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Wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other disability equipment can be costly. Therefore, many people find it difficult to overcome the cost of getting this equipment in America. Luckily, there are several wheelchair assistance resources available to help cover the huge cost of wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

Grants are a common way to get wheelchairs that are out of your price range. Grants are offered by non-profits and community groups. They are made to provide financial aid to those in need of a wheelchair. These grants are usually given by non-profits in the USA on a first come first serve basis.

The first serve basis signifies a shortage in the services of the grant. People will only be given a grant if the non-profit organization has the funding and resources available. Otherwise, those people are put on a waiting list.

Furthermore, if there is a limitation to the limited funds available, there is a large pool of organizations offering grants. The various types of organizations available cater to specific conditions and disabilities which brings a big benefit to the people. While the grants and opportunities may vary in amount, as all of these organizations know, every little bit counts. In other words, one wheelchair makes all the difference to someone.

Finally, we've listed down some programs that offer grants for Wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other disability equipment.

NTAF Emergency Grant Program

First, the NTAF Emergency Grant Program provides financial aid with a one-off grant. The Individual Grant Program awards grants to individuals with paralysis or spinal cord injury.  

This helps to cover the cost of a ramp and/or adaptive equipment. Thus, injured people can seek a grant to cover a part or all of the cost of wheelchairs, vans, and electric wheelchairs.

Wheel to Walk Foundation

Second, Wheel to Walk is a non-profit that helps children and young adults (who are around 20 years) with disabilities so that they may get medical equipment or services that have not been provided by their insurance. They have a large collection of items from manual wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs to adaptive strollers and zip zac chairs. Their organization relies on their belief that no child or young adult with special needs should have to live without things that could improve the quality of his or her life.

Website Link

Call (503) 257-1401

Wheelchairs 4 Kids

This is an organization that specifically caters to children. They mostly have slightly smaller wheelchairs that for use by a small person. Although their name may be Wheelchairs 4 Kids, their plan is not just providing wheelchairs for America's disabled children. The goal they have is to give every child with mobility problems the best opportunity to live life to its fullest. Wheelchairs 4 Kids will aid them by providing well fitted, well-equipped wheelchairs, and also assist with ramps, home modifications, wheelchair lifts, and customized playgrounds.

Website Link

Call 727-946-0963

Brighter Tomorrow Grant

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is offering the Brighter Tomorrow Grant. The grant can provide goods and services that are meant to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities. They offer a maximum grant award of $1,000. Electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs can be accessed through this grant.

Website Link

Call 1-800-225-6495

Help HOPE Live

Unlock a great way to raise funds for mobility costs with Help Hope Live’s professional guidance and nonprofit aid. They have nearly four decades of service to their name and also have a perfect charity rating. This nonprofit organization gives a safe and proven way for people to raise funds and grants that can assist their mobility needs regarding the purchasing of wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other disability equipment.

Website Link

Call 1-800-642-8399

Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation Grant

This organization offers aid and grants for people who suffer from SCI or paralysis. They will award a grant up to $10,000 for a specific need item.

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Christian Fund for the Disabled (CFD)

The Christian Fund for the Disabled (CFD) offers a maximum $1,500 grant for a person with a disability-related need. The individual has have sponsorship from a church that is willing to match the funds received through the grant.

Website Link

Call 1-818-707-5664

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The MDA National Equipment Program takes several donations of pre-owned but well kept medical equipment and donates them to people who require them.

Visit Website

Call 1-800-572-1717

Lastly, Grants/Financial Assistance for Individuals from The Reeve Foundation contains a vast list of organizations available. They appear according to their needs and locations. The resources listed in the pdf are provided for information purposes only and do not guarantee an endorsement of services or eligibility for the services. Please contact the listed organizations to learn about eligibility.