NAPA Center is a Non-Public Agency contracted with school districts, regional centers, Easter Seals, Kaiser Permanente and more! Check out the NAPA Center Kids Foundation to find out which grants your loved one may be eligible for!
Adaptivemall.com – The Kiddie Pool is a program to help families fundraise for special adaptive equipment. A custom webpage is created, with a picture and story of your child, where friends and family can visit to make donations.
Alternatives in Motion provides wheelchairs to individuals who do not qualify for other assistance.
Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software.
Community Block Grants – Home modification grants may be available by contacting your local city government.
Disabled Children’s Relief Fund provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.
Fund it Forward helps families fundraise to obtain medical or adaptive equipment. Give Tech gives away input devices that allow people with quadriplegia to use computers.
Miracle-Ear Foundation provides no-cost hearing aids and hearing support services to children whose families have significantly limited incomes.
The MORGAN Project provides resources, gently used disability equipment and small grants.
Ralph Braun Foundation assists with funding conversions, wheelchair lifts, transfer seats, car top wheelchair carriers and more.
Special Kids Fund donates handicapped wheelchair vans to families in need.
Travis Roy Foundation provides grant funds to modify vans and purchase wheelchairs, computers, ramps, shower chairs, and other adaptive equipment to help paraplegics and quadriplegics live their lives.
Variety: Kids on the Go Program provides funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially-designed adaptive bikes, strollers, prosthetic limbs, and other devices to children with disabilities.
The Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps children and young adults (under 21 years old) with disabilities obtain medical equipment or services that are not provided by their insurance companies. Purchasing items such as shower chairs, therapy bikes, special beds, communication devices, speech therapy, etc.
MIRA Foundation provides guide dogs for eligible blind children between the ages of 11-17, free of charge.
Seedlings Braille Book for Children – Blind children in the US can receive two free braille books per year.
Bright Steps Forward provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy to financially disadvantaged children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, disabilities of prematurity, autism, and other congenital or acquired conditions that affect their physical functioning.
The Chanda Plan Foundation provides financial grants for integrative therapies to those with a physical disability.
Danielle’s Foundation offers funding for children with cerebral palsy and brain injury. Danielle’s Foundation realizes how difficult it is for parents of children with cerebral palsy and brain injury to get their children the therapies and medical equipment they desperately need. In an effort to provide financial assistance, each quarter, one deserving family will be awarded a grant of $2,000 or more (depending on the funds available within the foundation) to help get necessary care that insurance has denied.
The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundation 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, those who are mentally challenged, and organ transplant recipients.
United Cerebral Palsy Bellows Fund – The UCP Elsie S. Bellows Fund is a national program operated by UCP that provides funds to individuals with disabilities for assistive technology equipment. Individuals can apply through their local UCP affiliate.
Difference Needz Foundation provides special needs individuals, families and organizations that support them with money to purchase medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys and/or services.
Mark’s Money provides financial assistance to those with Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities to improve quality of life by meeting their daily living, employment, medical, residential, or social needs.
First Hand Foundation provides funds to families with limited incomes for medical/psychiatric services, vehicle modification, transportation, or items not covered by insurance.
Gia Nicole Angel Foundation enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs and his/her family by awarding assistance through the purchase of a specific item or items.
Many companies will match employee donations to non-profit charities. Refer to the list below or ask your companies HR department if they have similar programs.
You can then place a donation to the Jace Stringer Foundation, NAPA for Kids Foundation, or similar non-profits to go directly towards your child’s therapy or other non-covered expenses.
Gracie’s Hope provides funding for therapies such as, but not limited to, PT, OT, Speech, Chelation, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. They also help provide needed equipment and assist families in finding respite care, and other needed services.
The Lexi Kazian Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the comfort and quality of life for children with special needs. This is accomplished by providing education, therapy and playground equipment, therapy toys, resources, and scholarships for families and therapists in need of financial assistance and/or community support. Visit Helping From Heaven for more information.
Children under the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of a life-long physical disability affecting the child’s motor skills, for which PT/OT therapy is part of the treatment regimen, can receive financial assistance through Kya’s Krusade.
The 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 child.
Maggie Welby Foundation provides grants to children and families in need of help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have.
My Gym Challenged America (MGCA) provides assistance and support to children with physical/cognitive challenges while promoting fitness and movement for children of all abilities and economic circumstances with an emphasis on positive reinforcement and fun.
National Patient Travel Network ensures no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluations, diagnosis or treatments for lack of means for long distance medical transportation.
The Prayer Child Foundation provides assistance to children with physical and emotional challenges.
President’s Choice Children’s Charity is dedicated to helping children who are physically or developmentally challenged. The aim is to remove obstacles that make everyday living difficult and to provide these young people with a renewed sense of dignity, independence, and freedom.
Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children helps disabled children gain independence and live a better life.
4 Paws for Ability engages families in fundraising activities as volunteers to qualify for a free service dog. Canine Companions for Independence enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. Paws with a Cause provides service dogs for many different medical conditions.
Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits to families because of a child’s disability, depending on income.
Small Steps in Speech helps children with speech and or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators.
Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged, and abused children. Candidates are in the age range from, 3-18, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.
Air Care Alliance provides free air transportation to medical treatment for people with a financial need. Air Charity Network provides access for people who seek free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Angel Flight provides free transportation for medical treatment.Lifeline Pilots provides free transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care. Mercy Medical Airlift ensures that no financially stressed patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment for lack of means for long-distance medical transportation.
Travelers Protective Association of America assists families in obtaining mechanical devices, specialized treatment, education, speech classes, note takers, interpreters, and in other areas of need that are directly related to hearing impairment.
Tree of Wishes allows members to post and grant each other’s wishes.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – Households with private-pay or employer insurance may receive up to $5,000 annually to support their child. (Must be under 16 years of age)
Wish Upon a Hero Foundation – Individuals and families with financial need may submit “wishes” to this organization, which provides grants and other forms of charity to chosen applicants.
Zane’s Foundation provides financial support to families of special needs children through funds designated for respite care, therapies, or other assistive equipment.