These organization will grant a wish to a child with a life threatening or sometimes chronic health condition.
Take a Breather Foundation for children with cystic fibrosis
*each organization has their own criteria for referring a child and geographical area they serve
Medical Equipment/Medical Assistance
offers grants for kids 16 years old or younger for services health insurance does not cover
provides adaptive bicycles for children with special needs.
provides assistance for families of children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries
provides medical equipment such as ramps, special beds and walking aides.
provides grants for medical equipment and therapy equipment for families with special needs
provides medical care, treatment and rehab equipment grants
provides buggies for children with special needs to enjoy outdoors to its fullest
provides financial assistance for medical care, vehicle modification and travel
Free Gifts And Services
sends children with special needs an adaptive toy at Christmas time
provides warm capes for children and adults in wheelchairs
provides grants for family pictures
provides love packages for individuals in need of comfort
sends a cape to your little superhero
provides needed wishes for families
creates dream bedrooms for children with critical illnesses
Free Places to Go
a popular wish organization destination, see database for participating organizations
provides a hunting experience for a child with critical illness or severe disability
a special day at the beach for children with special needs
assists families with children who have pediatric illness/disability
assists children with cerebral palsy to help with therapies or other medical treatments insurance doesn’t cover
provides equipment and services for mobility, independence and social inclusion
provides assistance to children with disabilities to enhance quality of life
assists with equipment not provided by insurance
grant funds for speech and language disorder therapies
provides iPads for children with spinal muscular atrophy
provides iPads for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
features a family battling a rare illness and raises funds for them
free medical and compassion flights
assists families with medical expenses
provides medical and respite housing to critically ill children and their families
assists with medical and mobility equipment and prothesis
provides modest grants to families in need
provides assistive devices and medical equipment to families in need
refurbishes mobility devices and assists families with medical equipment needs
assist with purchase of medical equipment
provides grants for health related needs
provides grants for medical equipment and/or services.
Some tips when applying for grants:
Read the criteria and requirements carefully. That way you are not wasting your time filling out applications and the non-profit can focus on the people they have set up their program for.
Speak with your child’s physician or therapist to see if a particular equipment would be helpful or if there might be a better choice before applying.
If you are chosen for a grant, follow up with a thank you letter and pictures. Many non-profits depend on these updates to share with their donors so that other children can be served.
Don’t give up. If you are not chosen for a grant, check out local lending closets, ask around in local mom groups or set up a personal fundraiser. We all need a little help sometimes.
helps families of children with rare genetic disorders
provides quality of life grants for individuals with developmental disabilities in Indiana, the Michiana area, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida
provides dental services for children with special needs
provides hearing devices for children in need
grants for therapies
provides grants to families in need
grants for individuals with Down Syndrome residing in Tennessee or Indiana
provides free hearing aids to individuals in need
provides the tools for a therapeutic and fun experience to children with physical and developmental needs
offers financial assistance for individuals living with paralysis
accepts donations of wheelchairs and refurbishes them for others for free
grants for families of children with autism for treatments not covered by insurance or other sources
weighted blankets for children with sensory needs at the cost of materials
helps families afford medical equipment