Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Active Fund Grant Recipients!
We are excited to welcome the newest members of the #KBFamily! KBF awarded $165,450 to 67 awesome and deserving people through the Active Fund spring grant cycle. Our grant recipients come from all corners of the United States, and we are honored to be part of their story. We hope that these grants will change people’s lives by providing the equipment they need to get out an go! Whether it’s with friends, family, on a team, or independently, we believe being active is a crucial piece of a healthy and happy life!
Stay tuned to follow some of their stories!
Read the full press release below…
$165k Amount Awarded
67 Grant Recipients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kelly Brush Foundation Awards 67 Active Fund Grants in Spring 2018
BURLINGTON, VT (May 14, 2018) – The Kelly Brush Foundation is proud to announce the newest Active Fund grant class. The Kelly Brush Foundation awarded $165,450 to 67 remarkable and motivated people with spinal cord injuries this spring. The Active Fund provides adaptive sports equipment grants to empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead independent active lifestyles.
The Kelly Brush Foundation’s spring 2018 grant recipients come from 28 different states and range in age from 14 to 69. Handcycles remain the most commonly requested piece of equipment, followed by basketball chairs, monoskis, rugby chairs, and hockey sleds. This grant cycle also included an equestrian carriage, archery bow, nordic sit-ski, power soccer chair, and an air rifle.
“We are so excited to welcome 67 new members to the Kelly Brush community,” said Executive Director Zeke Davisson. “These are athletes, weekend warriors, and family members that just want to be active on their own terms. Thanks to our incredible donors, sponsors, and partners we were able to make significant awards to help make that happen. We will continue to grow the Active Fund until everyone with a spinal cord injury has the support they need to be active.”
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 fall 2018 Active Fund grant cycle, which will open in June. 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 600 adaptive equipment grants to people in 47 states.