Charitable Grant Application

Charitable grants are reviewed quarterly in January, March, June, and September. Funds are limited and we generally can not support charitable grants over $10,000. Request should be for a specific item. Requests from Wisconsin residents are given precedence but are not limited to the state. To apply for funding please fill out the application below.

Because of the high number of grant requests that we receive you will only be notified if you receive a grant.

Eligibility Requirements for Individual Grants:

  • Applicants must suffer from a neurological disorder with preference going to spinal cord injuries.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and may be required to provide documentation.
  • There is no age requirement.
  • Applicants must reside in the United States
  • Applicants must request specific modifications or equipment to apply for a Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation grant; requests for “anything you can give” will not be considered.
  • Partial Payments toward larger items (i.e. vans) will not be considered unless all payments are already in place for the total amount.  For example, if requesting $7,000 toward a $30,000 van, you must have already obtained $23,000 to complete the transaction.
  • Examples of eligible items include upgrade and maintenance of wheelchairs, vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts), small home modifications including ramp and lift installation, computers, and other adaptive equipment.
  • Grants are disbursed directly to suppliers of the desired equipment or modifications.  Individuals making the grant application are required to submit estimates from potential suppliers.

Please complete all sections of the application; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Charitable Grant Application

Charitable Grant Application

*You must have a PDF reader in order to open up the application. You can download one from Adobe.com