KBF sets another Active Fund grant-giving record!
We are thrilled to announce the Kelly Brush Foundation just awarded 139 people with spinal cord injuries $400,000 in grant funding for adaptive sports equipment through the Active Fund program. The Active Fund is currently the KBF’s biggest and most well-known program. Through it, the KBF provides grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment.
This was the most funding ever awarded in one grant cycle in the organization’s 16-year history. And this record comes after last fall’s record-breaking cycle. The KBF impact continues to grow!
It is because of our incredible — and growing — base of supporters that we can make so many dreams come true. We are so grateful. Our grant recipients are so grateful.
Meet a handful of the people whose lives just changed:
“It’s fun. It’s intense. I feel amazing when I play. I just like being a part of the team. I like playing with the older kids and playing on their team. They are really good. I learn a lot when I’m with them.” Penelope M, Basketball Chair
“I connected with most of my friends through track and cross country, and having a racing chair would allow me to connect with them once again as a competitive teammate in track and cross country. Competing and training has always been a source of joy for me and it also helps me build strength and improve my mobility.” —Maria V., Racing Chair
“I can honestly say that this sport saved my life. After my injury I had been thrown into a deep and dark depression. After discovering basketball being played in a wheel chair I opted to give it a try and 8 years later I am so glad I did.”—Arnold B., Basketball Chair
“The smile on his face after his first handcycle ride spoke wonders about what was to come. He hasn’t looked back since.” Letter of recommendation for Kirk W., Offroad Handcycle