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Lightbulb FUNDING ASSISTANCE for adaptive gear

ReActive Adaptions, which sells handcycles, put together this list. Not all apply to MS, and some are restricted to veterans, but this may those looking to purchase gear (esp. athletic gear) that may be out of financial reach typically.

America’s Fund
America’s Fund is a program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This is a program of the Semper Fi Fund, an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and a 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator. Since its inception in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $76 million in support. Find out more at www.americasfund.org

Challenged Athletes Foundation
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Find out more at www.challengedathletes.org

HeadNorth: The Thrive Program
**Greater San Diego County ONLY**
The Thrive Program offers “Response TWO” financial assistance to help purchase necessary equipment and services to promote an active and productive lifestyle. Grant funding can be used toward wheelchairs, exercise equipment, computers, car and home modifications and physical therapy. Find out more at headnorth.org/

High Fives Foundation
The High Fives Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Find out more at www.highfivesfoundation.org.

IM ABLE
IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals and supporting organizations and provide hand-cycles, adaptive skis and instructional training programs for those in need. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors. Find out more at http://getupandmove.org/funding.php

Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to: advocating for improving ski racing safety, supporting research to treat and cure paralysis due to traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), improving the quality of life for individuals living with SCI by purchasing adaptive athletic equipment for those with financial limitations, and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Find out more at kellybrushfoundation.org.

National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers
NAIDW is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) public charity whose purpose is to provide unlimited resources, support, guidance and short-term financial assistance to injured & disabled workers and their families as a result of injury, illness, pain or disability. Find out more at www.naidw.org.

SCORE
SCORE aims to 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. Find out more at www.scorefund.org.

Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. Our program provides support in a variety of ways including Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTS and TBI Support, Team Semper Fi, and America’s Fund. Find out more at semperfifund.org.

Team Possabilities
The purpose of a PossAbilities grant or scholarship is to provide support for our members to improve the quality of life, assist in the reintegration of those with disabilities into the community and society, and to meet the specific needs of our members. Find out more at www.TeamPossabilities.org.

The Independence Fund
The Independence Fund’s Mission is to provide the tools, therapies, and guidance that those veterans severely injured in the Line of Duty are otherwise not receiving. The Independence Fund is an entirely 100%, All Volunteer Non-Profit whose Board of Directors is comprised entirely of Combat Veterans. Find out more at www.independencefund.org.

Triumph Foundation
Triumph Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with Spinal Cord Injury triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves toget better every day. Triumph Foundation works to minimize the obstacles that one faces after suffering Spinal Cord Injury. We specialize in galvanizing and restoring lives after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Find out more at www.triumph-foundation.org.

The GoHawkeye Foundation
The GoHawkeye Foundation Mission …
To provide support to adaptive organizations and individuals through financial aid, outdoor experiences and filmmaking meant to inspire people of all abilities. Our films showcase people overcoming disabilities and reaching their goals through active lifestyles and outdoor adventures. The GOHAWKEYE FOUNDATION is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
Find out more at https://gohawkeye.org/grants/
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