Primarily, IM ABLE Grants are awarded to disabled individuals, providing hand-cycles and other adaptive gear, as well as instructional training programs for those in need. At times, we will award grants to organizations whose mission aligns with ours (see eligibility requirements below). Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active, enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, and spend more time in the great outdoors.
Award criterion for individuals is primarily based on the following variables:
- Consideration of the physical condition, limitations, and potential of the applicant.
- Financial challenges or hardship.
- A demonstrated commitment by the candidate to become more active.
Organizations interested in obtaining a grant should submit a Letter of Inquiry, providing a detailed description of patient disabilities. A demonstrated need for award grants and specifications on how IM ABLE funding will be used to enrich the lives of the individuals served must be explained. If the organization is deemed a desirable candidate, IM ABLE Foundation will ask for a full grant application to be submitted. Preferred consideration is given to registered 501 (c) (3) organizations. Application Instructions
The IM ABLE Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3). The official registration and financial information of the IM ABLE Foundation may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Inclusive Fitness Grants
IM ABLE Inclusive Fitness Grants are awarded to individuals who are looking to take part in the fitness programs offered at our facilities but may be limited by financial hardship. Our purpose is to unleash the potential in physically challenged children and adults to be more active and to enjoy the benefits of physical fitness.
Financial Assistance Form
Enrollment & Waiver
Eligibility Requirements for all IM ABLE Grants (Equipment and Inclusive Fitness)
Individuals and Organizations must submit an IM ABLE Grant Inquiry and return it to the Foundation Board for award consideration. Subsequent interviews and further information may be required before final decisions are made. Our primary service area is the Mid-Atlantic region only defined as the following states: PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, and NY. We do, however, review grants from outside this area for consideration.
Applicants who do not complete the entire application will not be reviewed.
Grant applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Applications can be submitted four times a year with the following deadlines:
• February 1st
• May 1st
• August 1st
• November 1st
Individuals and Organizations receiving grants from the Foundation must agree to a “IM ABLE” success story and profile on the IM ABLE website, organization brochures, and other marketing materials. This profile may include photographs and moving pictures designed to inspire other individuals in support of the Foundations stated mission and ongoing initiatives.[/alert-info]