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Grants

Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2009: Actively Achieving

Quality of Life Grant Winner

Accessible Outings
Flagstaff, AZ
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that will provide an introduction to outdoor recreation activities for individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
Visit their website at www.accessibleoutings.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

AccesSportAmerica
Acton, MA
$5,447

This Quality of Life grant will help to support AccesSport for Veterans, a high-challenge sports program comprising adaptive windsurfing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing and other sports.
Visit their website at accessportamerica.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Alliger Arts, Inc
Jamaica Plain, MA
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support The GIMP Project, which challenges preconceptions of the expressive potential of physically disabled people's bodies through dance.
Visit their website at alligerarts.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Angelica Patient Assistance Program, Inc.
New York, NY
$7,220

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund Pinball Wizards, a project that will acquire innovative Adaptive Pinball Machines with adaptive switches.
Visit their website at angelicaprogram.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Arizona Paralyzed Veterans of America
Phoenix, AZ
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to increase accessibility to sports activities for Arizona veterans living with paralysis and other disabilities and their families.
Visit their website at azpva.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Athletes Serving Athletes
Baltimore, MD
$4,563

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Wings for Wheels: Challenged Youth Sports Mentoring Program.
Visit their website at athletesservingathletes.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Auburn University
Auburn, AL
$6,400

This Quality of Life grant will help to expand the offerings of adaptive physical activities and recreation for students and faculty with disabilities.
Visit their website at auadaptive.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

British Columbia Mobility Opportunities
Vancouver, BC
$9,100

This Quality of Life grant will help to support British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) in initiating the TrailRider Lending Project to enable more people with significant physical disabilities across North America and beyond to discover and benefit from the TrailRider's wilderness access capabilities.
Visit their website at bcmos.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Canine Support Teams, Inc.
Menifee, CA
$5,400

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Pawz for Wounded Warriors, a program that will provide specially trained Assistance Dogs to recently returned United States veterans who suffered disabling injuries while serving in armed services.
Visit their website at caninesupportteams.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Central Cross Country Skiing, Inc.
Hayward, WI
$10,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support initiatives that provide year-round cross country skiing activities that encompass recreation, training, and competitive athletic programs for disabled individuals.
Visit their website at cxcskiing.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Challenges Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will support the Restoration of Recreational Vessel Project.
Visit their website at challengesfoundation.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation
Mountainside, NJ
$6,705

This Quality of Life grant will support a project for the Spinal Cord Team that will bring an Easy Stand Evolution Stander to the physical rehabilitation program.
Visit their website at forchildrens.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Civitan Foundation of Arizona/Southern Nevada, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
$3,875

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Camp Civitan - Fun for All, which will allow people living with paralysis in Arizona and adjoining parts of the Southwest to enjoy all the benefits of the summer camp experience--including hiking, sports, recreation, arts, social opportunities, field trips, and much more.
Visit their website at campcivitan.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Disabled Resources Center
Long Beach, CA
$5,080

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Stepping Stones to Employment, a program for people with disabilities who must overcome many barriers and obstacles to gain employment, which often leaves the individual with poor self-esteem and a lack of confidence in their own abilities.
Visit their website at drcinc.org.
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Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia

Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC Canada
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Mobility Cup, a week long event, bringing together sailors with disabilities from around the world to compete in friendly, spirited competition.
Visit their website at disabledsailingbc.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc.
Hayward, WI
$6,705

This grant will help to support the expansion of Fishing Has No Boundaries through the development of two new chapters.
Visit their website at fhnbinc.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Allentown, PA
$6,600

This Quality of Life grant will help to support The Lifetime Care component of the Neurorehabiliation Program, which provides unique, quality of life, after patient wellness and exercise programs.
Visit their website at goodshepherdrehab.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Greater Providence YMCA – Newman Branch
Seekonk, MA
$17,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund "Health Seeker Full Access,” the facility’s next step toward becoming fully accessible to all people.
Visit their website at YMCAgreaterprovidence.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Hillsborough Township Recreation Department
Hillsborough, NJ
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the construction of a Universally Accessible Playground, which features inclusive design, offering the opportunity to experience a lessening of the boundaries that often preclude children with disabilities from taking part in active play.
Visit their website at hillsborough-nj.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Ithaca College
Rochester, NY
$9,700

This Quality of Life grant will help to support The Shoulder Fitness Program, a healthy shoulder initiative for individuals with paralysis that will be established at the region's only wheelchair accessible community fitness facility located at the Pieters Family Life Center in Rochester, NY.
Visit their website at ithaca.edu/funding/.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Joe Martin ALS Foundation
Charlotte, NC
$7,728

This Quality of Life grant will improve the quality of life for Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (PALS) by establishing a measurable exercise and flexibility training program to increase patients' blood circulation, reduce edema, avert contracture, and prevent kidney stones and blood clots.
Visit their website at joemartinalsfoundation.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Junior League of Duluth
Duluth, MN
$5,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support funds towards the rebuilding of the accessible Playfront Park on the Bay, the area’s most used playground.
Visit their website at juniorleagueduluth.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Kennedy Krieger Research Institute
Baltimore, MD
$11,865

