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Grants

Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2009: Bridging Barriers

Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor
Iowa City, IA
$4,250


This Quality of Life grant will help to fund Empowering Rural Iowans and Veterans with Disabilities; a program that aims to empower individuals with disabilities with self-advocacy skills, to train the aid and attendants who care for them, to sensitize the community, and to educate employers about disabilities.

Visit their website at access2independence.org.
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Advocates for the Disabled
Phoenix, AZ
$5,000


This Quality of Life Grant helps to support programs that provide free-of-charge services to people living with serious disabling conditions, including paralysis, who are also experiencing homelessness, and/or living in poverty.

Visit their website at advocatesforthedisabled.org.
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Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to support The Disability Rights Project, which assists in appeals for individuals for denied services in a Medicaid waiver program who will either have to remain in an institution, or individuals who face imminent institutionalization.

Visit their website at atlantalegalaid.org.
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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Denver, CO
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will support services to assist people in Colorado with disabilities to obtain necessary medical equipment and other crucial issues directly related to their disability.

Visit their website at ccdconline.org.
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Donka, Inc.

Donka, Inc.
Wheaton, IL
$3,003


This Quality of Life grant will help to support technology services for students who are severely disabled.

Visit their website at donkainc.org.
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Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged
Albany, NY
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to provide accessible van transportation for participants of the 2010 Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.

Visit their website at empirestategames.org.
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Flint Convention and Visitors Bureau
Flint, MI
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to support the creation of the Flint & Genesee County Access Guide for persons with disabilities and older visitors and residents, which will be available in print and online.

Visit their website at flint.travel.
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Fragile Kids Foundation
Atlanta, GA
$4,134


This Quality of Life grant will help to fund the Partners Program, which provides support, medical equipment and therapy supplies to select program partners at small, predominately rural medical day care, respite and community educational programs.

Visit their website at fragilekids.org.
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People, Inc.
Williamsville, NY
$15,782


This Quality of Life grant will help to support a project at the Elmwood Health Center to install powered examination tables to more easily, safely and efficiently accommodate patients with paralysis, have stability and mobility impairment, elderly patients, expectant mothers, and other patients with disabilities.

Visit their website at people-inc.org.
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Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop, Inc.

Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop, Inc.
Richland, MO
$2,334


This Quality of Life grant will help to support a project to upgrade the accessibility at The Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop, which is devoted to improving the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities.

Visit their website at pcsw.org.
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Quadriplegics United Against Dependency, Inc.
Portland, OR
$7,450


This Quality of Life grant will help to support Safe and Secure Apartment Access Improves Independence for Disabled Residents, which will provide swing-free door closer devices on apartments for people with disabilities in its Rolling Green Apartments, improving safety and security by replacing existing conventional spring-loaded door closer devices.

Visit their website at quadinc.org.
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Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Detroit, MI
$12,365


This Quality of Life grant will help to support a project that to purchase SiCare units and Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software for its spinal cord injured patients treated by the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery.

Visit their website at rimrehab.org.
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Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Tallahassee, FL
$6,484


This Quality of Life grant will help to support Kitchen Reintegration: Taking the First Step . . . Again, a program that focuses on patients with physical, communicative, and/or cognitive impairments.

Visit their website at tmh.org.
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Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
$5,000


This Quality of Life grant will help to fund, as part of Vermont Studio Center’s ongoing institutional commitment to fostering an inclusive creative community, the installation of a three-stop lift in its Red Mill Building that will provide access to the resident lounge, art reference library and administrative offices.

Visit their website at vermontstudiocenter.org.
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