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Florida Funding Sources

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

50 Legs

Provide amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford.


Provide financial assistance for children with special needs to be able to access medical therapy and special needs' equipment. Child must be under 18 and be living in Miami-Dade or Broward County.

Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation

Grants for lessons in the arts, sports, and other activities in communities throughout Southwest Florida. Applicant must be age 16 or older who has autism, lives in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Henry or Glades counties in Florida.

Autism Pensacola

Kids for Camp is accepting late applications and has financial aid assistance available as well.

Bear Necessities

The Bear Hugs Program supports current cancer patients (ages 0 –19), as well as their immediate families that face the many challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer.

Boca Helping Hands

Their goal is to provide compassionate service through assistance programs and food to families, individuals, and children in Florida. The Butterfly Fund

Facilitated by the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children to provide direct financial assistance to needy families of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors for items not covered by other means. Covered Hospitals are Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville

Casey Cares

Provides uplifting programs with a special touch for critically ill children and their families. Helps children being treated for cancer, brain tumors, blood disorders, lymphoma , sarcoma, and cystic fibrosis. Children's Dream Fund

The Children's Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Referrals are received from several hospitals on Florida's west coast.

Deliver the Dream

Provides therapeutic programs at no-cost to special populations including families facing a serious illness, crisis or disability. We have supported a variety of populations, including autism spectrum disorders, cancer, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, epilepsy, LGBTQ youth and teens, and veterans.

Dreams Come True

Children between 2 1/2 and 18 with life threatening illnesses that live or are getting treatment in Northeast Florida are eligible to apply for a dream.

Face Autism

Provides sensory friendly activities, support groups, referrals for therapeutic services, structured classes and other necessary resources to every family with a child diagnosed with autism.

Jacob's Touch Foundation

Provides financial care and assistance to families and organizations supporting children on the Autistic Spectrum in the Tampa Bay area.

Kids Cancer Foundation

Provide hope and support to children and families battling cancer and/or blood disorder.

Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida

Granting the wishes of children older than 2½ years and younger than 18 that are diagnosed with a critical illness, i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that is placing the child's life in jeopardy. The Marty Lyons Foundation

Provides "special wishes" for children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Children must be three through seventeen years old and reside in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

McKay Scholarship Program

Provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice.

Mercy Flight Southeast

Coordinates missions to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriners Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, disaster relief and for many other humanitarian reasons.

New Hope for Kids

Support children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.

New Perspective Foundation

Helps individuals who are currently hospitalized due to a spinal cord injury by assisting their family and friends with airfare, gasoline and lodging expenses so they can travel to support.

Spring Forward for Autism

Grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families in Brevard County, Florida affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Step Up For Students

A state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer five

scholarships for Florida schoolchildren.

The Parker Foundation

Implementing very exciting Speak Through Education, Speak Through Sports and Speak Through Arts programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Tighten the Drag Foundation

Seeks to assist nominated candidates with funding assistance to cover ongoing therapy needs, specialized equipment and helping to organize and fund recreational activities to qualified and nominated recipients to help provide a break from the daily stresses in their life.

Tom Coughlin Jay Foundation

Provides financial assistance for household expenses on a temporary basis for families who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of their child’s cancer. Focus is children and young adults, ages 0-22 years old in North Florida – Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Madison, Nassau, Putnam St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, or Wakulla Counties.

Variety of Florida

Helps kids gain mobility, confidence, freedom, independence and the chance to join in the life of the community by providing funding for walkers, wheelchairs, specially designed adaptive bikes, strollers, prosthetic limbs and other devices to families with the most need.

Resource Sites

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