Can I apply?

  • Applicants can apply for assistance through age 21.
  • Applicants can receive financial assistance no greater than $5,000 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $10,000.

We’re here to help you every step of the way through our confidential application process.

To better serve your needs, we are currently updating our application system. Applications must be requested via email.

Please carefully follow the instructions to ensure your request can be reviewed as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please keep in mind that any applications missing information will not be reviewed.


What can I
apply for?

(Medical procedures, services & equipment)

Assists with non-mobility related medical needs such as prescriptions, life-saving surgery, therapy, and other medically necessary procedures.

(Mobility equipment & mobile therapy)

Provides mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, specialized bikes, and therapy to increase mobility and independence.

(Education, experience & play)

Provides funding for special educational resources and equipment to improve academic performance and communication skills.

*Variety does not provide reimbursements for products or services.

How can I apply?

  • Please email to request an application. In the email body, please outline the details of your request, including the name and age of your child, diagnosis/special need, and the specifics/amount of your grant request.
  • If it is possible that we can meet your needs, we will send you an application.
  • We will review your application and let you know the status.
  • Incomplete applications expire 60 DAYS after we receive them. All expired applications will be discarded and any personal information will be shredded. 
  • If you have any questions about your application status please contact our Program Coordinator, Ruthie Hanna by phone or email.

Adaptive Van applications 

Applications requesting financial assistance for adapted vans must meet the following requirements and provide the following information in order to receive assistance:

  • Applications must include detailed plan for payment of van in order to be considered (i.e. who will be contributing and for how much).
  • Applications must be formally approved by our board before any financial assistance will be given.
  • Vans must be fully paid for minus Variety’s approved amount before Variety will make any payments (financial assistance will not be given to financed vans).
  • Any approved Variety funds will be paid directly to the company selling the van (families will not be reimbursed).