Illinois Funding Sources

March 25, 2020

 

 

The Arc of Illinois Assistive Technology Fund

www.thearcofil.org/assistive-technology-program/

Fund the purchase of assistive technology for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities if a qualified evaluator has said the product is needed but Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance will not pay for it.  The maximum amount funded will be $500 per person or family. 

 

Bear Necessities

www.bearnecessities.org

Wish Granting organization for 0-19 year old cancer patients. A Bear Hug is a customized experience that brightens the life of a child going through cancer.

 

Computer Banc

www.computerbanc.org

Provide families, adults, special needs individuals, seniors, and veterans who are At-Risk with computer access at home or school. As a secondary mission, they also provide computers for other not-for-profit agencies and schools.

 

Core Program

www.dscc.uic.edu/how-we-help/our-programs/core-program/

Helps children with a chronic health issue with such needs as therapy, specialized equipment, and transportation related to medical appointments and treatment.

 

Make-A-Wish Illinois

www.illinois.wish.org

Granting wishes of any child 2 1/2 to 18 years old with a life threatening medical condition.

 

Midwest Council for Children with Disabilities

www.mccdcares.com

Provides financial assistance to children challenged physically, developmentally, or cognitively. Assistance available to families in Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

 

Northwoods Airlifeline

www.northwoodsairlifeline.org

Help people obtain medical assistance that is unavailable to them in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to destinations in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Connecticut, and Texas, all at no cost to the individual.

 

One Wish Grant

www.theapraxiaconnection.org

Grants for children with apraxia and in need of therapy, therapeutic tools, certain iPad apps, and summer camp. Open to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. 

 

Riddick's Ride Foundation

www.riddicksride.org

Riddick's Ride Foundation's Lending Garage, where we offer families of individuals with complex medical needs the opportunity to borrow durable medical equipment as well as medical supplies FREE of charge.

 

 

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