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Grants

Quality of Life Grants: 1st Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving

Access Northern California

Access Northern California
Berkeley, CA
$3,500

This grant will help to support the Access to Trails project, in which people with spinal cord injuries will be trained to survey trails for accessibility, and with this information create a web-based trail guide that will enable wheelchair riders to easily locate an appropriate hike for their particular access needs.
Visit their website: www.accessnca.com
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Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland
Rockville, MD
$12,500

This grant will help to underwrite the purchase of an RT300 motorized Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) leg and FES arm cycle ergometer.
Visit their website: www.adventisthealthcare.com
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Alliance for Neighbors, Inc.
Altamonte Springs, FL
$5,000

This grant will help to fund summer camp experiences for children who are disabled and have special needs.
Visit their website: www.helpforpeopleinamerica.org
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Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach, CA
$8,600

This grant will help to fund the 2010 Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration of the creative and positive spirit of people with disabilities.
Visit their website: www.aquariumofpacific.org
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Assistance Dogs of the West

Assistance Dogs of the West
Santa Fe, NM
$8,250

This grant will help to fund the Assistance Dog Client Placement Training (CPT) Program.
Visit their website: www.assistancedogsofthewest.org
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Association for Handicapped Recreation, Inc. DBA Specialized Needs Recreation

Association for Handicapped Recreation
DBA Specialized Needs Recreation
Coeur d’Alene, ID
$4,200

This grant will help to expand the capacity of Camp Allstars.
Visit their website: www.zandzproductions.com/SNR.htm
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Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS)
Sparks, MD
$3,045

This grant will help to support Waterskiing For All.
Visit their website: www.BARSinfo.org
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Carolina Crash, Inc.

Carolina Crash, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
$6,100

This grant will help to fund the Carolina Crash.
Visit their website: www.carolinacrash.org
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Chicago State University Foundation
Chicago, IL
$7,500

This grant will help to support the Chicago State University Cougar Sports Academy.
Visit their website: www.csu.edu
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City of Surprise – Adaptive Recreation Program
Surprise, AZ
$3,200

This grant will help to support the expansion of the power soccer program.
Visit their website: www.surpriseaz.com
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Colorado Springs Sled Hockey Association
Colorado Springs, CO
$1,200

This grant will help to support the sled hockey program for children and adults with mobility disabilities ages seven and older.
Visit their website: www.cssha.org
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Community Rowing
Brighton, MA
$3,774

This grant will help to support an Adaptive Rowing Program for youth and adults with disabilities.
Visit their website: www.communityrowing.org
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Cook County President’s Office of Employment Training
Chicago, IL
$2,288

This grant will help to support the Cook County Cares program.
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Crotched Mountain Foundation
Chicago, IL
$5,000

This grant will help to support the construction of the Dutton Brook Trail, New Hampshire's first universal access trail.
Visit their website: www.CrotchedMountain.org
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Disabled Sports USA, Inc.

Disabled Sports USA
Rockville, MD
$4,500

This grant will help to support Operation ROAM (Recreation Outreach for Alumni Military: A Program for DS/USA's Disabled Veterans).
Visit their website: www.dsusa.org
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District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation
Washington, DC
$5,000

This grant will help to fund the Let's Play Together Inclusionary Camp and the Joy Evans Center programs.
Visit their website: www.dpr.dc.gov
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Dreamcatcher Playground Foundation
Choctaw, OK
$8,000

This grant will help to fund the Let's Play Together Inclusionary Camp and the Joy Evans Center programs.
Visit their website: www.dreamcatcherplayground.org
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East Coast Assistance Dogs, Inc.

