Stroke survivor fund

The Stroke Foundation is proud to provide grants for stroke survivors experiencing financial hardship, to help cover the cost of physical, occupational or speech therapy.

Founded in 2020, The Stroke Foundation empowers stroke survivors during their recovery and rehabilitation phase by providing grants for additional physical, occupational and speech therapy. 

To be eligible for the grant, you must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be a stroke survivor of at least 21 years of age and reside in the USA.
  • Demonstrate financial need or hardship.
  • Demonstrate health insurance benefits related to physical, occupational and/or speech therapy have run out.
  • Provide a personal statement detailing why you should receive the grant.
  • Provide proof of diagnosis by a medical professional.
  • Provide proof of ongoing treatment plan for physical, occupational and/or speech therapy provided by a medical facility.

Applications are now open from August 21st to October 21st. All grantees will be notified by November 15th.

If you have any questions, please email survivorfund@thestrokefoundation.org.

Frequently asked questions

You can apply to the Fund by downloading the form, filling it out and sending the form and all required documentation to survivorfund@thestrokefoundation.org

Any stroke survivor of over 21 years of age, who resides in the United States, and demonstrates financial need, is eligible for the grant.

Yes, you can apply on their behalf. Be sure to include your information in the application as well, as you will be the main point of contact.

The medical facility providing the treatment will send an invoice to The Stroke Foundation for the grant amount. It is the patient and/or caregiver’s responsibility to ensure the funds are used appropriately (follow up with the medical facility, attend the therapy sessions, etc.).

No, the Stroke Survivor Fund grant is solely to help cover the costs of physical, occupational or speech therapy that is being carried out in a licensed facility. The Stroke Foundation does not provide grant funds directly to individuals.

Due to the significant cost of therapies in the United States, it is unlikely that the Survivor Fund Grant will cover your entire therapy plan. The Stroke Foundation looks at each application on a case-by-case basis and reserves the right to determine the amount of the grant for each application.

No, The Stroke Foundation cannot recommend or advise on the medical facility imparting the therapy, the course of therapy recommended, or anything related to the medical treatment of a patient.

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