FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Children's Developmental Service Agencies

The Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is a regional early intervention center for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays.

Kids with PossAbilities

Kids with possAbilities provides funding for therapy, assistive technology and educational scholarships for children with developmental delays in the Greater Charlotte Area.

The Bee Mighty Fund

Bee Mighty provides funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation improves children’s lives and help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants.

Unlocked's mission

Unlocked's mission is to ease the financial burden of families raising children with disabilities by funding adaptive or medical equipment necessary to increase their mobility, gain independence, and promote physical, social, and emotional development.

First In Families Of The Southern Piedmont

First In Families of the Southern Piedmont offers support to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities by establishing partnerships between families and the community.

Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The purpose of this guide is to provide parents of children with special needs with resources that will assist in their child’s overall development.

Friendz of Kenz

Friendz of Kenz

Friendz of Kenz raises money to provide children with medical equipment and supplies when they are not covered by insurance.

Sophia's Voice

Sophia's Voice directly helps people with disabilities. They help pay for medical equipment, supplies, medical debt, medical care, medications, food, utilities, and any other costs that will provide support.

Bethany’s Butterflies Foundation

Bethany's Butterflies Foundation provides families with the resources required to improve the lives of children with severe/complex neurological, developmental, and behavioral health challenges.

Serve the Spectrum

Serve the Spectrum provides financial assistance for therapy, treatment, camps, activities, resources/tools, etc. that may improve the life and well-being of that individual with autism.

Autism Strong Foundation

Founded on faith and led by inclusion, our mission is to provide the strongest support, community and hope for those touched by autism. All funds raised by Autism Strong are mindfully donated to our community in the way that will make the greatest impact; connecting families and children to the resources they desperately need. *Enrollment open from 9/1 to 10/31.

North Carolina’s Education Student Accounts

North Carolina’s Education Student Accounts (ESA+) program is available to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Funds may be used to pay tuition and fees for eligible private schools, and for expenses such as speech therapy, tutoring services, and educational technology. *Milestone Therapy is an approved vendor.

Autism Care Today

Autism Care Today provides funding assistance to families throughout the United States on a quarterly basis. These grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grants up to $5,000 available.

Giving Angels Foundation

At the Giving Angels Foundation, our mission is to enhance the daily functioning of a child with a physical disability from a lower income family by awarding grants for life-changing equipment, medical supplies, essential family bills, specialized camps, and therapeutic toys. They classify special needs as children under the age of 21 with any type of physical disability (such as, but not limited to, spina bifida, paralysis, missing limbs) or illness (such as, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer).

My Gym Foundation

The My Gym Foundation accepts applications from or on behalf of children with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities and those coping with chronic illness or financial struggles. Requests, limited to gifts of $500 or less, may include but are not limited to rehabilitative therapy, My Gym classes, assistive devices, medical equipment, and sensory items.

Mark’s Money

This agency provides financial assistance to persons with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life by meeting their daily living, employment, medical, residential, or social needs.

Wheel to Walk

The Wheel to Walk Foundation helps children with disabilities, 20 years and younger, obtain medical & adaptive equipment or therapy services not provided by insurance. We purchase items such as therapy tricycles, adaptive strollers, shower chairs, pumper cars, zip zac chairs, selective communication devices, gait trainers, speech therapy and wheelchairs, to name a few.

Small Steps in Speech

The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators. Grants are not based solely on financial need.  The financial needs of the family are considered, however, applications will not be accepted for a joint family income in excess of $100,000.

The Orange Effect

The Orange Effect wants to make sure that children with speech disorders receive the speech therapy and technology equipment they need, especially when the family does not have the financial means to meet these needs. Grants are considered for children and young adults under the age of 21 and with household incomes under $100,000.