US Government Aid & Charity Programs
Blood Brothers Foundation (provides vehicle modifications)Blood Brothers Foundation restores freedom, mobility, & independence by providing vehicle modifications for individuals living with physical disabilities.
Chanda Plan Foundation (services include acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, adaptive exercise and adaptive yoga)
The mission of the Chanda Plan Foundation is to improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through direct services and systemic change to access integrative therapies. Our direct services include acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, adaptive exercise and adaptive yoga. Services are provided at the foundation and at provider locations nationwide.
Advises and informs clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of all the available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and of the services and benefits available to them under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
DifferentNeedz (sells either gently used or refurnished low cost equipment.)
DifferentNeedz sells either gently used or refurnished low cost equipment. The assortment of goods available is extensive, and can range therapy devices to medical equipment for a certain disability. The organization operates nationally and serves as a marketplace for both sellers and buyers. More information can be obtained at 1-888-343-3639
DME List (online site that acts as an exchange for medical equipment.)
DME List is an online site that acts as an exchange. The disabled may be able to buy low priced durable medical equipment such as Corner chairs, hoyer lifts, Wheelchairs, Bathing Aids, Canes, and more. Most of the goods at the company come from donations. They are available online at this site: http://www.thedmelist.com/
Falling Forward Foundation (grants for rehabilitation equipment and physical therapy)
The Falling Forward Foundation™ supports patients recovering from catastrophic medical issues. We provide funding that allows patients to continue their rehabilitation, to recover to their fullest potential, and to move forward in their lives.
(785) 550 - 8129
Getting Back Up (grants for exercise-based recovery programs)
Provide qualified and selected individuals with funding for participation in exercise-based recovery programs and the purchase of adaptable products. These programs and products have been proven to greatly improve the physical and emotional well-being of the injured individual.
Horizon Hope Grant (grants for education, medical equipment, assistive technology, construction for adapted living, etc)
To receive the Horizon Hope Grant, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Horizon and live by Horizon's mission in their daily lives. Applicants can either be:
A full-time or part-time student attending a college or university for the purpose of obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree. (Please Note: Horizon Hope Grant is available to students in all areas of study.) OR
An individual with a physical disability in need of a specific accommodation, e.g., medical equipment, assistive technology, construction for adapted living, etc.
Phone: (773) 477-5170
I Got Legs Foundation (grants for wheelchairs, vehicle modifications, small home modifications, computers, bed/mattress, shower chairs & lifts.)
NEED LEGS Campaign requirements:
Any US resident individuals with a permanent physical disability requiring the use of mobility
technology are eligible to apply.
There is no age requirement.
All applications will undergo initial screening to determine those best suited for a NEED LEGS Campaign.
Applicants must request a specific modification or single piece of equipment to apply for a grant.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need and may be required to provide documentation.
Given limited resources, special emphasis will be given to projects that concern mobility technology
(e.g. robotic exoskeletons, prosthetics, adaptive technologies for homes/vehicles, etc.)
Eligible items: wheelchairs, vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts), small home
modifications including bath, ramp, and lift installations, computers, bed/mattress, shower chairs and lifts.
Selected campaigns for support are ranked by the following criteria:
Project Strength (i.e. need)
Financial Need/Denial of insurance coverage
Involvement/input from personal medical team (physicians, physical therapists, technology manufacturers, etc.)
Project Support range: Project need: between $1,000 and $75,000
Matching requirements: ONE to ONE match.
Project match range: $500 to $37,500
Minimum number of project funders required: FIVE
Grants are not available towards the purchase of new or used vans; funds are available ONLY for vehicle modifications.
Grants are disbursed directly to suppliers of the desired equipment or modifications, not to grantees.
Individuals making the grant application are required to submit estimates from potential suppliers.
Please complete all sections of the application; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Modest Needs (emergency grants for those with low income)
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.
State Charitable Organizations Listed by State
Alabama’s Assistive Technology Resource is located in Montgomery. Call (800) 782-7656.
Assistive Technology for Alaska can be reached at 800-723-ATLA.
Arizona Technology Access Program as well as the Institute for Human Development – 800-477-9921. Senior citizens can be loaned equipment and there are also grant programs to pay for a portion of durable equipment.
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network, or ICAN, is located in Little Rock. Phone – 800-828-279.
California is supported by Ability Tools. Dial 916.325.1690.
