At Tighten The Drag Foundation, it is our goal to help everyone with a SPINAL CORD INJURY have a better quality of life. We provide information to help you navigate the world of Spinal Cord Injury. We STRONGLY believe that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE through activity based exercise programs, recreational adaptive sporting events, good health and nutrition and a positive state of mind. Our website has links to the best information we have gathered through our own journey. Being strong and feeling good will allow you to be more independent and do more of the things you used to do before your accident.
Currently we are only able to offer scholarships for those who have suffered a spinal cord INJURY as the result of a catastrophic accident in the State of Florida. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must reside in Florida.
We also promote ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS that allow you to participate in activities that challenge and help you connect with the outdoors and others who share your passion for various sports, from sky diving to fishing, water skiing and hunting, you can apply to attend camps and programs of your choice.
RECREATIONAL THERAPY outings such as family time at theme parks, sporting events or other activities that you enjoy are also supported at Tighten The Drag Foundation. We believe that having a reprieve from your daily life helps to motivate, inspire and give you a positive outlook.
If you need financial help to attend any of these programs, you can apply for a scholarship by sending in your application. Applications are reviewed and considered biannually and you will be notified via email if you are accepted. If our programs are not what you are looking for, check below for other individual scholarship opportunities that help in various ways!
Scroll to bottom for additional Scholarship opportunities from other organizations designed to help Spinal Cord Injured Families.
Since 2012 - Over $300,000 in Quality of Life Grants
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Other Scholarship Opportunities for Spinal Cord Injured Families
http://www.hopeloveandme.com/ Creating experiences for those hungry for hope & providing resources for those affected by a life altering injury
http://quadfoundation.org/ Committed to assisting and supporting survivors of spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegic paralysis. The foundation Warrior Moms actively works to improve their quality of life through resource assistance, education, rehabilitation and research. We also strive to provide a support center for survivors and their families.
https://dustinshillcox.com/welcome Dustin Shillcox Foundation, inspire the lives of people dealing with adversity and create awareness for people in wheelchairs. Giving hope and a reason to believe that a cure is coming to those are affected with a spinal cord injury.
http://www.newperspectivefoundation.org/ New Perspective Foundation, providing travel and hotel allowances for families who need to visit injured in hospitals
http://www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org/ Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Providing wheelchair scholarships
http://www.gettingbackup.org/ Getting Back Up, Providing funding for adaptable products & participation in exercise based recovery
http://www.kellybrushfoundation.org/ Kelly Brush Foundation, funding adaptive sporting equipment
http://highfivesfoundation.org/about/ High Fives Foundation , winter sports athletes
http://wheelchairs4kids.org/ Wheelchairs 4 Kids, dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities.
https://www.helphopelive.org/ Help,Hope, Live enabling patients/families to use community-based fundraising to meet uncovered medical
expenses related to transplantation or a catastrophic injury or illness resulting in a physical disability.
http://thejoestonefoundation.com/ Offering scholarships and grants, and provide resources and support to others seeking to discover new possibilities in their lives after a challenging life-changing event.
http://acureiscoming.org/ The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation , Scholarships for Standing Frames
http://fightingbacksp.org Offering scholarships to individuals who have suffered a life changing injury/illness and endured
the experience through courage, desire and perserverence.
http://www.brpf.org/ Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation -Funding charitable grants for van modifications, wheelchairs, ramps and other items as well as educational scholarships to continue or further education.
http://www.beperfectfoundation.org The Foundation offers scholarships for activity-based therapy at Project Walk to qualified recipients.
Provides funds to those needing wheelchairs, adapting cars, as well as covering unpaid medical bills to
those who cannot afford to pay their deductibles and general daily medical necessities.
http://www.dreamsofrecovery.org/ Cindy Donald Dreams of recovery Fdn- To assist individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord or brain injuries in receiving continued therapeutic exercise to promote neurological recovery, maintain health and fitness, and enhance quality of life.
http://www.fallingforward.org/ Supporting patients recovering from catastrophic medical issues in the Mississippi, Colorado and
Kansas areas. Providing funding that allows patients to continue their rehabilitation, to recover to their
fullest potential, and to move forward in their lives.
http://www.testaverdefund.org/ The Testaverde Fund supports research being done by The Spinal Cord Injury Project at The State University of
New Jersey at Rutgers, under the leadership of Dr. Wise Young. In their labs, state of the art molecular, genetic
and cellular research gives new hope to kids like Joe around the world, who dream of one day walking away from
their wheel chairs.
http://www.amyvandyken.org/ To provide essential medical equipment for people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford these
https://www.victoriasvictory.org/ Victoria Arlen Foundation -
http://www.travisburkhartfoundation.com/ Travis Burkhart Foundation serving local counties of Indiana helping those in need