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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
For people suffering from SCI or paralysis, a grant up to $10,000 for a specific need item.
Center on Technology and Disability
Comprehensive funding resource library.
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.
Helpful website that contains a search engine to check the government's grant database. Use specific key words that meet your needs.
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.
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.
RESNA Catalyst Project
A state by state listing of financial aid and loans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Funding Options
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