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Athlete Resources

Adaptive Sports Grant Programs

Several grants are available to support athletes financially, including for adaptive sports equipment.


Challenged Athletes Foundation

Steps in where rehabilitation and health insurance end by providing funding grants for adaptive sports equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals.


858-866-0959 – phone

Kelly Brush Foundation

Individual Grant Program awards grants to individuals with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury (SCI). The purpose of the individual grant program is to increase participation in adaptive sports and recreation activities and improve the quality of life for individuals living with SCI.


802-846-5298 – phone

Move United

Providing funding in three main areas (Youth, Military, and Training/Education), Disabled Sports USA distributes close to $1M in cash grants to its chapters for adaptive sports equipment.



High Fives Foundation

The Empowerment Fund provides resources and inspiration to those who suffer a life-altering injury such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation or other mobility-limiting injuries that occurred in an athlete’s lifetime. Grants are specific to four grant application areas.



IM ABLE Foundation

IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive athletic gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors.



Semper Fi & America's Fund

Provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs in a variety of ways including Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive
Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTS and TBI Support, Team Semper Fi, and America’s Fund.



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