Funding

The “Funding Links” below are a “Living Document – Reference Guide” that has been compiled and provided to us by a number of “Mommy Bloggers” in both Canada and the United States. Please use these links in an effort to find the best sort of funding that suits your personal situation  and requirements.

We welcome your email or phone call to Koolway Sports if you have other avenues for us to add to this “Reference Guide”. USA funding links research and provided by  Jenni, of Joyful Journey Mom

Canada

Employment incentives and benefits: Employment and Training Start Up Benefit
You and each eligible family member can get up to $500 in a 12-month period to help pay for items you need to start working.

For The Love of a Child The goal of this organization is to alleviate some of the financial burden , and make a difference in the life of a child.

Ability Online, Contributing to life changing experiences in children and youth with disabilities by helping families acquire necessary equipment/aids.

Ceridian Cares, The mission of Ceridian Cares is to improve the quality of life in our communities by providing financial assistance to individuals and families that need it most.

Southwesthealthline.ca Resources for Children and Parents with Special Needs

Caring for Kids Information for Parents from Canada’s Paediatricians

Children Support Solutions Accessing insightful parenting tools and valuable knowledge about your child’s diagnosis or what to do next can be difficult.

Alberta
Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) may provide funding for Adaptive Clothing and Footwear up to $400 annually.  If your child is under 18, and you currently have an FSCD contract, please contact your FSCD worker regarding funding for adaptive clothing, boots, and shoes.
Here is the link to the FSCD Policy Manual.
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/documents/FSCD-Policy-and-Procedures-Manual.pdf
The Clothing & Footwear Policy is on page 164/164

United States

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, offers grants for kids 16 years old or younger for services health insurance does not cover

McLindon Family Foundation, provides adaptive bicycles for children with special needs.

Danielle’s Foundation, provides assistance for families of children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries

Alex’s Lemonade Stand, provides travel grants to medical institutions for families battling childhood cancer

The Arya Foundation, provides medical equipment such as ramps, special beds and walking aides.

MY GYM Challenged America, provides grants for medical equipment and therapy equipment for families with special needs

The Lindsay Foundation, provides medical care, treatment and rehab equipment grants

Stepping Stones for Stella, provides buggies for children with special needs to enjoy outdoors to its fullest

The Danny Did Foundation, provides seizure/epilepsy devices to children in need

First Hand Foundation, provides financial assistance for medical care, vehicle modification and travel

Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, provides seizure monitoring and seizure assistance dogs

June Brandy Foundation, assists families with children who have pediatric illness/disability

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation, assists children with cerebral palsy to help with therapies or other medical treatments insurance doesn’t cover

Variety of United States, provides equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion

The Prayer Child Foundation, provides assistance to children with disabilities to enhance quality of life

Wheel to Walk Foundation, assists with equipment not provided by insurance

Small Steps in Speech, grant funds for speech and language disorder therapies

Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, provides iPads for children with spinal muscular atrophy

Silent Stars, provides iPads for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Go Shout Love, features a family battling a rare illness and raises funds for them

Angel Flight, free medical and compassion flights

Aubrey Rose Foundation, assists families with medical expenses

Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, provides medical and respite housing to critically ill children and their families

Bryan’s Dream Foundation, assist families of children with brain tumors

Eden’s Hope, assists families of children with neuroblastoma

Friend’s of Man, assists with medical and mobility equipment and prothesis

Snap4Kids, provides modest grants to families in need

Fred’s Footsteps, provides financial assistance to families during a child’s illness

Family Reach, financial assistance for families of children with cancer

Matthew Larson Foundation, assists families of children with brain tumors

Wheelchairs 4 Kids, provides assistive devices and medical equipment to families in need

Project Mend, refurbishes mobility devices and assists families with medical equipment needs

TJ Joy Memorial Fund, assists families in obtaining seizure monitoring devices

Gia Nicole Angel Foundation, assist with purchase of medical equipment

Building Blocks for Kids, provides grants for health related needs

Challenged Athletes Foundation, provides grants for paralympic sports related needs

Different Needz Foundation, provides grants for medical equipment and/or services.

Hands to Angels, helps families of children with rare genetic disorders

Hannah and Friends, provides quality of life grants for individuals with developmental disabilities in Indiana, the Michiana area, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida

Grotto Humanitarian Foundation, provides dental services for children with special needs

The HIKE Fund, provides hearing devices for children in need

Kya’s Krusade, grants for therapies

Maggie Welby Foundation, provides grants to families in need

Mark’s Money, grants for individuals with Down Syndrome residing in Tennessee or Indiana

Miracle Ear Foundation, provides free hearing aids to individuals in need

Molly Bear Foundation, grants for families of children with Trisomy 18

Ray Tye Medical Foundation, funds life saving medical care and surgeries for those without insurance

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project, provides the tools for a therapeutic and fun experience to children with physical and developmental needs

iPads for Apraxia, awards iPads and protective cases to aid in communication

Be Perfect Foundation, offers financial assistance for individuals living with paralysis

Cancer Care, offers financial assistance to families with cancer diagnoses

The National Children’s Cancer Society, offers monetary assistance with travel, meals and lodging for families of children with cancer

Chariots of Hope, accepts donations of wheelchairs and refurbishes them for others for free

MIRA Foundation, provides guide dogs for blind children ages 11-17

My GOAL Inc, grants for families of children with autism for treatments not covered by insurance or other sources

Ben’s Blankets, weighted blankets for children with sensory needs at the cost of materials

Parker Lee Project, helps families afford medical equipment

Two Angels Foundation, provides adaptive recreational equipment for children with disabilities

Wish Organizations

These organization will grant a wish to a child with a life threatening or sometimes chronic health condition.

Make-A-Wish

Dream Factory

Sunshine Foundation

Kids Wish Network

Hope Kids

Jason’s Dream for Kids

The Marty Lyons Foundation

Angelwish

A Special Wish

Take a Breather Foundation, for children with cystic fibrosis

Clayton Dabney for kids with cancer, assists families in making memories during end stage cancer

Grant Angel Wishes and Travel, grants a travel wish to individuals ages 3-75 with less than 12 months to live

Dream Foundation, grants wishes to adults with life threatening illnesses

*each organization has their own criteria for referring a child and geographical area they serve