Organizations Funding Assistive Technology
Organizations who may be able to provide aid during the assistive technology purchasing process.
- American Council for the Blind: The ACB offers scholarships and other supports. Check with your state affiliates to explore the services and supports they offer.
- Brighter Tomorrow Grant: This grant is for children and adults with multiple sclerosis and provides up to $1000 for equipment.
- Easter Seals: Your local Easter Seals programs provide several community programs and supports.
- MDA National Equipment Program: The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a resource referral program to assist you in finding necessary funding for equipment.
Contact your local branch from the following service organizations to inquire about current funding opportunities.
- Elks: Use the Lodge Locator to find contact information for your local branch. The national organization devotes over $80 million to projects, and one area set up to assist children with physical disabilities.
- Kiwanis: The Kiwanis Children’s Fund has resources that service children through grants, scholarships, and youth programs.
- Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus runs many different support programs, including a wheelchair mission and Special Olympics. Check out the national and local branches for grant opportunities.
- Lions Club: The Lions Club typically supports and funds programs and equipment for people with vision disabilities.
- Rotary: The Rotary Club provides grants for education and youth programs. From helping with scholarships, adaptive bikes, local schools, make sure you check your local club to see what plans they have available.