The Kelly Brush Foundation strives to empower those with paralysis to lead engaged and fulfilling lives through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries through a shared commitment to proper safety practices.
The foundation's Adaptive Sports Grant program awards grants for the purchase of adaptive sports equipment for either recreation and competition, with preference to those applicants with financial limitations who demonstrate a desire to achieve an active lifestyle. Grants will be awarded to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury with the aim of increasing their participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improving their quality of life.
The funds must support the purchase of sport and recreation equipment, from the ordinary (handcycles, monoskis, sport chairs, etc.) to the less typical (scuba equipment, bowling ramps, equestrian saddles, etc.).
To be eligible, applicants must be 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.
See the Kelly Brush Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.