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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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Catholic Charities of Acadiana

 Nationwide
(337) 235-4972

Commonwealth Community Trust

 Nationwide

Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) established the Charitable Fund Award to provide funds for equipment and/or services to individuals with disabilities who demonstrate a financial need. The maximum amount of the award per individual is $1,000.

Review requirements prior to filling out the online application.

Contact the CFA Program Manager via email at with questions or for assistance with the application.

Friends of Man

 Nationwide
P.O. Box 937
(303) 798-2342

Friends of Man accepts applications ONLY from a referring professional on behalf of the applicant. This can be a social worker, nurse, school counselor, teacher, principal, social worker, clergy, health care technician, etc.

Applications CANNOT be submitted by the applicant, the vendor, or by a relative or friend.

Friends of Man was founded in 1982 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity with a double mission:

  1. To provide assistance to people of all ages who have genuine needs but can’t find help elsewhere, who ‘fall through the cracks’ of available charitable or governmental resources.  To provide help to maintain self-sufficiency in times of difficulty, as well as assisting with disability and medical needs.
  3. To provide the donor with the opportunity to have 100% of his/her donation used for direct charitable assistance, with no money taken out for administrative cost and expenses.  Friends of Man an all-volunteer charity with no one receiving a salary or any kind of compensation.  

Help Hope Live

 Nationwide
2 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100

Medical Fundraising

For 38 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the cost of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence.

Home Repair Grants

 Nationwide
Nation Wide

List of housing resources/grants for disabled homeowners to build houses or fund renovations that serve them and their needs.

Ian Burkhart foundation

 Nationwide
Nation Wide

The Ian Burkhart foundation was established to help other individuals with spinal cord injuries. From the initial trauma to transitioning home to continuing on with your life we are here for you.

A spinal cord injury is an extremely expensive feat even for those who are financially stable. The Ian Burkhart Foundation will help individuals seek out widely accessible funding sources and provide grants for items not usually covered by insurance however they will greatly increase independence and quality of life. Grants will be given after being determined necessary by the board.

Kelly Brush Foundation

 Nationwide
Three Main Street, Suite 105
(802) 846-5298

Mission is to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives.

We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go.

The Active Fund offers grants for adaptive sports equipment.

For more information, email or call 802-846-5298.

The Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

 Nationwide
N14 W23900 Stone Ridge Dr.
(262) 547-2083

Charitable grants are reviewed quarterly in January, March, June, and September. Funds are limited and we generally can not support charitable grants over $7,500. Request should be for a specific item. Requests from Wisconsin residents are given priority but are not limited to the state.

Applicants must suffer from a spinal cord injury or spinal cord related disorder.

See website for additional eligibility requirements.

United Spinal Association-Grants

 Nationwide
120-34 Queens Blvd, Suite 320
Kew Gardens
New York

There are a variety of available grants for people with a disability.

All of the organizations have certain qualifying standards that the grant applicant will have to meet. Most have limits on the amount of funding they will provide. It is suggested that you contact the organization directly to get full information on their available grants, qualifying criteria, and process for applying.

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