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The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for anyone with a spinal cord injury. Life is better active!
Through the Active Fund, we provide grants for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury to purchase adaptive sports equipment. We believe in the power of sport and recreation to foster inclusion and overcome the barriers of paralysis. We have helped over 1,600 people from 50 states purchase handcycles, monoskis, sport chairs, racing chairs, hockey sleds, and much more.
If you need assistance filling out the application please email: [email protected]
Please Note – meeting eligibility requirements is not a guarantee of a grant award.
Individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the US.
Other conditions are not eligible for our grant programs, including (but not limited to) spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio, Guillain-Barre, Strohl Syndrome, ALS, all other neuropathies, and all other conditions causing disability.
Any piece of sports or recreation equipment specifically designed for people with disabilities that allow an applicant to be active. It should be noted that first-hand experience using the desired equipment in the environment you intend to use it is extremely important to the Grant Committee.
We give preference to equipment that provides some fitness benefit. We do, however, consider applications for power equipment where the applicant can persuasively explain why that type of equipment is the best and most appropriate piece of equipment for him/her to live an active lifestyle.
We will not consider applications for:
Quotes that include accessories such as sport computers, tee shirts, premium wheelsets, and other accessories will be reduced by the amount of such accessories when considered by the Grants Committee.
The application is done in it’s entirety through the online portal, which will prompt you to register and create an account. You will need to upload all documents to that portal, we cannot accept any attachments via email or post.
What you will need to complete the online application.
→ Documentation of Paralysis – A letter on the letterhead of a treating physician or primary care provider.
→ Vendor Quotes – 2 personalized quotes from reputable adaptive sports equipment vendors.
→ Financial Documentation – Your relevant financial documentation of income and/or wealth.
→ Personal Recommendation – A recommendation from a coach, instructor, peer you plan to be active with, or someone else that can speak to how the equipment will affect your life.
→ Photos & Video (Optional)
For full application information and tips, please read the Guidelines: