Navigating the world of spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries can be financial burden for many people. But there is help out there! We hope you find this list of grants and options for financial assistance helpful in lightening your load.

Where to Find Grants

The following resources are excellent starting points for locating spinal cord injury grants:

  • The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation provides updates on new financial assistance programs and also offers grants of its own.

  • is a searchable tool for locating government-backed grants.

  • The American Medical Association sponsors healthy living grant programs. These grants won't cover medical expenses but if you're interested in educating others about spinal cord injuries, services, or general health and wellness, such a grant could be ideal.

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America provides a listing of scholarships and grants, as well as information about resources and tips on advocating for your needs.

  • Help Hope Live offers information for those seeking grants for spinal cord injury-related expenses.

Spinal Cord Injury Grants 

Thousands of organizations offer grants, and the specific value and requirements associated with these grants is constantly changing, so check with the sponsoring organization before completing an application packet. Some of the most respected spinal cord injury grant programs include:

  • Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment (SCORE): Offers grants to alleviate spinal cord injury-related financial hurdles, with preference given to young people injured during athletic pursuits.

  • Travis Roy Foundation: Offers grants for specific quality-of-life endeavors, such as installing an elevator or upgrading a wheelchair.

  • 180 Medical Scholarship: Offers grants and scholarships to spinal cord injury survivors who wish to pursue higher education.

  • Gridiron Heroes: Offers grants to athletes injured in football games.

  • The Joseph Groh Foundation: Offers grants and other assistance to former participants in the HVAC industry.

  • The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation: Offers grants to spinal cord and brain injury survivors to cover therapeutic services and medical equipment.

  • Challenged Athletes Fund: Provides grants to support people with physical challenges these funds may be used for equipment such as prosthetics or adaptive sport equipment, travel or competition expenses or coaching and training. 

  • Maloney Vision Institute: Provides grants to spinal cord injury victims whose injuries interfere with their ability to put on glasses or contacts.

  • High Fives Foundation: Offers grants, resources, and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Raises injury prevention awareness to support outdoor sports athletes.