Funding a Wheelchair Accessible for your Child

Mar 10, 2022 Posted in: Children with special needs

Funding a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for your Child

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1. Children with Special Needs Fund

The Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.

Coverage Area: Statewide
Maximum Assistance: $10,000

2. Lori’s Voice

​The purpose of Loir’s Voice is to provide funding for equipment, educational resources, or expenses related to medical treatment of individuals up to the age of 21 who have a nuerological, muscular, or other degenerative condition resulting in permanent impairment or mobility issues.

Coverage Area: Statewide
Maximum Assistance: Varies

3. Cerner Charitable Foundation

Cerner Charitable Foundation (formerly First Hand) is building healthier tomorrows and stronger communities around the world through individual medical grants and wellness programs, engaging volunteerism, community initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Coverage Area: Nationwide
Maximum Assistance: $1,250 – $2,500

4. Giving Songs

Giving Songs is an all-volunteer charitable organization focused on helping families with disabled children who are wheelchair users by awarding wheelchair accessible vehicle grants.

Coverage Area: County Specific
Maximum Assistance: $2,000 – $25,000


If MESSA is your family’s health insurance provider, your child may be eligible for MESSA’s Medical Case Management (MCM) program. This program provides members with serious illnesses or injuries with personal support from a registered nurse. MESSA’s MCM nurses work directly with members and their families to ensure they access the right care at the right time and return to their highest quality of life.

Coverage Area: Statewide
Maximum Assistance: Varies

6. Chive Charities

​Chive Charities provides critical grants for individuals with life-altering or life-threatening needs. From therapy equipment like adaptive tricycles and robotic walkers to service dogs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and a wide range of mobility items, Chive Charities fills the gaps where insurance and other resources cannot.

Coverage Area: Nationwide
Maximum Assistance: Varies

7. United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

​The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) offers timely financial support to families, so they can focus on what is most important – improving the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s commercial health insurance.

Coverage Area: Nationwide
Maximum Assistance: $5,000