The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund Application

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The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund is an endowment held at Triangle Community Foundation. Established in 1951, the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation has continued a long tradition of providing assistance to children ages birth through 18 years with cerebral palsy living in North Carolina. 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 accepts applications for children:

  • Ages birth through 18;
  • Living in the state of North Carolina; and
  • 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; equipment that has already been purchased and paid in full.

Applications can be typed (recommended) or hand-written and must be submitted to Triangle Community Foundation by email, mail or fax, postmarked on or before November 1st, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Applications can be found on our website at

Average grant size will be $1,000. Larger grant requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must provide sufficient justification for the item(s) requested.

Once a grant is approved, applicants will have three months to sign and return a grant agreement to Triangle Community Foundation. Grantees will be required to select one of the following two payment options and may be required to submit additional information:
Grant payment will be made directly to the family for the purchase of requested equipment/service(s). Grantees will be required to provide receipts after purchase in order to be eligible for funding in the future. Grant awards that exceed $600 may be considered taxable income and will require a signed W-9.
Grant payment will be made to the family’s choice of vendor. Family must be able to provide an agreement signed by the vendor indicating the willingness and ability to accept a 3rd-party check as payment.

If you need additional assistance, please contact Sarah Battersby, Scholarships and Donor Services Officer at or 919-474-8370 ext. 4015.



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