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National and Online Resources

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AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is a national organization that serves vulnerable people 50 and older by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials. Check your local AARP for potential grant opportunities.

601 E Street, NW Washington DC 20049
phone: 1-888-OUR-AARP

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Administration for Community Living (ACL)

The Administration for Community Living provides resources and information for older adults and people of all ages with disabilities so that everyone can live and fully participate in their communities.

330 C St SW
Washington, DC 20201
phone: 202-401-4634

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AMS Vans

AMS Vans is an accessible van company that lists various funding assistance resources on their website.

6275 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084
phone: 1-844-294-8267

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Area Agency on Aging

Area Agency on Aging is a group of statewide agencies that help older adults and people with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Check your local Area Agency on Aging for potential funding or equipment exchange opportunities.

1100 New Jersey Avenue SE, Suite 350,
Washington DC 20003
phone: 202-872-0888

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Assistive Technology Industry Association

Assistive Technology Industry Association is a premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities.

330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611-4267
phone: 312-321-5172

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Braun Ability

Braun Ability manufactures wheelchair accessible conversion vans, with more than 250 van dealer locations across North America. They provide lists of wheelchair van grants by state on their website.

631 W 11th St
Winamac, IN 46996
phone: 800-488-0359

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Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation is a foundation that offers grants for individual needs which are reviewed quarterly. Funds are limited and they generally cannot support charitable grants over $10,000. Requests should be for a specific item. Requests from Wisconsin residents are given precedence but are not limited to the state.

N14 W23900 Stone Ridge Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
phone: 262-547-2083

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Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance

The Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance lists state and territory assistive technology programs. Individuals with disabilities and their families can learn about State/Territory AT Program activities and how to access them.


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Chive Charities

Chive Charities provides grant funding to people with rare medical conditions, such as post-polio syndrome. They determine a grant amount that may cover essential medical needs such as mobility equipment. Note: Individuals must apply to be approved by their board.

98 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 160
Austin, TX 78701
phone: 512-527-3511

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CPAP Assistance Program

This is a CPAP mask and supply program. Please check their website or contact them to see if a prescription is required for participation and if prescription must be received prior to shipping.

641 S Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001-5196
phone: 888-293-3650

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CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries

CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries provides quality of life grants to people with various disabilities and needs.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals is a nationwide organization that provides resources for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families.

141 W Jackson Blvd, Ste 1400A
Chicago, IL 60604
phone: 800-221-6827

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Eldercare Locator

This is a nationwide search service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources, state by state.

phone: 800-677-1116

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Faith-based organizations

Most faith-based organizations have discretionary funds to serve the community. Consider contacting your local houses of worship for assistance. We listed a few examples here, but there are several organizations across the nation of all religious creeds with similar missions. Examples: Catholic Charities USA, Jewish Funders Network, Lutheran Services in America, Volunteers of America, YMCA, and YWCA.

Good Health Will

Good Health Will is headquartered in Colorado, but has a list of national nonprofits on their site that offers medical equipment and assistive technology programs.

2003 West 8th St
Loveland, CO 80537
phone: 970-624-6002

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GoFundMe is a for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money online for medical and mobility equipment. Note: Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people.

I Got Legs

I Got Legs is a nonprofit organization dedicated to re-enabling people with physical challenges by providing opportunities, programs, and grants that unlock an improved quality of life. Note:
Grants are not available for the purchase of new or used vans; funds are available only for vehicle modifications. Grants are disbursed directly to suppliers of the desired equipment or
modifications, not to grantees.

PO Box 32338
Charleston, SC 29417
phone: 970-624-6002

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Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends is a faith-based nonprofit that provides funding for wheelchairs.

PO Box 3333
Agoura Hills, CA 91376
phone: 818-707-5664

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Keen Footwear

Keen Footwear is a shoe company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. Note: They may be able to provide custom shoes for feet that are different sizes.

515 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
phone: 866-676-5336

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Kiwanis is an international service organization designed to strengthen communities and serve individuals. Note: Check your local Kiwanis for equipment or funding resources.

3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268
phone: 317-875-8755

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Lions Clubs

Lions Clubs are international organizations designed to raise money for what they deem as worthy causes. All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes. Note: Check your local Lions Club for for equipment or funding resources.

300 W 22nd St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
phone: 630-571-5466

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Low Income Relief

Low Income Relief is a national list of agencies and programs that offer opportunities to loan, borrow, or exchange assistive technology devices and equipment via web-based information exchange by state.

