CAF Annual Grant Program: Open for Applications

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) 2022 Annual Grant Program is now open for applications!

The Challenged Athletes Foundation’s mission is to serve people with physical disabilities through sport and fitness with meaningful grants. The foundation’s flagship grant program aims to remove the barriers that exist between adaptive athletes and their pursuit of sport and fitness.

Individuals worldwide with permanent physical disabilities are eligible to apply for the CAF grant. Teams, organizations, etc. are not eligible to apply. Medical documentation of disability is required. For more information on eligible expenses and application details please visit the CAF Grants webpage.

CAF is offering THREE grant categories this year. You may only choose one category to apply for. More details for each category are below.

• Sport Expense Grant – provides recipients with monetary funds to be used for sport-related expenses
Equipment Grant – select one piece of equipment from our list of preferred vendors
Athletic Prosthetics Grant – request lower limb running prostheses offered by our global prosthetics partner, Össur

2022 Annual Grant Period – Timeline

The 2022 CAF Grant Period runs from Sept 1, 2021 – Jan 31, 2023

Sept 1, 2021: 2022 Grant application opens

Nov 5, 2021: 2022 Grant Application closes

March 15-31, 2022: Grant Award notifications sent out

March 15, 2022 – May 31, 2022: Grant Award Acceptance & Distribution period

May 31, 2022: Deadline to accept 2022 grant

January 31st, 2023: 2022 Grant Period closes. Monetary grants must be spent, and receipts uploaded

Frequently Asked Questions:

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