Colorado Assistive Technology Program. Residents can dial (800) 255-3477.
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Assistive Technology Program, phone 800-537-2549.
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, or DATI. Dial 800-870-3284
District of Columbia – For information on durable equipment programs, dial 202-547-0198.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, or FAAST, is the organization to contact at 888-788-9216.
Georgia Tools for Life - Media Access Center. Telephone 1-800-497-8665.
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC) – Phone 800-645-3007.
Idaho Center for Disabilities and Human Development – Call 800-432-8324.
Illinois Assistive Technology Program – Telephone 217-522-7985.
Indiana is supported by a partnership between Easter Seals Crossroads and Assistive Technology Act project. Main phone 888-466-1314.
Iowa enter for Disabilities and Development, Program for Assistive Technology. The main phone number is 800-779-2001.
Assistive Technology for Kansas Program – Telephone 800-526-3648.
Kentucky Assistive Technology Service Network can provide information on financial aid or free equipment. Call 800-327-5287.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN). Telephone – 800-270-6185
Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange. Main phone – 207-621-3195.
Maryland Department of Disabilities can be reached at 800-832-4827.
Massachusetts Assistive Technology in Consumer's Hands as well as the Rehabilitation Commission. Phone – 617-204-3851.
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition – For information on programs that may help seniors or the disabled, dial 800-760-4600.
Minnesota STAR Program – Telephone 888-234-1267.
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitative Services (MDRS) – Residents can call (800) 852-8328.
Missouri Assistive Technology – Telephone (800) 647-8557.
Montana Assistive Technology Program is run from the University of Montana, Rural Institute. Main phone number is 877-243-5511.
Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership – Phone (888) 806-6287.
Nevada Department of Human Resources – Call 775-688-1930.
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire – Phone 855-374-9969.
New Jersey Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center is based in Trenton. Dial 609-292-9742 for information.
New Mexico Governor's Commission on Disability is the government agency that can offer assistance. Telephone 877-696-1470.
New York State TRAID Program - 800-624-4143.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program – Dial 919-855-3500.
North Dakota Interagency Program For Assistive Technology, or IPAT, can be reached at 800-895-4728
Assistive Technology of Ohio has information on assistance for durable medical equipment. The main number is 800-784-3425.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Seretean Wellness Center. Phone 800- 257-1705.
Oregon's Access Technologies offers equipment. Call 800-677-7512.
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) as well as the Institute on Disabilities is based in Philadelphia. The main number is 800-204-7428.
Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services – Phone 401.421.7005.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program – Dial 803-935-5263.
South Dakota Assistive Technology Program – Main phone (800) 645-0673.
Tennessee Technology Access Department is at 800-732-5059. The agency is based in Nashville.
Texas Technology Access Program as well as the Center for Disability Studies can help the less fortunate access the health care equipment they need. Call 800-828-7839 for information.
Utah Center for Persons With Disabilities – Telephone 800-524-5152.
Vermont Assistive Technology Program – Phone 800-750-6355.
Virginia Assistive Technology System, which is based in Richmond, can provide support to senior citizens as well as the disabled. Learn about government assistance and more. Phone (800) 552-5019.
Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies. Dial toll free at 800-214-8731 to learn about what equipment may be available.
West Virginia Center for Excellence in Disabilities – Phone 800-841-8436.
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Program (WisTech) can be reached at 715-232-3300.
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is the primary agency in the state. Call 888-989-9463.
Tighten the Drag Foundation (funding for therapy, equipment & recreation)
Seeks to assist nominated candidates with funding assistance to cover ongoing therapy needs, specialized equipment and helping to organize and fund recreational activities to qualified and nominated recipients to help provide a break from the daily stresses in their life. Because we believe that being in the outdoors is vital and beneficial to the health and well being of every individual, especially those dealing with difficulties in life, we help in assisting you locate programs and professionals in your area that are reputable and who provide much needed fun and variance from your normal daily routines, not only for you but for your family caregivers as well.
Triumph Foundation (Fundraising & Used Equipment)
Triumph Foundation pairs individuals with sponsors who can help meet their needs; we have a Fundraising Partnership where we team up with an individual to raise funds for specific items or services; we have an Equipment & Supply Exchange program where we help find a home for old, used, and extra equipment & supplies and arrange for it to be given to people who are in need; we loan items to people to increase independence and functionality; and we provide financial assistance through our Keep Moving Forward Grant program.