ADaptive sports grants and assistive technology loans

High Fives Foundation:

The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury. These include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility limiting injuries that occurred in an individual’s lifetime. The applicant must have suffered a SCI, TBI or life altering injury while pursuing a dream in the outdoor sports community.

Triumph Foundation:

Triumph’s Keep Moving Forward Grant is for people with spinal cord injury that have limited financial capability to help them triumph over obstacle’s they face and enhance their quality of life. Applications are available upon request by email

Athletes Helping Athletes:
Helping children with disabilities…. Just be kids

AHA Hand cycle Grant

ATI Physical Therapy:

Provide financial assistance for medical expenses

Provide adaptive bicycles for recreation and therapy

Grant access to special needs athletic programs

Fund therapeutic horseback riding sessions

Special Kids Fund:

This fund can help families who cannot afford a handicapped adapted vehicle the opportunity to receive one.


REquipment is a durable medical equipment (DME) re-use program offering free refurbished wheelchairs, scooters, shower chairs and more to adults, children and elders living in Massachusetts.

Travis Roy Foundation:

Assistance is awarded to spinal cord injury survivors with paraplegia and quadriplegia. Paralysis must be due to spinal cord injury that was caused by an accident, separate from complications caused at birth. Paralysis due to stroke, ALS, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, etc., are not eligible. Applications must demonstrate financial need and may be required to provide documentation.

The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program:

This program is an alternative financing project that gives people with disabilities and elders access to low interest cash loans to purchases assistive devices and services.

Challenged Athletes:

Participants can apply for one of the following types of grants. Equipment expenses, travel/competition expenses or coaching/training expenses. Disabilities: Achondroplasia or dwarfism, Amputations, acquired or congenital, Arthrogryposis, Ataxia, Atheotosis, Cerebral palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Hypertonia, Hemiparesis, Hemiplegia, Leg length difference, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Paraplegia, Polio, Quadriplegia, Spina bifida, Visual impairment

IM Able Foundation:

Grants are awarded to disabled individuals in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing adaptive sports gear and group fitness programs. 

Eligible disabilities: Achondroplasisa, Dwarfism, amputations, acquired or congenital limb deficiencies, arthrogryposis, Ataxia, Athetosis, cerebral palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Hypertonia, Hemiparesis, Hemiplegia, leg length difference, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, paraplegia, polio, quadriplegia, spina bifida, visual impairment.

Kelly Brush Foundation:

Kelly Brush Foundation provides grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the US to purchase adaptive sports equipment. Eligible Disabilities: Spina bifida, Transverse myelitis, Cerebral palsy, Multiple sclerosis, Post-polio, Guillain-Barre Strohl Syndrome, ALS, All other neuropathies, All other conditions causing disability.

Team Possibilities:

The purpose of PossAbilities grant or scholarship is to provide support for our members to improve the quality of life, assist in the reintegration into the community, and to meet the specific needs of our members. To apply must be a member of PossAbilities.

Crossroads Alliance:

Offering grants to support athletes competing in a variety of sports.

Eligible disabilities: Amputee, above elbow, below elbow, Quadriplegic, MS/ALS, Amputee, above knee, below knee, Blind or visually impaired, Paraplegic, Cerebral palsy

VA Adaptive Sports Grant:

The grants for adaptive sports programs for Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces provides grant funding to organization to increase and expand the quantity and quality of adaptive sport activities Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces have to participate in physical activity within their home communities. To apply please contact: Michael Welch, Paralympic Program Specialist Contact: 202-632-7136 or email:

Semper Fi Fund:

Semper Fi fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces

Contact: 760-725-3680

The USA Hockey Foundation:

Get Kids Going:

A national charity which provides disabled children and young adults with funding for specialized sport wheelchairs. 

Contact: for an application

4 Paws For Ability:

Give children, adults and veterans the opportunity to receive a service dog by participating in fundraising opportunities.