Fall 2018 Active Fund Grant Recipients Announced!
$200k Amount Awarded
72 Grant Recipients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kelly Brush Foundation Announces 72 New Active Fund Grant Recipients in Fall 2018
BURLINGTON, VT (Nov 14, 2018) – The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is thrilled to announce the Fall 2018 Active Fund grant class. The Kelly Brush Foundation awarded $200,000 to 72 outstanding grant applicants this season. Through the Active Fund the KBF distributes grants to people with spinal cord injuries so that they can purchase adaptive sports equipment and live active, engaged lives with the support and community that sports provide.
The Fall 2018 grant class hails from 32 different states across the U.S. Handcycles were the most common piece of equipment requested and awarded in fall 2018, with 12 road handcycle and 5 offroad handcycle grants given. There were also grants given for 7 basketball chairs, 6 monoskis, 6 rugby chairs, and 6 tennis chairs.
“The KBF family is growing so much every year, and we are thrilled to be able to increase our average grant award size this year and make an even bigger impact,” said Executive Director Zeke Davisson. “Our Fall 2018 Active Fund grant class really impressed us with their dedication to pursuing an active lifestyle, whether it’s with friends and family or at an elite level. Thanks to the support of our amazing donors and sponsors we are going to keep expanding the reach of the Active Fund and helping more people purchase the adaptive equipment they need to be able to participate in sports.”
The Active Fund consists of a spring and a fall grant cycle, with two opportunities per year for people to apply for adaptive sports equipment funding. The next opportunity to apply will be the Winter 2019 Active Fund grant cycle, which will open in February. Check the website for updates, information, and applications: kellybrushfoundation.org/theactivefund
Zeke Davisson, Kelly Brush Foundation, 802-846-5298
About Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation is a dynamic and growing Burlington, Vermont-based non-profit inspiring and empowering people with spinal cord injuries to be active and working closely with the alpine ski racing community to improve safety. The Kelly Brush Foundation was founded in 2006 by Kelly and her family after Kelly sustained a spinal cord injury while racing in an NCAA alpine ski race. To date the Kelly Brush Foundation has awarded over 670 adaptive equipment grants to people in 47 states.