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Spinal Cord Dreamground, which will provide a place where children are motivated to learn how to move their bodies; provide activity below the level of injury in hopes of promoting neurological recovery; and provide a fun place to engage in the rigorous work of physical and occupational therapy that is ahead of them.
Visit their website at kennedykrieger.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Lady Mavericks Dallas VA Basketball Association
Richardson, TX
$2,000

This grant will help to support The Lady Mavericks, a community-based team in its 19th season competing as an independent team in the women's division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) and is committed to promote the growth and development of disabled women in the community through competitive basketball.
Visit their website at myspace.com/ladymavericksbasketball.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Mind Body Solutions
Minnetonka, MN
$25,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to enable Mind Body Solutions to produce and distribute an instructional resource, an Adaptive Yoga Practice DVD, that individuals with a wide range of mobility disabilities can use to increase awareness of the connection between mind and body, an essential element in improving quality of life and transforming the experience of living with a disability.
Visit their website at mindbodysolutions.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Move a Child Higher, Inc. (MACH 1)
Pasadena, CA
$4,200

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the MACH 1 therapeutic riding program, which helps children and adults that use wheelchairs--for example, a student with advanced muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy--develop strength, coordination, increase mental and emotional abilities and confidence through specially-designed exercises.
Visit their website at moveachildhigher.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

Muskegon Sports Council
Pasadena, CA
$6,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Muskegon Sports Council’s efforts to expand their ability to serve people who use wheelchairs. The program offers cross country skiing, ice skating, hockey and luge.
Visit their website at msports.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

National Ability Center
Park City, UT
$6,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Adapted Skiing Program for veterans with spinal cord injuries.
Visit their website at nac1985.org.
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Quality of Life Grant Winner

New England Handicapped Sports Association (NEHSA)
Newbury, NH
$2,200

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the expansion of an adaptive paddling (kayaking) program for clients with spinal cord injuries and other paralysis-related disorders.
Visit their website at nehsa.org.
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Outdoor Explorations

Outdoor Explorations
Medford, MA
$5,396

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund Breaking Down Barriers to Adventure, a program that will provide adventure recreation activities to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans who have returned from their service with paralysis.
Visit their website at outdoorexplorations.org.
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QUAD Foundation, Inc.

QUAD Foundation, Inc.
Escondido, CA
$25,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to support Hope on Wheels, which delivers ERGYS Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike therapy directly to the home of spinal cord injured clients with quadriplegia (currently 6 clients) in a special trailer.

Visit their website at quadfoundation.org.
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Scott Community Foundation
Scott City, KS
$2,700

This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Scott Community Park on the Plains, a fully accessible, custom-designed, community-built playground constructed at Patton Park in Scott City, Kansas.

Visit their website at scplayland.org.

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State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland
Cortland, NY
$6,000

This Quality of Life grant will help to fund Fit Families Group Visits: Physical Activity and Medical Services for Hispanic and Caucasian Children with Spina Bifida and their Families.

Visit their website at rfsuny.org.

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Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
Telluride, CO
$5,600


This Quality of Life grant will help to support the expansion of summer adaptive recreation opportunities in the program, in response to increased demand in the region.

Visit their website at tellurideadaptivesports.org.
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The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
$8,000


This Quality of Life grant will support The Children's Institute Fitness Program, which is designed for children, adolescents, and young adults with spinal cord injury and other neurological deficits.

Visit their website at amazingkids.org.
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Tim’s Kids, Inc.
Viera, FL
$2,400


This Quality of Life grant will help to support a firm foundation for sled hockey in Brevard County, Florida, and to start spreading the sport throughout Florida.

Visit their website at timskids.org.
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University of Montana at Missoula,
New Directions Wellness Center

Missoula, MT
$20,665


This Quality of Life grant will help to support the physical therapy students at New Directions and the University of Montana by formal education in the craft of Locomotor Training.

Visit their website at health.umt.edu/schools/clinic/pt/newdirections.php.
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University of Wisconsin at Madison
Madison, WI
$13,076


This Quality of Life grant will help to support Creating Visual Images: A Project to Promote Healing and Wellness; an arts-in-healthcare experience for hospitalized quadriplegic and paraplegic patients after neurological injury or who have had "flap" reconstructive surgery that requires extended periods of immobility and isolation during recovery.

Visit their website at rsp.wisc.edu.
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University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to augment the Wheelchair Athletics and Recreation Program to better serve the 521 students with disabilities that currently live on campus.

Visit their website at uww.edu/recsports.
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VSA arts, Inc.

VSA arts, Inc.
Washington, DC
$10,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to support the 2010 International VSA arts Festival, the largest exercise in model dissemination presented by VSA arts.

Visit their website at vsarts.org.
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