General Grant Sites: Special Needs biomedical evals and treatment for children affected by autism, allergies, ADHD, and/or asthma. - the Kiddie Pool works as a fundraiser to help families raise money for special adaptive equipment. mission is to enrich the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families by providing year round, fun-filled group activities and destination events, fostering joy, laughter, normalcy and supportive networking opportunities. arranges free transportation for medical treatment. - offering free medicines to people who earn $30,000 a year or less, or a family of four making up to $60,000 a year. will award financial help with a family’s medical bills for their child who has a life-threatening condition. Building Blocks for Kids’ mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources in the Cincinnati area. Widely recognized as a world leader in pediatric Hospital Housing and Respite Housing for children with cancer. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy to financially disadvantaged children with neurological disorders.A form fitting suit consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, kneepads, and specially adapted shoes, all connected to each other through a system of adjustable straps and elastic bandsHyperbaric oxygen therapy is a form of medical treatment that employs the use of 100% oxygen, generally inside a specialized chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen allows nonfunctional brain cells to revive and ultimately to be used in restoring function to areas of the body used in speech, cognition, movement and coordination. provides hope and support to children with brain tumors. financial support with the cost that goes along with fighting cancer. organization gives $500 maximum grant to individuals with disabilities funding grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses directly to physically challenged individuals. provides services and purchases medical equipment for handicapped and disabled children. Also provides educational grants to help children further their education. parents selling/giving away/buying items for their children with special needs. The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories. the Conover Mobile Technology Grant is to promote the use of mobile technology and their apps to improve an individual’s freedom and independence. Funding For Children with Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury - Disabled Children’s Relief Fund provides assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eye glasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. helps those in need of a modern and compact speech generating device (SGD) to allow them to satisfy the basic human need of communication. is a web store that offers special needs families a one-stop shop to buy and sell their gently used medical and special needs equipment and adaptive toys. They also have a grant available to purchase such items as well. ease the financial burden endured by the families with children in treatment for Neuroblastoma. a lending facility of adaptive equipment out of Maumee, Ohio. offers scholarships for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic riding, adaptive swimming and a variety of programs. - help with financial crisis while child is hospitalized features families and their specific life needs (i.e. gas, groceries, utilities) and encourages the Fans Across America community as well as the family and friends of the designated family to make tax-deductible contributions to help fulfill their specific needs. Foundation for the Challenged’s Community Living Fund Grant will fund basic living necessities that improve the everyday life of people with developmental disabilities in Ohio. First Hand Foundation assists children with clinically relevant, health-related needs and no financial resources to cover these expenses. Footprints in the Sky provides flights to medical facilities throughout the United States for people in need of critical and life-saving medical care. Contact Johnny Langland at (303)799-0461 for application. Fort Meigs Sertoma (Service To Mankind ) is an international organization that deals mainly with speech and hearing disabilities. For more information please contact Richard Kranz at (419)473-2416 or by mail at PO Box 401 Sylvania, OH 43560. Friends Like Us is focused on helping children with cancer and their families with emotional, educational and resource support through various outlets. grants for therapy, equipment, and other needs. Must have a sponsor such as an agency or social worker apply. Gia Nicole Angel Foundation enhances the daily functioning of a child with special needs. provide care packages that offer both practical and emotional support for the parents of micro-preemies during their journey in the NICU. grants to support the identification and eventual prevention of rare, genetic disorders, and to provide financial assistance to families coping with the many complications of these disorders. The Grottoes of North America Humanitarian Foundationhelps cover the costs of dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs when needed, for children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy (and related neuromuscular disorders), Organ Transplant recipients or those with Mental Retardation. Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund The Matt Larson Foundation helps children undergoing treatment for a Brain or Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer. donates up to 50% of the cost of a qualifying program Christian Fund for the Disabled Kaitlin Marie Bell Foundation provides financial assistance to children with disabilities who are unable to afford equipment and/or services that they need; insurance companies consider many of these items a luxury. Keystone Hope Special Needs Foundation is to enable families, through legal advocacy and estate planning, to protect the financial futures of their family members who have special needs. Kicking It For Kids Foundation helps families of sick and injured children in the Northwest Ohio Community to ease the financial burden of medical expenses. Georgia residents can receive up to $2,500 for payment of therapeutic services or equipment. at Kya’s Krusade children under the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of a life-long physical disability affecting the child’s motor skills, for which physical/occupational therapy is part of the treatment regimen, receive financial assistance. Little People of America offers many types of grants and scholarships dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with pediatric cancer scholarships for children K-12 that show a financial need provides financial assistance to persons with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life by meeting their daily living, employment, medical, residential, or social needs. The Miracle-Ear® Children’s Foundation’s purpose is to provide no-cost hearing aids and hearing support services to children whose families have incomes that are significantly limited and who are unable to afford the high costs of quality hearing instruments. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social impact on people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their families. They have several different grants available. provides resources, gently used disability equipment and small grants. to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Eyes for the Needy accepts agency applications for eyeglass vouchers. The No Boundaries Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation monetary assistance up to $1,000 paid directly to the family. Partnership for Prescription Assistance. The Foundation seeks to provide assistance to living children that are eighteen years old and younger with physical and emotional challenges. target’s children with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus. blind children in the US can receive two free Braille books per year helps children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators - Special Needs Assistance Program HEAR NOW (800)648-4327 is nonprofit 501 C (3) organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life challenging illnesses Starlight offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings that enable us to provide ongoing support for children and families grants wishes of disabled children The Travelers Protective Association of America’s Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired. helps spinal cord injury survivors and funds research for a cure.– United Healthcare Children’s Foundation; 800-328-5979, ext. 24459 – Medical assistance grants up to $5,000 with a lifetime maximum of $10,000. Must have commercial healthcare denial to apply, 16 yrs old or younger and live in United States. - Variety-Kids on the Go! helps kids gain mobility, confidence, and freedom to join in the life of their community. helps children who experience difficulty obtaining funding from their insurance companies to obtain essential equipment or services that they needed to make their day to day lives just a little easier. provides financial support to families of special needs children in Northeast Ohio through funds designated for respite care, therapies, or other assistive equipment.