East Coast Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Torrington, CT
$6,000

This grant will help to underwrite the purchase of equipment for the assistance dog training program.
Visit their website: www.ecad1.org
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Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center
Evansville, IN
$2,000

This grant will help to fund the acquisition of an aquatic treadmill for aerobic exercise at the community's only full-size, indoor, fully accessible warm-water pool providing aquatic therapy for individuals with disabilities.
Visit their website: www.eastersealsswindiana.com
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EquiCenter, Inc.
Honeoye Falls, NY
$4,000

This grant will help to fund the Horses for Heroes: A Family-Based Program for Returning Veterans.
Visit their website: www.equicenterny.org
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Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation, Inc.
Statesboro, GA
$11,700

This grant will help to support the initiation of the Georgia State University Intramural Adaptive Sports Program in the fall 2009 semester.
Visit their website: www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu
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Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$7,500

This grant will help to support the upgrade of the On the Road Again adapted driving program.
Visit their website: www.goodsam-md.org
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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Lake Forest, IL
$3,000

This grant will help to support a program that will provide an introduction to wheelchair track, roadracing and handcycling.
Visit their website: www.glasa.org
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I Believe Inc.

I Believe, Inc.
Montclair, NJ
$24,000

This grant will help to fund the production of I Believe TV, a national media resource for all individuals with disabilities to inspire, inform and encourage.
Visit their website: www.ibelieveinc.org
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Independent Living Center of Mid-Missouri, Inc.
Columbia, MO
$4,530

This grant will help to fund the development and expansion of the sport of power soccer in central Missouri.
Visit their website: www.silcolumbia.org
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James A. Haley VA Hospital's Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program
Tampa, FL
$14,000

This grant will help to support the JAHVAH Adaptive Sports & Fitness Program and University of South Florida (USF) Campus & Outdoor Recreation Partnership.
Visit their website: www.tampa.va.gov
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John A. Coleman School
White Plains, NY
$2,192

This grant will help to support the Let’s Ride a Bike program at the White Plains location of the John A. Coleman School.
Visit their website: www.setonpediatric.org
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Keshet Dance Company
Albuquerque, NM
$5,000

This grant will help to fund "Nutcracker on the Rocks," Keshet's original annual holiday performance which provides the opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities to fully experience the joy of dance.
Visit their website: www.keshetdance.org
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Kessler Foundation Research Center
West Orange, NJ
$12,814

This grant will help to fund an educational conference for people with spinal cord injuries, their families and interested professionals.
Visit their website: www.kmrrec.org
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Kostopulos Dream Foundation

Kostopulos Dream Foundation
Salt Lake City, UT
$5,000

This grant will help to support the Adaptive Summer Camp season for people of all ages with disabilities, most of whom are ages 7 to 14, but range up to age 70.
Visit their website: www.campk.org
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Las Floristas Wheelchairs Sports program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center

Las Floristas, Inc.
Long Beach, CA
$5,000

This grant will help to support the Las Floristas Wheelchairs Sports program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, which provides 50 inpatients and outpatients with competitive athletic opportunities.
Visit their website: www.rancho.org/
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Midwest Wheelchair Sport and Social Club
Dolton, IL
$2,000

This grant will help to fund the year-long programs of this organization, of which 90% of the membership includes victims of gunshots and violent crime.
Visit their website: www.mdwssc.com
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National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD Art Center)
Richmond, CA
$5,650

This grant will help to fund the purchase of quality art supplies for artists with varying disabilities so that they can continue to create quality art that can be sold.
Visit their website: www.niadart.org
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Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
Addison, IL
$9,500

This grant will help to fund the Veterans' Well-being and Fitness Initiative: Healthy Minds - Healthy Bodies, a well-being and fitness program for 30 to 50 active duty disabled veterans in DuPage County.
Visit their website: www.nedsra.org
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Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors League (PHAMALy)
Denver, CO
$5,000

This grant will help to support PHAMALy’s 20th Anniversary Season summer musical, “Man of La Mancha.”
Visit their website: www.phamaly.org
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Push to Walk
Riverdale, NJ
$1,000

The grant will help to support certification training for a spinal cord injury Exercise Recovery Specialist.
Visit their website: www.pushtowalknj.org
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Pushing Boundaries
Redmond, WA
$6,250

This grant will help to provide long-term, intensive and affordable physical therapy to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis.
Visit their website: www.pushing-boundaries.org
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Rockland Center for the Arts, Inc.

