Disability Grants

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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 22, 2021

Abell-Hanger Foundation - Texas

The Foundation seeks to fund organizations with projects “for the public welfare, including, but not limited to, higher education, cultural activities, health services, youth programs and the handicapped.”

Able Trust - Florida

The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Governor’s Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities, is a 501(c)(3) public–private partnership foundation established by the Florida Legislature in 1990.

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Adobe supports schools and community–based organizations with programs that enable and inspire K–12 students to think creatively, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively, using digital technology and communication tools. Adobe also supports nonprofit organizations and programs located in Adobe communities that address community–specific needs, with an emphasis on the following criteria: Arts and cultural organizations…

Anschutz Family Foundation

The Anschutz Family Foundation supports Colorado nonprofit organizations that assist people to help themselves while nurturing and preserving their self–respect. The Foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. There is a special interest in self–sufficiency, community development and programs aimed at the economically disadvantaged, the young, th…

Arthur B. Schultz Foundation

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life on earth through support of wildlands conservation, disabled recreation and mobility, international micro–enterprise, and global understanding.

Blanche Fischer Foundation

The Blanche Fischer Foundation (BFF) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded through a trust established by the late Blanche Fischer, a native of Long Creek, Ore. BFF makes direct grants on behalf of individuals with physical disabilities. The aid may relate directly to the disability or may less directly foster independence. In accordance with the terms of Ms. Fischer’s bequest, the foundation does not provide assistance for…

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation primarily funds local, not–for–profit organizations endeavoring to advance education, medicine and religion, to improve the health and welfare of the sick, aged, incapacitated, and to aid those in need. Specific area of funding interest include Education, Medical, Religion, Health and Welfare, Aid to Those In Need (includes food banks). The Foundation limits its grants to programs located within the fifty st…

CVS Charitable Trust - Multiple States

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation. The mission of the Charitable Trust is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust focuses primarily on supporting children with disabilities. Grants are also awarded to nonprofits providing healthcare to the uninsured and to Pharmacy Colleges and Universities….

Disability Funders Network

Disability–inclusive grantmaking is the mission of DFN: inclusion of disability in grantmaking programs and inclusion of people with disabilities in grantmaking organizations. Disability belongs in any grantmaking program that supports diversity. Or education. Or employment. Or housing. Or civic participation, arts and culture, technology, health care or any other element of life. The interests and needs of people with disabilities mirror those…

Disability Rights Fund

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons�™ Organizations (DPOs) in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union.

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

The Foundation mission is to advance the well being of children in all parts of the world regardless of national, cultural, religious or ethnic heritage; to aid and assist in providing the basic needs of food, shelter, health and education to such children, and to relieve the suffering of children with mental and physical handicaps. Proposals are being considered on a regular basis.

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today’s world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion. Application for grants are considered in the following areas: Programs for children, developmentally disabled, senior citizens, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and health c…

Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation - Scholarships for Disabled Women - Natio...

The vision of The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, Inc. (ELA) is to “Change the Face of Disability on the Planet.” Having been disabled by a spinal cord tumor at the age of two, I have firsthand knowledge of the needs and opportunities that are available to a woman with a disability. Through ELA, scholarships are offered to women with disabilities who are currently pursuing graduate degrees.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non�“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Helen Keller Foundation

The Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education strives to prevent blindness by advancing vision research and education. The Foundation aspires to be a leader in integrating vision research with the greater biomedical research community, by creating and coordinating a peer–reviewed, worldwide network of investigators and institutions.

Informed Consumer's Guide to Funding Assistive Technology

With the advent of new technology, more and more options exist to enable persons with disabilities to live independently, to achieve higher levels of education, to participate in activities of the workplace, and to engage in hobbies and recreational activities. With the awareness of the existence of technology, persons with disabilities and their families expect access to that technology.

Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation focuses on areas where Jay and Rose saw the greatest need: efforts to combat discrimination and honor diversity, self–sufficiency, health, education and programs for people with disabilities.

Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

The Foundation�™s purposes are exclusively charitable and are accomplished primarily through support of institutions actively engaged in the provision of services in the field of vision, principally to disadvantaged persons such as the young, the elderly, and the handicapped. Typical applicants are organizations which seek to help the blind and other vision–impaired individuals to become self–sufficient. Particular consideration is given…

Kessler Foundation - NY NJ & Pennsylvania

Kessler Foundation strives to improve the lives of people with physical disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and other chronic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions. The Board of Trustees of Kessler Foundation has decided to strategically focus the majority of its external grant allocations toward increasing the employment of people with physical disabilities.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

The Foundation provides national grants to projects and organizations throughout the United States that are focused on the full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society, giving preference to areas where Mitsubishi Electric facilities are located.

Murray Foundation

The Murray Foundation�™s primary focus of funding is for the care, training and education of people with disabilities and the training and education of those who will provide education, and training for people with disabilities. Grants are restricted to 501 (c) 3 United States based charitable organizations for purposes to be carried out within the United States. The Foundation does not support organizations that further or promote abortion. All app…

NEC Foundation of America

NEC Foundation of America makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations in support of the development, application and use of technology by and for people with disabilities. Eligible proposals must demonstrate national reach and impact.

Reader Digest Partners for Sight Foundation - National Focus

Partners for Sight is dedicated to increasing the self–reliance and dignity of blind and visually impaired persons. We believe these individuals should have the tools and resources necessary to lead independent, productive lives. Through our support of non–profit organizations that share this philosophy, we’re making the world easier to navigate for thousands of people, every day. Grants are available to organizations working on both a loc…

Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation, working in partnership with local organizations, seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Areas of funding interest include Hunger Relief, Education, Health & Human Services, People with Special Needs.

Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation

The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purpose, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Areas of funding interest include Children, Underprivileged, Disabled, Community Service Organizations, Medial Support, Elderly, Education, Community Safety.

Toby Wells Foundation

The Toby Wells Foundation welcomes funding requests from recognized 501 (c)(3) non–profit organizations operating programs within San Diego County for initiatives that support our work in enhancing the lives of youth, people with disabilities and animals. Please be sure to read our funding guidelines prior to submitting a request. Proposals must be submitted in hard–copy format by mail only.

Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation targets our philanthropic investments to partners and programs that achieve meaningful outcomes and measurable results in specific areas within each of our Funding Priorities. Grant applicants are required to select one or more outcomes and results for grants in each of our Funding Priorities. Areas of funding interest include Education, Literacy, Domestic Violence Prevention, Healthcare and Accessibility, Internet Safety. The Verizo…

Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities including our customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in–kind donations and volunteerism, the Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in our four main focus areas: Education, Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Wellness. The Foundation has a pa…

Wheelchairs for Children

Many manufacturers offer models specifically designed to meet the changing needs of children, while others offer both child and adult models of chairs in their product lines. This fact sheet will explore the special considerations in selecting wheelchairs for children, or pediatric wheelchairs, and the many kinds of chairs and alternatives available to meet those requirements.