Our Mission

To inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives.

Our Mission in Action

About Us

An active lifestyle fuels a healthy body and mind, allowing us to be the most full version of ourselves.

For those who have experienced a spinal cord injury, being active can feel out of reach. The obstacles are real: physical, financial, and even the belief it is possible.

The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. But the KBF funds more than just recreation, because when you’re out there on the hill, road or trail, as your heart rate rises and you feel the wind on your face, disability fades away. An active lifestyle forges connections with others — both new friends and old, in and out of a chair.

The KBF was founded by Kelly and her family after Kelly was injured in 2006 at an NCAA alpine ski race. Since our founding, we’ve been committed to ski racing safety and will continue to advocate and provide resources so that every ski racer is training and competing on the safest possible venues.

Kelly’s Story


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Your support means someone with a spinal cord injury can overcome the financial and emotional barriers to getting active. Sport is a powerful equalizer! Help us give that gift.