List of Adaptive Sports Equipment Grants & Funds in the USA
for DME (Durable Medical Equipment), assistive technology and adaptive, disability and mobility equipment for people with disabilities.
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General Funding

How I Roll Sports has a great list of all the loans and grants that are permitted by each US State. Scroll to the bottom of the home page to find the overview. Learn more at

High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. Learn more at

EMPOWERING LIVES THROUGH SPORT. High costs of adaptive sports equipment and lack of resources should not keep individuals with physical challenges from being active. That’s where we come in. Learn more at

Team CATAPULT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that aims to CATAPULT physically challenged individuals over adversity and into the world of endurance sports. Learn more at

Surfgimp Foundation assists individuals with disabilities to participate in “limitless adventures” by awarding grant funding to help cover the cost of equipment, travel, lodging, support personnel/caregivers, admission/entry fees etc. so they can participate in activities of their choosing. Learn more at

Primarily, IM ABLE Grants are awarded to individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral challenges residing in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing adaptive sports gear and group fitness programs. 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. Learn more at

Physically challenged athletes scholarship fund. By encouraging an active lifestyle and promoting positive self-esteem, Swim With Mike empowers its recipients to achieve self-sufficiency, define and refocus their lives, while helping them discover what they can accomplish. Learn more at


PossAbilities is a FREE, non-profit, community outreach program operated by Loma Linda University Helath. Our goal is to provide those with permanent physical disabilities and veterans support and resources to stay active and healthy in life! Learn more at


Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is building a stronger community for adaptive athletes and their coaches. We help athletes with permanent needs participate in life-changing fitness opportunities through education, grants, and competition. Learn more at

The Turtle Ridge Foundation is privileged to be in a position to offer grants, scholarships, general funding to the adaptive and youth sports world. Learn more at

NAIDW’s purpose is to provide short-term financial assistance to injured & disabled workers and their families touched by injury, illness, pain, disability and death. Learn more at

The ERIC Fund was founded to help provide assistive technology, devices and equipment for individuals with disabilities to help them live, work, go to school and participate actively in community life. Applicants must live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Learn more at


(CAF) provides 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

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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Grants

The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for anyone with a spinal cord injury. Life is better active! Through the Active Fund, we provide grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. We believe in the power of sport and recreation to foster inclusion and overcome the barriers of paralysis. Learn more at

Wheels With Wings Foundation is a nonprofit organization developed to assist individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury and their families, to rise above and recover from this catastrophic injury. Grants may be used to obtain and/or repair equipment such as wheelchairs, standers, FES bikes, vehicle modifications, computers or other adaptive equipment to aide in personal independence, as prescribed by a licensed medical professional. Learn more at

Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with spinal cord injury/disorder to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Learn more at

SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment) is a non-profit organization that provides modest financial grants to people paralyzed while participating in sports or recreational activities. Learn more at

Blood Brothers Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial support for vehicle modifications for individuals living with a physical disability. Learn more at


The Mission of the SCI Special Fund is to help California residents with spinal cord injuries maximize their independance in order to achieve life changing results. Find out more at

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The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, and Family programs. Learn more at

The Semper Fi & America’s Fund is dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Learn more at

The Honor Group’s mission is educating students, coaches and community about patriotism while raising money for injured, ill and wounded veterans. Learn more at

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

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First Hand provides funding for children whose families cannot afford medical care, equipment, vehicle modifications, or displacement related to care. Learn more at

UHCCF’s mission is to significantly enhance the clinical condition or quality of life of children covered under a commercial health insurance plan and are 16 years old or younger living in the United States. Learn more at

Our Mission is to ease the burdens of families with children with special needs by raising money for adaptive equipment not covered by health insurance. Learn more at

Helping children with disabilities just be kids. Grant recipients must be 18 years of age or younger and have a permanent physical disability (severe mobility impairment – i.e paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation etc). The grant recipient must be able to self-propel the bike without assistance. Personal history of how athletics has assisted (or will assist) your child in overcoming their disability. Learn more at

The mission of the Two Angels Foundation is increasing the recreational activities for children living in Colorado with physical disabilities, inspiring them to lead the most inclusive and active lives possible. Learn more at

To fund and deliver effective programs that address the needs of all children locally and nationally. Learn more at

For a child with special needs bike riding offers far more than a recreational experience. An adaptive bike provides freedom, independence and most importantly an inclusive opportunity to ride bikes with friends and family members. Learn more at

The largest all-volunteer driven children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. Learn more at

Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. Learn more at

Ride to Give is a public charity that turns athletic ability into fundraising power for families with children who are disabled, injured, or ill. Learn more at

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Other Foundations & Grants

**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


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


Is committed to empowering those with paralysis through sports and recreation. Our grant programs help people with paralysis purchase adaptive sports equipment. Find out more at


(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


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


(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


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


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