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Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund

Administering Organization

Triangle Community Foundation


The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund is an endowment held at the Triangle Community Foundation.  The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation was established in 1951, beginning a long tradition of providing assistance to children ages birth through 18 years with cerebral palsy living in North Carolina.  Its assets were transferred to the Triangle Community Foundation in 1996 to establish the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund.  A Board of Advisers comprised of community volunteers reviews applications and approves grants from the fund.  Grants are typically made for equipment or other one-time expenditures not covered by other funding sources or personal means.


The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund approves grants based on financial need and the need for the requested equipment(s)/service(s).  Providing complete information on your application will greatly help its review.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund accepts applications for children:
- Ages birth through 18
- Living in the State of North Carolina
- With cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders.

The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund provides grants for:
-Necessary equipment, including wheelchairs, restraints, orthoses, strollers, accessibility equipment, etc. 
-Special one-time services or treatments
-Van lifts or other accessibility modifications

The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund does NOT provide grants for:
-Living expenses;
-Ongoing or long-term expenses;
-Ongoing, long-term therapy or services;
-Ongoing service delivery; or
-Equipment that has already been purchased and paid in full.

The application requires a doctor’s prescription or a letter from a medical professional justifying the request for equipment(s)/services(s).  It also requires the signatures of the child’s guardian and an attending doctor, therapist, or other medical professional.


Maximum grant size not to exceed $1,000.

How To Obtain An Application

This fund is not currently accepting applications.