Financial Assistance

Challenged Athletes Foundation's Access for Athletes Grants

Steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for adaptive sports equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals. Access for Athletes surmounts financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can't afford expensive equipment or training costs. 


Link to Application for Year Round Grant:

Link to Application for Idaho Residents:

Deadline: November 3.


The grant program is open to adaptive individuals and organizations in the United States and consists of adaptive sports equipment and sports experience grants. 


Link to Application:

Deadline: May 1 and November 1

IM ABLE Foundation

IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. 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.


Link to Application for PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, and NY Residents:

Deadline: August 30, December 30, March 31

Kelly Brush Foundation

Individual Grant Program awards grants to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of the individual grant program is to increase participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improve the quality of life for individuals living with SCI. Allows disadvantaged individuals with SCI to purchase adaptive sporting equipments such as a mono ski or a hand cycle. In order for an individual to qualify for the grant he or she must be living in the United States and must supply the Foundation with information about their spinal cord injury, details on their source of income, and a description of the type of equipment they are seeking. The grant cycle is biannual, for spring the deadline is April and for fall the deadline is September.

Phone - 802-846-5298

Email -

Link to Application:

Deadline: Sep 13 2023

Semper Fi & America's Fund

Provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs 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.


Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation assists people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to get necessary equipment, supplies, and services for everyday living such as wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.

(661) 803-3700

Link to Application:

Deadline: Year Round

VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program

The Adaptive Sports Grant Program is facilitated and managed by the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office (NVSP&SE). The mission of the NVSP&SE office is to provide opportunities for Veterans to improve their independence, well-being, and quality of life through adaptive sports and therapeutic arts programs. See the website for application and eligibility.