The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation’s SMA Community Grant makes financial grant contributions toward uncovered, tangible expenses associated with the challenges of spinal muscular atrophy. SMA Community Grants will only cover a portion of the total cost, must be for something tangible that it typically not covered by insurance and/or other resources, and applicants must be actively fundraising to cover the rest.
No income limit
Individuals who have been diagnosed with SMA.
AT Services Provided/Covered
AT Devices Provided/Covered
Grants can help with such expenses as wheelchair repairs or modifications, home modifications, accessible vehicles, standers/specialized wheelchairs, medical equipment, and other assistive technology.
Apply online. Grants range from $250 to $2,500. Grants are considered and selected on a rolling basis. There is no deadline. A picture of the applicant must be provided.
Pieces of the Puzzle
- The applicant, or others on their behalf, MUST be actively fundraising for the purpose of the grant.
- Because expenses are so great, applicants are asked to concurrently raise money for themselves through local community fundraisers.
- Applicants will be asked to include a link or flyer to their personal fundraising efforts and how much has already been raised.
- The goal of SMA Community Grants is to help fill in those gaps for uncovered expenses.