Personal grants for people with multiple sclerosis

April 03, 2014

Personal grants are available from a variety of MS organizations and offer assistance for everything from mobility equipment to financial support. With summertime fast approaching, grants for cooling equipment for those that are heat sensitive are also available. Check out the links below to learn more about these opportunities. 


The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (

  • Cooling Program: cooling equipment that includes cooling vests, neckties, wristbands, bandanas, work collars, skull-pads and baseball hats. (Applications are accepted from February 1st through June 1st )

  • Brighter Tomorrow Grant: goods and services (valued at up to $1,000.00 per recipient) that improve quality of life by enhancing safety, self-sufficiency, comfort and well-being and includes appliances, televisions, furniture, hobby supplies, retreats, and home modifications (Applications are accepted from June 1st to September 1st)

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (

  • Cooling equipment: cooling vests and wraps

  • Durable medical equipment: shower chairs, grab bars, and hand rails, canes, walkers, wheelchairs

The National MS Society (

  • Wellness and exercise

  • Financial assistance: utility help, counseling, temporary in-home care assistance and durable medical equipment.

The Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands (

  • Financial assistance

  • Durable medical equipment and assistive devices



I was put on disability September of last year since we have endured many financial hardships due to the loss of my income. We are in need of not only financial help but also a handicap accessible so that I can continue driving has no feeling in my feet makes it extremely dangerous for me driving standard vehicles. Any assistance available would be greatly, greatly appreciated!
I,Have MS I ,am bedridden in cannot do anything for self I'm looking for help modify a wheelchair van, thank you !
I am single, 53, living alone. I receive SSDI and I work part time. This does not cover my routine expeses (rent, food, transportation) I have also incurred debt in the process. Please help!!
I have Multiple Scoliosis have had it for 2-7 years depending on what hospital you talk to. I recently moved to florida and noticed I had less flare ups or symptoms. I don't know if it was the weather or the elevation? Before I got setup in Florida I was evicted from the RV park I was staying mainly from the one extra accommodation that was approved when they took my money but a month later the owner came by and asked me to leave. So I'm looking for a grant to afford to live out there. I'm on ssdi and can't afford to live on my own. Does anyone have any suggestions?