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Missouri Funding Sources

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

Adam Morgan Foundation

The Adam Morgan Foundation's "Apple A Day" program is to award as many iPad/tablets to individuals in St Louis with a disability, to help them find their voice and be increasingly included within their communities.

Angel Flight Central

Dedicated to arranging free non-emergency long distance air transportation for children and adults in situations of compelling human need.

Carried with Love

Serving St. Louis families who have children with special needs by providing baby/toddler carriers.


Exists to demonstrate God’s love by helping people remove transportation barriers that enable struggling families or individuals to reach and maintain self-sufficiency.

Dream Factory Inc.

Largest all-volunteer driven children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. Parent must apply through local chapter.


Eitas is the “funder of last resort,” covering the costs of services, facilities and equipment that are not paid by other sources such as Medicaid, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Health and Senior Services or the First Steps program.

Falling Forward Foundation

Supporting patients recovering from catastrophic medical issues after insurance benefits are exhausted, Falling Forward’s grants allow patients to continue their rehabilitation, to recover to their fullest potential, and to move forward in their lives

FOX4 Love Fund for Children

Established to improve the quality of life for children ages newborn to 18 in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area when funding from other sources is not available. Examples of goods and services funded are, therapeutic tools, medical equipment, eye exams and glasses, clothing, shoes, beds and bedding, baby items, personal hygiene items and so much more.


The most predominant conditions that qualify for HopeKids include, but are not limited to, cancer, heart defects, Cystic Fibrosis, organ transplants, Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and Sickle Cell Anemia. Children with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and Spina Bifida may qualify if their treating physician deems that their specific medical situation (i.e. coupled with other complications) is considered life-threatening.


Program for individuals with both hearing and vision loss. The program covers a variety of equipment based on the individual participant’s distance communication needs. Individuals apply for technology such as an iPhone or iPad or computer with magnification software or a screen-reader. Other equipment may include a neckloop, Braille display, or large-print keyboard.

Kids Assistive Technology (KAT)

Provide limited funding for assistive technology, vehicle access modifications and some home access modifications for children under age 21.Must have an eligible special health care need (conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hearing disorders, Hemophilia, paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Seizures, Spina Bifida, and Traumatic Brain Injury)

Kids on the Go Mobility Program

Variety St. Louis assists more than 1,450 St. Louis-area children covering 547 zip code in Missouri and Illinois by providing them with durable medical equipment – including wheelchairs, augmentative speech devices, leg braces, hearing aids, prostheses, and van lifts – that empowers them to be physically independent.

Lifeline Pilots

FREE transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care.

Miracle Travel Works

Provides assistance for travel for the purpose of seeking urgent medical treatment for your child, and you reside within the Midwest states.

Missouri Council of the Blind

Provides a youth services grant, which if approved, gives blind children under 18 up to $200 for new, educational products. There is also an adaptive technology matching grant.

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council

The Council releases grants or "Notice of Funding Available (NoFAs)" several times each year to assist individuals, families and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life.

No Limits Foundation

Provides Camp No Limits for children with limb loss and differences.

Paws 4 Autism

Focuses on service dogs trained specifically for those challenged by autism, PTSD, EDS, D-POTS

P.H.A.R.M. Dog

Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri- We place dogs with farmers that may have a disability or illness.

Shadow Buddies Foundation

Sends a doll buddy to your child for emotional support in time of need and offers unique programs designed to enhance the lives of children and adults in Kansas City.


A regional organization for the Springfield area. If you have a spinal cord injury and live near Springfield Missouri, contact them about their services. They offer peer to per support as well as a home modification program such as building ramps. Their priorities are to educate the general public about issues related to spinal cord injuries, and to provide funds and other resources to assist individuals covering the needs and expenses not covered by available resources.

The Arya Foundation

Provides need-based adaptive equipment to children with special needs in St. Louis.The request must qualify as a valid health care need and be referred by a social worker or case manager. Most awards are for up to $1,000. Here are some examples of what might be covered for the direct use of the child with special needs: Stander, specialized walking aids, portable ramps, specialized seating, electronic communication aids, adaptive toilet seats, specialized beds or mattresses and more.

Variety KC believes all kids should Be Active, Be Social and Belong. We remove mobility and communication barriers by providing the necessary equipment and devices, and provide inclusive opportunities for all children right here in our community.

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