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Vermont Funding Sources

Angel Flight East

Provide free air transportation to qualified patients and their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas, and reuniting families during desperate times. Provides transportation in the Northeastern region of the United States for distances up to 1,000 miles. The minimum distance AFE travels is 100 miles.

Asperger's Association of New England

Recreation Activities Scholarship Fund assists individuals with Asperger’s and similar autism profiles, who wish to participate in enriching and fulfilling recreational activities. Family Grants grants money for anything that directly improves the life of a child with Asperger Syndrome or related diagnosis.

Cancer Patient Support

Emergency assistance funding for patients with cancer and their families, all other funding options must be exhausted.

Child Care Financial Assistance Program

Designed to help Vermont families access quality early childhood care and education.


C.I.D.E.R., Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, human service organization. C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County (Vermont) to live in their community with dignity. Free transportation and lending closet.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont

Jason B. Fleishman Camp Scholarship Program offers scholarships up to $100 per child to attend a camp of their choice. This Camp Scholarship Program is for children or teenagers with epilepsy who are living in Vermont.

Grafton Cares

Several Good Neighbor Programs provide help and support to people of all ages in Grafton and Athens, Vermont.

Joey's Fund Family Grant Program

Joey's Fund Family Grant Program accepts grant applications from families in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine) that are in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with autism. Families can apply for up to $2,000 through the program. Each year the Joey's Fund application is available on their website in early February and is due by early March. Grant recipients will be notified in

early to mid-April.

Make A Wish

Grants wishes to make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

Rebuilding Together- Greater Burlington

Volunteers help repair homes for VT families with limited resources. This may include building a ramp.

Sue Williams Freedom Fund

Provides funding for services and equipment to help people with disabilities achieve or maintain independence in their own homes.

Vermont Ambucs

Provides Amtryke therapeutic tricycles for individuals who are not able to ride a traditional bike. Open house with bike fitting in May of each year.

Vermont Assistive Technology Program

A new site that will help Vermonters locate and request loans of assistive technology equipment.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living

The Home Access Program (HAP) provides home entry and bathroom accessibility modifications for low-income Vermonters with physical disabilities. The modifications are designed with the individual in mind and may be as simple as an entry ramp to a house, an accessible shower or even a handheld shower attachment.

Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

Each year VTDDC awards Small Grants, through the Executive Committee Fund, from $500 to $1000 to individuals, family members, and organizations. These Small Grants are available year-round to help people with developmental disabilities and family members attend trainings, conferences and other disability related events and to award small grants to individuals and organizations for events and innovative projects.

Vermont Family Network

  • Support Group Fund-This fund is designed to assist parents with the start-up costs of launching a support group in a specific geographic area or by diagnosis. Funding is available for advertising, speakers, refreshments, space rental, etc. The Support Group Fund is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Department of Health/Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN).For an application packet, contact Betty Morse at 800-800-4005, ext. 201.

  • Respite Grant- A limited number of grants are available to caregivers who are raising children with special needs. The grants are not intended for therapies, car repairs, heating bills, etc. Rather, the funding is specifically for the caregiver, who may be experiencing stress, to take a break, to renew and refresh, and to take care of themselves and their family.

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