Listing: Grants for Adaptive Sports Equipment, Automotive, and Home Needs

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Reviewed Date

May 1, 2024



Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation
Dreams of Recovery strives to help individuals receive the therapy they so desperately need, as well as the necessary therapeutic equipment to promote nerve regeneration and gain muscle mass.

Welcome to Friends of Man
Friends of Man helps people of all ages with a large variety of needs: Mobility Equipment: (prostheses, wheelchairs, van lifts, and modifications, ramps, home modifications), Medical Equipment and Procedures, Hearing Aids, Dentures, Glasses, Basic Needs: Clothing for Children, Food, Short-term Daycare, Prescriptions, Cobra/Health Insurance And More!!
(303) 798-2342

Grant Application | High Fives Foundation
The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime.
(530) 562 4270

Joseph Groh Foundation Apply for Assistance (
Assistance provided for the provision of material (i.e. Durable medical equipment, etc.) or for services rendered. (i.e. construction of ramps to the home, widening of doorways, reconstruction of bathrooms for wheelchair access, etc.) It is the policy of the foundation not to provide cash as a means of assistance. 

Modest Needs®
Modest Needs is a national nonprofit empowering members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty. Currently offering grants to furloughed and out of work heroes.
(212) 463-7042  

Grants – Non Profit Foundation ( 
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.
(970) 519-1439

The Independence Fund 
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.


Athletes & Sports Equipment


Grant Program | Challenged Athletes Foundation
Steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for adaptive sports equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals.

Member Organization Grants - Move United (
Providing funding in three main areas (Youth, Military, and Training/Education), Disabled Sports USA distributes close to $1M in cash grants to its chapters for adaptive sports equipment.

Grant Application | High Fives Foundation
The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime. Grants are specific to four grant application areas.

Programs – IM ABLE Foundation
IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as 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.

Semper Fi & America's Fund ( 
provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs 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. 

VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program
The Adaptive Sports Grant Program is facilitated and managed by the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office (NVSP&SE). The mission of the NVSP&SE office is to provide opportunities for Veterans to improve their independence, well-being, and quality of life through adaptive sports and therapeutic arts programs. See the website for application and eligibility.
No phone provided




The MobilityWorks Foundation : Improving the World with Accessibility
Non-profit organization that will provide financial assistance and or equipment to selected individuals requiring adaptive vehicles or driving aids. The Foundation’s goal is to make the world accessible for physically challenged individuals and families

State Funding | BraunAbility 
These grants and other programs could help you finance a wheelchair van, scooter, wheelchair lift, adaptive driving equipment, or other mobility product. Select your state on the map to see the available grants to apply for in your state.


People with Spinal Cord Injury


Blood Brothers Foundation 
501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial support for vehicle modifications for individuals living with spinal cord injuries.

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (
Typical charitable grants to individuals have provided home and transportation accessibility assistance to those living with mobility disabilities with preference purpose going to those living with spinal cord injury.
(262) 547-2083

The Dream2Walk Foundation – Together We Can Make A Difference 
Awards scholarships to Spinal Cord Injury Patients in need of financial assistance at approved recovery based therapy facilities.
(214) 417-8466  

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime.
(530) 562 4270

Kelly Brush Foundation
Individual Grant Program awards grants to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of the individual grant program is to increase participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improve the quality of life for individuals living with SCI.

Triumph Foundation (
Triumph Foundation assists people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to get necessary equipment, supplies, and services for everyday living such as wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
(661) 803-3700

Improving the quality of life for people with a spinal cord injury through sports, funding, motivation and events.

Walking With Anthony
Walking With Anthony’s mission is to forever change the recovery outcome of spinal cord injury, currently perceived as unchangeable. Fundraising and scholarships to assist with the financial strains that come with a new and ongoing injury.
(213) 986-6486


Home Modification & Housing


How To Apply For A Specially Adapted Housing Grant | Veterans Affairs (
Grants offered to veterans of the armed services to adapt their homes.

City of Chicago :: Accessible Housing
Home accessibility modifications to allow people to make changes such as ramps, porch and stair lifts, roll in showers, widen doorways, sinks, and cabinets.
For more information, please contact MOPD at 311, email
312.744.6673 (Voice) or 312.744.7833 (TTY), or stop by  2102 W Ogden Ave.

Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants | is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Recipients must be 62 years or older and from low-income households. Funds may be used to modify existing residences, or can be used to install new home features that create safer living quarters for residents. State offices of the USDA also offer assistance at local levels, and some have broader eligibility requirements.

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants | Rural Development (
Provides loans to very-low-income homeowners aged 62 or older to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. No phone.


Transportation Assistance Resources


Grind For Life
The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, we educate and inspire these patients and families involving cancer survival and recovery with Mike Rogers’s story.


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