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Funding Resources for Special Needs Facilities & Families
Because we understand the financial constraints of caring for a child or adult with special needs, we have put together a list of some potential resources to obtain money to purchase sensory products. We encourage you to read all the information these organizations offer thoroughly. This is strictly for informational purposes only and we do not endorse or recommend any of these organization or guarantee the award. 
WHAS Crusade for Children
Grants opportunities. 
520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY USA 40202
Phone: (502) 582-7706
Fax: (502) 582-7712
We not only try to improve the health and well-being of children directly through our programs, but we also work with non-profit organizations around the world that are making an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most. Grants to these organizations extend the reach and impact of RMHC and move donation dollars quickly through to areas in their time of need.
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- We award grants to not-for-profits doing good work in our community.
- We help donors change the world through highly effective charitable giving.
- We provide leadership, finding new ways to make Central Indiana a better place.
As the steward of more than $700 million in charitable assets, we connect donors with causes they care about, serving as a catalyst for community change. We also make smart, strategic investments in Central Indiana by granting funds to the area’s most effective not-for-profits.
In addition to our work with philanthropists and non-profits, we lead three community leadership initiatives designed to lift families out of poverty, help kids succeed in college, and create inspiring, beautiful public spaces.
Through these initiatives, CICF is actively involved in making Central Indiana a place where art, nature, and beauty are accessible to everyone, every day.
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The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Referrals are received from several hospitals on Florida's west coast. Dreams vary greatly - from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Every child deserves hope and a dream! Click here for more information.
 Fund It Forward is a volunteer run non-profit organization which believes that parents of children with special needs are strong, willing and able to endure daily struggles. They advocate every day to help their children gain independence. Many things do not come easily for these families; they fight insurance companies to approve equipment, pay expensive medical bills, and sometimes even battle with medical professionals to get their children the excellent care they deserve.
Because of the constant battles to provide the best quality of life for their children, Fund It Forward believes these families deserve help in addressing their concerns: We help them obtain expensive medical and adaptive equipment such as augmentative communication devices, bathing and feeding chairs, enclosed beds or sensory equipment. These devices can dramatically aid a family struggling to meet the needs of a disabled child. For more information please go to
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead. For more information please visit
Please take some time to visit our new and revamped searchable Community Autism Speaks Grants Database to learn more about grants we have funded!
Make A Wish
Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. For more information please visit
Childrens wish
Since its inception, Children’s Wish Foundation International has continued to expand its programs to enhance the lives of children with life threatening illnesses.  Recognizing our families’ needs outside the scope of wish fulfillment, we stepped up our commitment to the children through the development of additional programs. At this stressful time of their lives, the Family Focus program offers a respite from the treatment schedules, doctors, and the hospitals. To help brighten each day while in the hospital, toys, games and crafts supplies are given to the children through the Hospital Enrichment program.
Children’s Wish Foundation International is dedicated to bringing joy to children with life-threatening illnesses around the world. We have created memorable experiences for children and families in more than 53 countries. Last year, your support allowed us to touch the lives of over 300,000 children. For more information please visit
Act Today
ACT Today! stands for Autism Care and Treatment Today! ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. Our goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources (including referrals, funding and guidance) to individuals with autism and their families. Studies demonstrate that early and intense intervention is important when treating individuals with autism, yet sadly very few of the effective treatments are covered by medical insurance and families are often delegated to piece together a treatment program for their child via multiple funding sources. Often, the child with autism must go without vital interventions due to financial restraints. ACT Today! strives to provide necessary services so that each child with autism can reach his or her highest potential. For more information, please visit
Huggies MomInspired GrantsAs winners of a Huggies MomInspired grant, we have come to realize that one of the greatest benefits is the opportunity to network with the other winners. We  have pooled our years of experiences and knowledge  together on this blog with the intent to share it not only with each other but also with other moms. Huggies  is supportive in allowing us to showcase  insights, journeys and know-how although this blog is wholly owned and operated by Huggies MomInspired moms. We cover everything, from A to Z, that it takes to launch a business, source product, generate sales and oh, yeah, balance family life along the way. If you have any questions about specific articles, please leave a comment for the author at the end of the article. For questions about the blog or to submit an article, please email Mary Donnellan at
The Kroger Co. Foundation continues our long tradition of working to make our communities better places. Through The Kroger Co. Foundation, we award millions of dollars in grants every year to local organizations that have been recommended by our retail operating divisions. Click here for more information.
The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (formerly Robert B. Wegman Charitable Foundation), 1500 Brooks Ave., P.O., Box 30844, Rochester, NY United States 14603-0844. Telephone: (585) 328-2550
Click here for more information.
U.S. Department of Education - Department of Special Education
OSEP Grant Opportunities and Funding. Information on grant opportunities and funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Click here for more information.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) makes your foundation fundraising easier — and more effective. FDO makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants and manage your prospects through to funding. Click here for more information.
Fundraising Ideas on Pinterest
Pinterest has tons of idea for really fun money earning ideas for toys and equipment for your school. Click here for more information.
Easter Seals
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. For more information please visit

UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. For more information, please visit