Update on Active Fund eligibility

Posted on January 12, 2018 to Blog

The Kelly Brush Foundation has made a change to the eligibility requirements for receiving an Active Fund grant. Beginning in 2018, we have decided to focus eligibility for our grant program to paralysis caused by spinal cord injury only. For the past 2 years, anyone with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury, spina bifida, or […]

In Kelly’s Words – 2017 Recap / 2018 Preview

Posted on January 8, 2018 to Blog

2017 is in the books! What a year. So often we don’t take the time to reflect on the past and our accomplishments, especially here inside the KBF. In the words of Bill Belichick, it’s always: “We’re on to Inspire![insert geography]”. But I want to spend some time reflecting on the past year and look […]

In Kelly’s Words – The Surprise Was More Fun For Me

Posted on December 10, 2017 to Blog

Although we’ve made grants to over 600 people with paralysis like me, a couple weeks ago we did something we’d never done before. We surprised a grant recipient with a handcycle at her door Publisher’s Clearing House-style. It was awesome! Here’s how it happened. We have a few Force 3 handcycles (a mid-level, multi-purpose handcycle) […]

Killington World Cup Recap

Posted on November 27, 2017 to Blog

The Kelly Brush Foundation had two main goals and two big hopes for the Killington World Cup: Goal 1: Talk about safety. Encourage everyone to take note of safety in action and bring lessons back to their home hill this season: ✔   Goal 2: Throw an awesome apres that brought nearly 1,000 people from the […]

A message to the ski racing community

Posted on November 22, 2017 to Blog

Regarding the death of David Poisson On Monday, Nov. 13, David Poisson, a member of the French national ski team, died in a training accident at Nakiska, Canada. According to public statements by Nakiska representatives and the French Ski Federation, he caught an edge, hit the safety netting, then hit a tree. He was pronounced […]

#GivingTuesday – Anna’s Reason

Posted on November 20, 2017 to Blog

For #GivingTuesday, Anna shares what her KBF grant meant to her and why she hopes you will consider giving. When I broke my back in a rock climbing fall two years ago, the paraplegia was secondary in my mind. The only thing racing through my head as I desperately pleaded with my legs to twitch […]

In Kelly’s Words – Why I love our partnership with the World Cup

Posted on November 12, 2017 to Blog

Ski racing was my first love. I loved it from when I was a little kid through racing at Middlebury and still today. Even in the days after my accident (I was injured in a ski race in 2006) I was never resentful of skiing and I never felt like I didn’t want to ski […]

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Announcing Our Biggest Grant Cycle Ever

Posted on November 9, 2017 to Blog

We are welcoming 112 people into the #KBFamily! This week we announced over $244,000 in grants to 112 people in 38 states. Our biggest grant class ever! These grants help individuals with paralysis purchase adaptive sports equipment and go out and go! Our Adaptive Sports Equipment Grant Program is open to anyone with a spinal […]

[PRESS RELEASE] – KBF Partners with Women’s World Cup Organizers

Posted on October 25, 2017 to Press Releases

The Kelly Brush Foundation has partnered with the local organizing committee for the Audi FIS Women’s Ski World Cup at Killington Resort on a Venue Improvement Initiative designed to improve on-hill safety for the upcoming event