Grant Resources U.S and U.K

Grants and Resource List

Challenge America

Gifts may not exceed $500

Can be used for Medical Equipment, Rehabilitative Services, Assistive Devices, ETC..

UnitedHealthcare Foundation

UHFCC grants provide financial help and assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan.

McLindon Family Foundation

Provides adaptive bicycles for children with special needs

The Arya Foundation

Provides financial aid for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment for children with medical conditions.

Applications will only be accepted from parents or legal guardians on behalf of a child who is:

  • 18 years or younger
  • Request qualifies as a valid health care need
  • The child lives in St. Louis and the surrounding area
  • Referred by a social worker or case manager
  • The request is up to $1,000

You are allowed one piece of equipment per year. Anything over $1,000, you are responsible for the remaining balance.

Stepping Stones for Stella

They are a 501©(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Buggies to children with disabilities to ensure they and their families experience the joy and freedom of the great outdoors to it’s fullest.

Danny Did Foundation

Provides epilepsy/seizure devices for children with Epilepsy.

First Hand Foundation

Providing financial assistance for medical treatment, medical equipment, vehicle modification, and travel/lodging. Please contact them to view insurance, and financial guidelines as well as what is covered and what is not covered. First Hand Foundation donates worldwide, a separate application is listed on their website if applying outside of the United States.

Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Provides seizure response dogs or seizure movement monitors for children in need. Please contact in regards to applying.

The June Brandy Foundation

Helping children and their families that suffer from any life threatening or life altering illness/disease/disability. They provide help for the whole family at Christmas time (presents for ALL children in the home). They also have a iPad program that supplies iPads to children chronically admitted to the hospital and they supply month wishes to sick, and disabled children to make their life just a little brighter.

Alyssa V Phillips Foundation

Assisting children with Cerebral Palsy to help pay for their therapies or other medical treatments, and equipment. All applicants must;

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have used other means to fund what is needed (insurance)
  • And can provide a denial letter, or why insurance/Medicaid will not pay

Please review the application guidelines on their website.

US Variety

Variety, a organization for children with special needs has many locations across the US in select States. Please visit their site to see if they are located in your State or area. Every Variety chapter offers something different.

Wish Granting Organizations and Fun Stuff

Adults and Children

Dream Foundation

Adult Wish Granting Organization

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness
  • Have a life expectancy of 9 months or less or lose the ability to actively participate in the Dream experience due to progressive disease within 9 months
  • Lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves
  • Live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii

Challenge Air:

Children with disabilities can learn how to fly a plane.

Dream Factory

Granting wishes to critically and chronically ill children.

31 Chapters located across the United States, please visit the website for more details and how to apply.


Children have to have a life threatening condition in order to qualify, you can refer a child or have a doctor refer a child as well. Must be between the ages of 2 ½ years and 18 years old to qualify for a Wish. You cannot reapply for a second Wish and you cannot have had a Wish granted by another organization. Please contact MAW for more details.

Sunshine Foundation

Dream wishes fulfilled for kids with all different disabilities. One dream per family, and cannot have had another Wish granted by another organization. Child must be between the ages of 3-18 years old to qualify. Please visit their website for more information.

Children’s Wish Foundation International

Children must be under the age of 18 to qualify for a wish.

The Granted Wish Foundation

Wish organization for Children to Young Adults, ages 5 to 25 years old. Must have a diagnosis from a physician. Please visit their site for all eligibility requirements.

Hope Kids

Children aged 0-18 years old with cancer or a life-threatening medical condition (Progressive, Degenerative, or Malignant condition that may jeopardize the child’s life) can apply for Hope Kids. The chapters for the Organization are located in the following areas:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Kansas City
  • Minnesota/St.Paul
  • Dallas/Fort Worth

Jason’s Dreams for Kids

Please contact them through their website to apply for a Wish.

Deliver the Dream

For families when a child develops a life threatening disease or when a parent is diagnosed with a debilitating illness.

Willows Foundation

They provide a special day for persons between the ages of 16-40 years old who have a serious illness (this does include Neurological Conditions). In order to qualify you must reside in the UK (United Kingdom) and not already had a special day. Please visit their site for more information on eligibility requirements and the application.

Wish Specific

Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Adventures

Benefit For Kids

Their primary goal is to grant outdoor wishes for children with chronic and/or life long illnesses. Please visit their website for eligibility requirements and application.

Buckmaster’s Life Hunts

Granting hunting wishes to children with chronic illness and severe disabilities through age 21. Please contact them for eligibility requirements and application.

Camp Sunshine

A camp for those with serious illnesses and their families. Please contact the site for additional information on eligibility and application.

Catch A Dream Foundation

A once in a lifetime fishing opportunity for a child 18 or under with a life-threatening illness. There are age requirements for certain types of fishing, so please visit the site for additional information on requirements and application.

Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation

Granting hunting and fishing dreams to children with a life-threatening illness through the age of 21. Please visit the site for further information regarding eligibility requirements.

The Outdoor Dream Foundation

Granting outdoor adventures to children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. In order to qualify you must complete and submit a application with a physician’s letter verifying the child’s illness. Please contact the site for further information.

United Special Sportsman Alliance

A non-profit Christian organization that routinely coordinates with other caring organizations worldwide in fulfilling a dream wish. They grant wishes to Disabled Veterans, Disabled Children, and Children with Chronic Illnesses or Terminally Ill. The wishes can include hunting, fishing, canoeing, or any other outdoor adventure you can think of. Please contact them in regards to other information and applications.

Wish Specific

Room Makeovers

Room to Dream Foundation

“Due to a large number of referrals, we are currently only able to accept applications submitted from approved hospitals in the Greater-Boston area. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and must be submitted by approved hospitals to be considered by the Foundation.”

Please contact them for further details and information.


Give Kids The World

They are NOT a wish-granting organization, but they do work with other wish-granting organizations to send children with life-threatening illnesses to the central Florida area. GKTW has served all 50 states and even 45 different countries! They are amazing.

Ride A Wave

A organization that gives children with special needs the chance to feel the thrill of riding a wave and experience a safe, fun-filled day at the beach. Whether they are physically, developmentally or economically challenged.

Please contact them for further information.