10 Grants Nonprofits Can Apply For to Help Those with Disabilities

Does your nonprofit help people with disabilities? Helping others is a way to give back to the community and make a real difference. More often than not, living with a disability leads to unique challenges and requires unforeseen expenses. This may include additional medical expenses, extra education/therapy costs, or housing modifications.

Nonprofits that help disabled people try to ensure that individuals with disabilities get the funding they need to improve their quality of life. Many of these organizations also bring awareness about different disabilities to ensure a more equitable and caring world.

A Shoutout to These Organizations Making a Difference

  • Easter Seals: They have resources for both adults and children with disabilities. Teams of therapists, counselors, teachers, and other health professionals help those with disabilities achieve more independence and hit key milestones.
  • Federation for Children with special needs: This organization provides key resources for parents and professional partners of those with disabilities. Furthermore, they help to advocate on a community level to improve the lives of those who are physically or mentally disabled.
  • Special Olympics: This organization allows people who are intellectually and physically disabled to participate in national and international level athletics.
  • The Arc: This is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. 
  • Parents Helping Parents: This group meets the needs of one of the community’s most vulnerable populations — individuals with special needs, as well as their families. The nonprofit provides support groups, family and community services, crisis support, early intervention, and assistive technology services.

At GrantWatch, we believe in the important work these nonprofits and others are doing. For this reason, the site has a specific category for disability grants. Below, we are sharing 10 of the top grants available in this category.

10 Grants to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities

  1. There are grants of up to $15,000 to organizations for programs that benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.
  2. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to nonprofit arts organizations to make arts programs more inclusive of artists and audiences with disabilities.
  3. In-kind support and grant funding are available to develop technology for those with disabilities.
  4. Additionally, grants of up to $15,000 are open to organizations to provide clothing for low-income individuals with disabilities.
  5. Grants are available to nonprofits for career development projects to benefit youth and veterans with disabilities.
  6. Grants are also offered to nonprofit organizations for innovative programs related to music and projects that address hearing impairment
  7. Nonprofit organizations can apply for up to $50,000 for programs that benefit disabled children and the communities in which they live.
  8. Reimbursement grants of up to $1,000 are available for vehicle adaptions that will help people with disabilities.
  9. In addition, there are grants of up to $50,000 for projects to benefit and serve individuals affected by spinal cord diseases and injuries, including veterans.
  10. Finally, funding of up to $25,000 is open to nonprofits to positively impact local communities. Areas of focus include education and advancement, disability and empowerment, and healthy communities. 

GrantNews Notes

Are you looking for more grants like these? GrantWatch is the leading grant listing directory and features a category specifically for disability grants, as well as a category for quality of life grants and special education grants. These grants provide funding for programs and projects that support those with disabilities.

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