Research organizations leading the way in spinal cord research and development receive 70% of the monies we raise.

Research K Grants

Past Recipients:

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Kevin presented the award at a special dinner held at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Philadelphia. The event was attended by many dignitaries and local celebrities including Governor Ed Rendell and Phillies First Baseman Jim Thome.
  • The Miami Project

If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury, we may be able to provide financial assistance.

Individual K Grants

30% of the money we raise is passed on residents of Northeastern PA who have suffered spinal cord injuries or organizations dedicated to serving these individuals. Individual K-Grants are designed to help offset the costs of equipment, therapy, caregiver respite, fees and/or medical bills incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury.

Past Recipients:

  • The Allied Services Foundation, Scranton, PA

How are recipients chosen?

Once your Application is completed in full and submitted via U.S. mail, we will assign a liaison to meet with you. Then, our Board of Directors will review each Application as well as a brief report from the liaison. Grants are awarded based on our impressions of the materials you submit and your individual circumstances. Once submitted, Applications become the property of our Foundation and will not be returned. We’re looking to help individuals who can demonstrate genuine need and whose lives will be markedly improved by our contribution. Once recipients have been chosen, all decisions are final. Individuals who are not selected are welcome to submit a new Application the following year.

Jefferson University Hospital

Congratulations to Jefferson University Hospitals, recently named to U.S. News & World Report's prestigious Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Out of a group of of nearly 5,000 hospitals, the organization ranked as the 17th Best Hospital in the country for 2013-14.


K-Grant Application Deadline

This year’s deadline is October 1st. If you would prefer to receive your Application in the mail, call us at (570) 836-1240 to make the request.

K-Grant Policies

K-Grant recipients will be notified by telephone and/or mail. Grants are not paid out directly to individuals or their families, but rather to the organizations providing the products and/or services requested in the Application.

Please be aware that the full names and photos of recipients will be released to the media for promotional, educational and outreach purposes.