PO Box 21
Bucoda, WA 98531

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Mightycause is an online fundraising software for empowering nonprofits, people, & the causes they believe in. Note: Crowdfunding is funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people.

PO Box 160
Marianna, FL 32447
phone: 866-437-1952

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The Mobility Resource

The Mobility Resource sells accessible vans, and lists disability grants for accessible vehicles and equipment. These grants and other programs could help you finance a wheelchair van, scooter, wheelchair lift, adaptive driving equipment, or other mobility product.

111 Stow Ave, Ste 103
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
phone: 866-771-7770

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MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers. They list grant assistance and resources by state on their website. Note: Check MobilityWorks in your area for grants and funding resources.

4199 Kinross Lakes Pkwy, Ste 300
Richfield, OH 44286
phone: 877-275-4907

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Modest Needs

Modest Needs offers grants to people who need temporary financial assistance, including assistance with medical equipment needs.

120 E 23rd St, Floor 5
New York, NY 10010
phone: 844-667-3776

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA's national equipment program helps provide good-condition, gently used wheelchairs and other medical equipment, such as shower chairs, hospital beds, walkers, canes, communication
devices, etc. when available and as feasible.

161 N Clark, Ste 3550
Chicago, IL 60601
phone: 844-667-3776

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NeedyMeds is a resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their healthcare costs, including medical equipment.

PO Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
phone: 800-503-6897

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National Assistive Technology Act Tech Assistance & Training Center

National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center's mission is to increase access to & acquisition of assistive technologies by individuals with disabilities
across the lifespan. They offer a Device Demonstration and Device Loan program. Note: They provide a way to search for assistive technology programs in your state.

1020 S Spring St
Springfield, IL 62704
phone: 217-522-7985

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National Council on Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living advances independent living & the rights of people with disabilities. There are Centers for Independent Living (CIL) serving most communities throughout the country. A CIL is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services. Click the button to the right to find your local CIL.

2013 H St NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 844-778-7961

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National Disability Institute - Assistive Technology Loan Program

National Disability Institute's Assistive Technology Loan Program is focused on the financial health & wellness of people with disabilities. They have a program designed to help you find and afford assistive technology. They also provide a list of alternative financing options by state.

1667 K Street NW, Ste 480
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-296-2040
email: info@ndi-inc.og

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National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility

NOVA provides a mobility assistance grant program that is directed to individuals with disabilities who have secured the majority of the money needed to fund vehicle modification products and just need some additional help to reach their goal.

364 Patteson Dr, #322
Morgantown, WV 26505
phone: 304-606-2984

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Pass It On Center

The Pass It On Center is a National Collaboration for the Reutilization and Coordination of Assistive Technology.

512 Means St, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30318
phone: 800-497-8665

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Post-Polio Health International

PHI's mission is to collect, preserve and make available research and knowledge to promote the well-being and independence of polio survivors, home ventilator users, their caregivers and families, and to support the health professionals who treat them. PHI offers assistance of up to $800 for orthotics or custom-made shoes for polio survivors. PHI also has a separate fund specifically for Missouri residents. Contact PHI for an application.

50 Crestwood Executive Ctr, Ste 440
St. Louis, MO 63126-1916
phone: 314-534-0475

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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America offers a free, online tool to find highly qualified, assistive technology professionals in your area.

1560 Wilson Blvd, Ste 850
Arlington, VA 22209
phone: 703-524-6686

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Rifton Equipment Exchange Programs

Rifton Equipment Exchange Programs lists agencies and programs that offer opportunities to loan, borrow, or exchange assistive technology devices and equipment via web-based information exchange.

PO Box 260
Rifton, NY 12471
phone: 800-571-8198

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Rotary International

Rotary International is a global service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, including polio vaccinations in an effort to eradicate polio. Note: Check for a Rotary Club in you area for possible grants and funding resources for local polio survivors.

1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
phone: 866-976-8279

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Triumph Foundation

Triumph Foundation provides grants to help individuals get the necessary adaptive equipment for activities of daily living. It is national, but prioritizes Southern California residents.

17186 Hickory Ridge Ct
Santa Clarita, CA 91387
phone: 661-803-3700

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United Way

United Way is a national organization that helps communities with a focus on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life. Check for United Way in your area for grants and funding resources.

701 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: 703-836-7112

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