus being able to live an independent life.


HelpHOPELive
Helps to empower individuals and families to overcome financial barriers related to transplantation or catastrophic injury through grassroots funding. Phone: 800-642-8399 FAX: 610-535-6106.


Hustle for Heroes
They strive to find and fund programs that are not afraid to work hard, be bold and act with an understanding of the importance of the work they are doing. A complete grant application can be requested by sending an email to vets@gencolaw.com with "Grant Application" in the subject line. They provide grants on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year, so please request an application. The Hustle For Heroes Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the physical healthcare, non-physical healthcare and job market for our military vets.


Jackson Electric Membership Organization
Provides individual grants related to accessibility issues.


Joni and Friends
Provides assistance to individuals and resource referrals. Phone: 818-707-5664. PO Box 3333 Agoura Hills, CA 91376.


Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research
Provides special awards designed to help poffset the costs of equipment, therapy, caregiver respite, fees and/or medical bills incurred as a result of spinal cord injury. Phone: 570-836-1240.


Kids Equipment Network
Provides wheelchairs for children in the Chicago area. Phone: 630-766-0505.


NTAF "The Leader in Fundraising Assistance and Support for Transplant and Catastrophic Injury"
Helps patients and their families afford critical but uninsured medically-related expenses through fundraising guidance and patient support as well as financial and other resources.


Project Walk
Exercise-based recovery program. Website provides links to other sites that provide assistance.


Ralph Braun Foundation
The Foundation entertains proposals written by an applicant in conjunction with his or her mobility dealer for up to $5,000. The mobility dealer must be a member in good standing of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.


The Recovery Project; Mary & Charles A Parkhill Foundation
Provides grants to obtain therapy services. Phone: 734-953-1745.


Sacramento Spinal Foundation
Their mission is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families in the Sacramento & surrounding areas. Their goal is to raise awareness of this disability and provide financial assistance.


Shriner's Hospitals
Free care to those who meet eligibility requirements, up to age 18. Phone: 800-237-5055.

 

Social Security and Disability Resource Center
Overview of how the federal disability system works and provides answers to questions.

 

TAMCO Foundation
Provides direct support to military veterans from Florida who have been severely wounded and disabled while serving our country.

 

The Travis Roy Foundation
Provides adaptive equipment. Phone: 617-619-8257.

 

The United Healthcare Children's Foundation (formerly MAMSI Children's Foundation)
Dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefits.