The Kelly Brush Foundation strives to empower people with spinal cord injuries to leave active and engaged lives.
To that end, the foundation’s Active Fund awards grants for the purchase of adaptive sports equipment for recreation and competition, with preference given to applicants who demonstrate a desire to achieve an active lifestyle but who face financial limitations. Grants will be awarded to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury to increase their participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improve their quality of life.
The program does not support applicants with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio complication, Guillain-Barre Strohl Syndrome, ALS, and other neuropathies or conditions causing disability.
While the foundation does not have a minimum or maximum award amount, grants rarely exceed $5,000 and the average grant is generally around $3,500.
To be eligible, applicants 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.
See the Kelly Brush Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.