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Massachusetts 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.

Association for Autism and Neurodiversity

* The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism--provides families living in the New England area and needing funds that directly improve the life of a child with asperger syndrome or related disorder. Income requirements.

* The Daniel Braun Memorial Camp and Recreational Activities Scholarship Fund - money for specific programs and activities that relate to the social and recreational needs.

The Butterfly Fund

Provides direct financial assistance to needy families of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors for items not covered by other means. Must be receiving treatment at Dana-Farber/Children's Cancer Center or MassGeneral for Children in Boston, MA.

Cameron’s Crusaders

Provides non-medical supplemental financial assistance to the families of children battling medical issues in the New England region.

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund

Must be under the age of 22 and live in Massachusetts that need financial relief for large medical and related expenses,

Council Empowerment Funds Program

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council provides funds for individuals who are legal residents of Massachusetts with developmental disabilities and/or a family member or guardian to attend conferences or other events in Massachusetts or another state. Applications must be received and approved before the event. One event per family for up to a maximum of $250.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

The Flutie Foundation provides immediate relief to families by funding critical needs like safety and wandering devices, technology for communication, access to art and music lessons, and admission to camps for people with autism.

Edwin Phillips Foundation

The Foundation’s focus is on the needs of mentally and physically handicapped children. The intent is that the children will be able to remain in their own homes. Geographically, the Trustees are directed to benefit handicapped children (up to the age of 22) in the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts and children in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Help A Little One (H.A.L.O.) Foundation

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with neurological disease by providing tangible items and supporting programs which increase physical comfort, facilitate social interaction, and build acceptance in the greater community.

Hospitality Homes

Provides free short-term housing in volunteer host homes and donated apartments for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area healthcare organizations.

Make A Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Grant wishes to children 2.5 -18 years old and diagnosed with a critical illness, i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that is placing the child's life in jeopardy.

Marty Lyons Foundation

Applications will be accepted for “special wishes” only for children chronologically aged three (3) through seventeen (17) years.

The Massachusetts Alternative Finance Program

The Massachusetts Alternative Finance Program offers Massachusetts residents with disabilities and their families low-interest cash loans they can use to purchase assistive technology, devices and services that will increase their independence. The program also loans low-cost assistive devices through its Long-Term Device

Loan Program.

Room to Dream Foundation

Create healing environments in bedrooms for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses.

Resource Guides

Family Ties of Massachusetts

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