Wish Granting Organizations offers fun filled adventures, Parent’s Night Out, & Hospital visits for families in Ohio. Anglewish grants wishes to children with chronic illnesses. must live in Texas must be 17 years old or younger and receiving treatment at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Provide programs to children nationwide. Benefit 4 Kids’ Outdoor Wish program has been designed to allow children through the age of 17 with debilitating conditions or terminal illnesses an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a way they would not otherwise have the chance to do. Life Hunts grants hunting trips to critically ill and extremely disabled children and young adults up to age 21. Adaptive Equipment Grants are awarded through local One Shot chapters. Nestled alongside the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake in Maine, Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness. Once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing experiences for children under 18 years old who have a life-threatening illness. Chef David’s Kids helps children afflicted with cancer, leukemia, and pediatric HIV. They also help with neglected and abused children. United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! Grants wishes to children under the age of eighteen with life threatening illnesses. Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants wishes to catastrophically ill children in Southern California. creates a fantasy bedroom for a child who has been affected by an illness, disease, or unfortunate family event. making dreams come true for physically or mentally challengedspecial needs children in Central Florida. grants dreams to children diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses who are 3 through 18 years of age. must live in the Lehigh, PA and be between the age of 4 and 17 years old. Dreamweavers Reach for a Dream Give Kids the World grants wishes for the deserving, disabled, and disadvantaged all over the world. child age 0-18 with cancer or a life-threatening medical condition enjoys program of events centered around the greater metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Salt Lake City and Dallas/Fort Worth. isn’t your average Make-A-Wish foundation. They grant hunting & fishing dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. grants wishes for children in the New Jersey area only. grants wishes in and out of the “toy” box! grant wishes to kids between ages 3 and 18 who are battling life-threatening conditions. Wish kids can request just about anything for their wish, such as trips to theme parks, meeting celebrities, travel, and shopping sprees. serves children with cancer and their families at a seaside retreat to help them to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in God. grants only non-medical wishes for 4-18 year old residents of Alabama. Make A Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Chapter Applications will be accepted for “special wishes” only for children chronologically aged three (3) through seventeen (17) years. Children must also reside, or be receiving medical treatment, within the Foundation’s Chapter designated geographic locations. grants outdoor adventures to children who have been diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. gives children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach, whether they are physically, developmentally or economically challenged. mission is to create healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses. grants the wish of a child or adolescent (birth through age 20) who has been diagnosed by a physician with a life-threatening disorder. To be eligible for acceptance into the Great Escapes family activities program, a child must have a serious illness or a severe chronic medical condition that significantly affects their day-to-day existence. sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child’s illness may cause. must reside in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. Wish Support Community | Tree of Wishes allows member to post and grant each others wishes. Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill the fondest wish of any child not expected to reach age 18. largest social helping website. It allows people to help each other directly. Post a wish or be a hero. fulfill the fondest wish of any child not expected to reach age 18. GREAT search engine for Grant Wishing Organizations