Rockland Center for the Arts, Inc.
West Nyack, NY
$4,400

This grant will help to support the Ceramic Studio Access Program, which provides an in-depth ceramics program for adults with traumatic brain injuries, many living with trauma-related paralysis.
Visit their website: www.rocklandartcenter.org
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Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department
Sandpoint, ID
$5,000

This grant will help to fund Project Everyone Play, which will provide adaptive swingsets at this universally accessible playground.
Visit their website: www.cityofsandpoint.com
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Shane’s Inspiration
Van Nuys, CA
$4,000

This grant will help to fund Together, We Are Able, a school-based education program.
Visit their website: www.shanesinspiration.org
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Society for the Arts in Healthcare

Society for the Arts In Healthcare
Washington, DC
$2,500

This grant will help to support a webinar on best practices for arts programming for people living with paralysis.
Visit their website: www.thesah.org
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SpiritHorse Therapeutic

SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center
Corinth, TX
$3,600

This grant will help to fund therapeutic riding services for children and adults with paralysis.
Visit their website: www.spirithorsetherapy.com
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St. Mary’s Foundation for Children
Bayside, NY
$3,000

This grant will help to support Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp.
Visit their website: www.stmaryskids.org
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That Uppity Theatre Company
St. Louis, MO
$5,000

This grant will help to support The DisAbility Project, a touring educational ensemble that creates and performs original material.
Visit their website: www.UppityCo.com
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The Children’s Center
Bethany, OK
$3,500

This grant will help to support Speeding Up Recovery through The GameCycle: Enhancing Exercise with Cognitive and Neuromuscular Benefits.
Visit their website: www.tccokc.org
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The Foundation for Service Dog Support, Inc.

The Foundation for Service Dog Support, Inc.
Surprise, AZ
$2,050

This grant will help to support the Puppy Raising Partnership Program, the first of its kind in Arizona, which teaches high school students how to raise puppies to become service dogs.
Visit their website: www.sdsupport.org
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The Heuga Center
Edwards, CO
$10,000

This grant will help to support three 2009 CAN DO Programs in Colorado and Washington.
Visit their website: www.heuga.org
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Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
$5,300

This grant will help to fund ArtReach at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (VMC).
Visit their website: www.tritonmuseum.org
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University of Alabama Disability Sports
Tuscaloosa, AL
$6,000

This grant will help to support the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams.
Visit their website: www.bama.ua.edu/~uads
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University Specialty Hospital
Baltimore, MD
$4,250

This grant will help to fund a project that will provide spinal cord injury patients treated at USH (including patients in the 72-bed ventilator unit) with access to mobile Wii consoles outfitted with adaptive equipment for use by patients with spinal cord injury.
Visit their website: www.specialtyhospital.org/ush
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Variety - The Children's Charity

Variety – The Children's Charity (Heart of Variety Fund)
Pittsburgh, PA
$4,000

This grant will help to fund Camp Variety for Kids, an annual one-week summer camp program at no cost for children with disabilities and their siblings, ages 21 and under, residing in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Visit their website: www.varietypittsburgh.org/
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Victory Gardens Theatre
Chicago, IL
$6,400

This grant will help to support the Victory Gardens Theater Access Project, a community outreach effort designed to involve people with disabilities in all aspects of theater, both onstage and off.
Visit their website: www.victorygardens.org
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We Care Arts, Inc.

We Care Arts
Kettering, OH
$3,000

This grant will help to support ArtWORK, a program that teaches people with disabilities marketable art skills while helping them attain an increased level of personal independence.
Visit their website: www.wecarearts.org
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Wilderness Inquiry, Inc.

Wilderness Inquiry, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
$5,000

This grant will help to fund Healing Outdoor Adventures for Veterans and Their Families, a program designed to help disabled veterans and their families participate in inclusive outdoor adventures.
Visit their website: www.wildernessinquiry.org
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Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
(aka Burke Rehabilitation Hospital)
White Plains, NY
$9,000

This grant will help to underwrite the purchase of an RT-300 Motorized Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Cycle Ergometer.
Visit their website: www.burke.org
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YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
$4,000

This grant will help to support YMCA Challenger Athletics, a program that provides adaptive fitness and sports programs for children, ages 5 through 18, living with a physical or developmental disability.
Visit their website: www.kansascityymca.org
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