Michigan Funding Sources
Alternatives in Motion
Provide wheelchairs to individuals in Western Michigan (Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa counties)who do not qualify for other assistance
Autism Family Network
Family & Teacher Grants are offered throughout the year for education, therapy, or equipment as needed.
Children with Special Needs Fund
The Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.
Family Hope Foundation
Family Hope Foundation offers financial assistance for therapy that is not covered by insurance to families in West Michigan. Scholarships of up to and including $1,000 per applicant are awarded twice a year. Applications are due March 1st and September 1st.
Jack's Place for Autism Foundation
Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation has created “Jack’s Dollars”, a Scholarship Program to help families afford the support they need for a variety of programs. "Jack’s Dollars” available for the following types of programs:
This organization was inspired by Jasmynn, a non-verbal Autistic girl who uses an iPad to help her learn and communicate. We hope that all of our recipient families will help us "pay it forward" to get iPads into the hands of all non-verbal Autistic children in southeastern Michigan. (Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.)
The Lane Walker Foundation
The Lane Walker Foundation exists to minister to the needs of families with children who have special needs. So when the foundation hears about a family that may be facing an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, they want to be able to bless that family with a gift card for fuel, food or a hotel room to help ease the stress and expense of being out of town. All requests must come through a case worker recommendation.
Mercy Medical Angels
Provide assistance with transportation to receive medical services in the air with commercial airline tickets and volunteer pilots, and on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
They offer a number of programs to help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
Mimi’s Mission is a local non-profit organization that helps Downriver families in need. The goal of the organization is to provide a hand up, not a handout, especially to working families in our community. (Allen Park, Brownstown Charter Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Charter Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte counties.)
Mission of Hope Cancer Fund
Financial assistance to cancer patients and their families during treatment and recovery for ALL cancers and ALL ages!
Organization of volunteer pilots from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin who donate their time and aircraft to help patients and their families with urgent medical needs for services not found locally.
NWO Apraxia Support
Providing grants to fund supplemental therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children with (Childhood Apraxia of Speech) CAS and other hidden disabilities (including, but not limited to SPD, anxiety, epilepsy, non-specific learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, Tourette syndrome, and other speech and language disorders)
The Oxford Kids Foundation
The Oxford Kids Foundation will consider requests for help with alternative therapies or medical treatments not covered by insurance and located in the state of Michigan. They provide funding to both children and adults with special healthcare needs.
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provides emergency support services, information, referral, special summer and holiday get-togethers and, perhaps most important of all, a listening ear to Michigan families battling a child’s life threatening illness.
Share A Smile
Meet the needs of ordinary citizens struggling with financial crisis, due to unemployment, health crisis, or natural disaster.
Wings of Mercy East Michigan
Serving the families of Eastern Michigan by providing free air tansportation for patients with limited incomes needing treatment at medical centers in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.