Grants Specifically for Autism Spectrum Disorder

4A Healing Foundation is strictly fundraising foundation whose main function is to distribute money to families in the Toledo area so they can have their children diagnosed, treated, and moving forward with living with Autism. fund effective treatments, assessments and needed life supports with grants from $100-$5,000. Applications with multiple children with ASD and households with income below $100,000 are reviewed first. primary purpose is to arrange air travel on private jets for families in need of medical care for their children. - The creators of this blog list dozens of small local granting agencies which give to families and organizations. - This collaborative agency offers funding to families across the US who are living with autism and also are coping with a major crisis such as flood or fire. AutismCares assists families who meet the eligibility criteria to cover costs associated with housing, automobile repair, insurance premiums, medical care, prescriptions, daycare, funeral expenses, and other items on a case-by-case basis. Income cap of $40,000.


Autism Family Resources - One-time $500 grants are awarded to families in financial need. Income less than $50,000. Grants for therapy equipment, safety equipment or services.


Autism Relief Foundation - 3 different grants offered.


Blooming with Autism - $60,000 annual income cap and grants for $2,000 for therapies.


The ISSAC Foundation provides financial grants for therapy to families in Spokane, Stevens, Lincoln, Whitman and Kootenai Counties in Washington state. provides interactive technology to children (0-22) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and educational training on interactive technology to families, educators, and service providers of children with special needs. is a unique program that provides interest free microloans (in the amount of a few hundred dollars) to families from other families. Families interested in receiving in receiving a loan post on the blog, and may receive contributions that must be paid back over time.    


Mitchell A. Callahan Autism Foundation is a non-profil organization formed to assist needy families in ohio bridge the gap for therapies for ASD.


Maggie’s Shope is always looking for ways to directly help families in need that are affected by autism.


National Autism Association Family First grants for marriage counseling.


National Autism Association Helping Hand provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their autistic child. Do not apply for this grant if you are seeking funds fo respite care, fencing, trampolines, swing sets, trips to Disney World, etc. assistance with diagnosis, DAN! Conference, DAN! Appointments, follow up and lab work. - Financial support to cover the cost of a variety of early intervention services for a period of three years. Maximum of $36,000 over three years.

General Grant Sites: Search Engines Assistive Technology of Ohio – Listing of medical research programs being conducted – Disaboom is information and resources for people with disabilities - large listing of grants available Foundation Center RFP Bulletin: Disabled ($19.95 per month to use or free at main branch of Toledo Library) - search of government benefits and grants – allows organizations to electronically find and apply for grants offered by federal grant-making agency - HEATH Resource Center International Center for Disability Resources - Kaufman Children’s Center - Listing of grant sites for individuals with disabilities - Foundations and Corporate Grant Programs Related to Disability - NEC Foundation of America

Search Engines for Autism