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Accessible Vehicle and Lift Resources

Many nationwide organizations exist to help individuals and families by offering wheelchair van grants and other mobility funding assistance. Here is a listing of some sources to consider. If you know of a wheelchair accessible vehicle financial aid source we don’t have listed, please let us know at info@abilitytools.org.


Brighter Tomorrow Grant

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation offers the Brighter Tomorrow Grant to provide goods/services to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities. Maximum award of $1,000.

Phone: 1-800-225-6495

Website: http://msfocus.org/Brighter-Tomorrow-Grant.aspx

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation

For people suffering from SCI or paralysis, a grant up to $10,000 for a specific need item.

Phone: 1-262-547-2083

Website: http://www.brpf.org/Grants/ApplicationCharitableGrants.html

Center on Technology and Disability

Comprehensive funding resource library.

Phone: 1-2102-884-8588

Website: http://www.ctdinstitute.org/

Ford Mobility Motoring Program

Will give up to $1,200 for installation of adaptive conversions in a Ford vehicle that has been purchased or leased.

Phone: 1-800-952-2248

Website: http://fordmobilitymotoring.com/Home/Index#.Vj0h59KrRhE  

Grants.gov

Helpful website that contains a search engine to check the government's grant database. Use specific key words that meet your needs.

Phone: 1-800-518-4726

Website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

HelpHOPELive

HelpHOPELive helps patients who have exhausted all other resources by awarding them a one-time grant for fundraising and providing other financial services. HelpHOPELive can help people mobilize their communities to raise funds for uninsured expenses related to catastrophic injury, including, but not limited to, vehicle modifications.

Phone: 1-800-642-8399

Website: http://helphopelive.org/

Ralph Braun Foundation

Provides grants for accessible vans, wheelchair lifts, scooter or truck lifts, or car top carriers. The foundation will help with 25% of the cost with a cap of $5,000. Aid given based on financial need.

Website: http://ralphbraunfoundation.org/

RESNA Catalyst Project

A state by state listing of financial aid and loans.

Phone: 1-703-524-6686

Website: http://resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/allafpcontacts.html

Special Kids Fund

To be eligible for the Special Kids Fund, a family must demonstrate they do not have the resources to afford a vehicle on their own. The family must also have a good driving record, carry car insurance, register the vehicle, and pick it up. Nationwide program for children and adults. Apply via their website.

Website: http://www.specialkidsfund.org/wheelchair/

Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment

Grants available at ranging amounts to cover any accessible cost. Preference given to young people who are injured while participating in athletics.

Phone: 1-323-655-8298

Website: http://www.scorefund.org/grants.html

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Reeve Foundation cannot award grants to individuals, but the Information Specialist Team at the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) can help individuals identify resources that can provide financial assistance.

Phone: 1-800-225-0292

Website: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support

Vocational Rehabilitation

The California Vocational Rehab office is a powerful resource for people looking to secure assistance for purchasing an accessible vehicle. They can also provide support in areas of employment, finding jobs, and more.

Phone: 1-2102-884-8588

Website: http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/



Other Funding Options

Disabled Dealer

The Nations #1 "By Owner" resource for buying and selling wheelchair accessible vehicles and medical equipment.

Website: http://www.disableddealer.com/default.asp

Crowd Source Funding

Website: http://www.abilitytools.org/resources/docs/tip-sheets/Crowdsourcing-Fundraising.pdf