AUSTIN, Texas – June 22, 2017 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its first round of 2017 grants, awarding $59,600 to 11 non-profit organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given more than $750,000 to more than 35 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.
The most recent grant recipients include local and national organizations that serve a variety of communities, including children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and both children and adults with limb loss or limb difference:
Adaptive Sports USA, 2017 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals – $5,000 to host an annual, multi-sport event for youth with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments.
Angel City Sports, Adaptive Sports Opportunities in Southern CA – $10,000 to support various efforts to grow the adaptive sports community in Southern California.
Camp for All Foundation, 2017 Camp for All 2 U – $5,000 to provide a camp experience to children at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin.
Catalyst Sports, All Outdoors! – $10,000 to provide adaptive adventure opportunities, including adaptive climbing to people with physical challenges.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, 2017 Camp Footprint – $10,000 to support programs at a summer camp for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Putting Disabilities on Ice – $1,100 to support sled hockey programs for individuals with disabilities.
Kali's Klub House, Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy – $2,500 to provide therapeutic riding and the opportunity to play sports on horseback to children with physical challenges.
Project MEND, Medical Equipment – $2,500 to provide wheelchairs to people with mobility challenges in Texas.
Project Summit, Project Support – $6,000 to fund a summer camp and an adaptive bicycle program for children with limb loss or limb difference.
Sepsis Alliance, Sepsis 911 Community Education Kit – $2,500 to develop an educational video and community training package to educate people about sepsis.
Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, Rehabilitative Fitness Program – $5,000 for programming to help people with physical challenges improve strength and stamina through structured exercise using adaptive and assistive equipment.
To learn more about previous grant recipients, visit: http://www.hanger.com/doing/the-hanger-foundation/Pages/News.aspx.
The application deadline for the next round of funding is June 23, 2017. Visit the Hanger Charitable Foundation page on Hanger.com for more information.
About the Hanger Charitable Foundation – The Hanger Charitable Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hanger, Inc., the nation's leading patient-care provider and distributor of orthotic, prosthetic, and rehabilitative solutions. Hanger's heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company's founding in 1861. For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities. In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/TheHangerFoundation.
Krisita Burket, Hanger Inc.