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There are numerous organizations across the country that help to build accessibility ramps for those without the means to afford it themselves. We've compiled a list of charitable programs and institutions that offer both funding and building services.

Click the map below to view accessibility programs by state, and browse the list of nationwide solutions below.

 

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Canada

 

Nationwide Ramp Builder Organizations and Programs

Wounded Warrior Project

Organization: Wounded Warrior Project
Description: The Wounded Warrior's Project helps injured members of the US Military, and the Medal of Honor Foundation.   
Address: 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
CFC #11425
Website: Wounded Warrier Project
Contact Info: 904-296-7350
Coordinator: grants@woundedwarriorproject.org
Service Area: USA

Centers for Independent Living

Organization: National Council on Independent Living
Description: The term "center for independent living" means a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
Address: 1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Website: National Council on Independent Living
Story: Center for Independent Living on Ramp-Building Frenzy
Contact Info: 202-207-0334
Coordinator: ncil@ncil.org
Service Area: USA, Canada and other countries

Christopher Reeve Foundation

Organization: Christopher Reeve Foundation
Description:

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Address: 636 Morris Turnpike Suite
Short Hills, NJ  07078
Website: Christopher Reeve Foundation
Story: Grant Recipeints
Contact Info:

800-225-0292

Coordinator: info@ChristopherReeve.org
Service Area: USA

Rebuilding Together

Organization: Rebuilding Together
Description:

Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients.

Address: 1899 L Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Website: Rebuilding Together
Story: Hero Central: Rebuilding Together Alexandria Provides Free Home Repairs
Contact Info:

800-473-4229

Coordinator: Contact Form for Rebuilding Together
Service Area: USA

RSVP Ramp Team

Organization: Corporation for National and Community Service
Description:

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

Address: 1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Website: Corporation for National and Community Service
Story: Wheelchair Ramp Applications(PDF)
Contact Info: (202) 606-5000
Coordinator: info@cns.gov
Service Area: USA

United Way

Organization: United Way
Description:

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

Address: 701 N Fairfax St Alexandria, VA 22314
Website: United Way
Story: United Way provides new wheelchair ramp for paralyzed Romulus man(PDF)
Contact Info:

(703) 519-0092

Coordinator: Find your local United Way
Service Area: USA

Habitat for Humanity

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Description:

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

Address: 270 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1300
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
Website: Habitat for Humanity
Story: Habitat for Humanity, church help Hayden senior | Steamboat Pilot & Today(PDF)
Contact Info:

1-800-HABITAT

Coordinator: Search for Habitat for Humanity by Location
Service Area: USA

Kiwanis Club

Organization: Kiwanis Club
Description:

Kiwanis International is a global organization dedicated to changing the world.

Address: 3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268-3196 USA
Website: Kiwanis Club
Story: Ramping up service _ DailyTidings(PDF)
Contact Info:

1-800-549-2647 (dial 411)

Coordinator: Find a Kiwanis club
Service Area: USA

PUSH America

Organization: Pi Kappa Phi
Description: Fraternity Constructs Ramps once a semester.
Address:
PO Box 241368
Charlotte, NC 28224
Website: PUSH America
Story: Pi Kappa Phi fraternity assisting individuals with disabilities (PDF)
Contact Info:
(704) 504-2400
Coordinator: Sean Ryan
Service Area: Pi Kappa Phi has over 165 chapters across 40 states (including the District of Columbia) fundraising a total of over $300,000 annually for Push America.

Lions Club

Organization: Lions Club
Description: Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Address:
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
Website: Lions Club
Story: South Side Lions Club builds wheelchair ramp for resident(PDF)
Contact Info:
630-571-5466
Coordinator: Find a Lions Club
Service Area: USA

Corporation for National and
Community Service

Organization: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Description: RSVP makes ramps and supplies volunteers to over 180 nonprofit groups and agencies, including Headstart, Meals on Wheels, the Red Cross and the Agency on Aging
Address: 411 Main Street, Suite 102-B
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Website: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Story: Monroe Retired and Senior Volunteer Program needs volunteers
of all ages (PDF)
Contact Info: 570-420-3747
Coordinator: David Struthwolf
Service Area: USA

Christmas in Action

Organization: Christmas in Action
Description: Christmas in Action is a faith-based charity of neighbors helping neighbors get their houses safe and dry. Teams answering the call this year came from churches, such as First Baptist Church, Second Avenue Missionary Baptist, First United Methodist, Westminster Presbyterian and Mildred Baptist, as well as local businesses, including Kohl’s, True Value, Corsicana Daily Sun, Community National Bank and Trust, and student groups, such as Navarro College, Rotaract, ROTC cadets from Corsicana High School, FCCLA and AVID.
Address:
500 S Lee St, Midland, TX 79701
Website: Christmas in Action
Story: Christmas in Action teams build wheelchair ramps (PDF)
Contact Info:
432-682-9242
Coordinator: Tracye Vaughan
Service Area: Christmas in Action Affiliates

 

This list of charitable programs and accessibility services is maintained and supported by HandiRamp as a free service to the community. If there's an organization you know of that isn't listed above, you can submit the resource and it will be added to our catalog.

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