Founded in 1953, the Crotched Mountain Foundation, a charitable organization based in Greenfield, New Hampshire, is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families, helping them embrace personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Through specialized education, rehabilitation, and community and residential support services, the foundation seeks to renew hope for thousands of people annually in New England and New York.
As part of this mission, Crotched Mountain established the Harry Gregg Foundation in 1989 in honor of its founder to provide small grants to low- and moderate-income residents of New Hampshire with disabilities for the purchase of products and services not funded by other sources. In the years since, the foundation has made more than eight thousand grants totaling over $3 million.
Examples of products and services funded by the foundation include costs (up to $500) of non-reimbursed medical or therapy treatments not covered by insurance or other programs; specialty equipment services or supplies; modifications to a living area, work site, or vehicle (vehicle repairs up to $500 with written estimate; lifetime limit of two); respite services for the recipient or caregivers; the cost of attending a special camp or other recreational activities; computers (up to $500) and adaptive software; and vocational, academic classes, or specialized (requiring vehicle modifications or specialized instruction) driver evaluation and training.
Grants are limited to $1,200 but are often less, as award amounts are dependent on the number of requests received each quarter.
The foundation reviews applications four times a year. Upcoming deadlines are December 8, 2016, and March 9, June 8, and September 7, 2017.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Crotched Mountain website.