Giving Guidelines

We understand it takes a great deal time and resources to apply for grants. The Hanger Foundation provides the following giving guidelines in order to clearly define the focus areas we support and to respect the efforts of both grant seekers and grant reviewers.​
  • The Hanger Foundation supports 501c3 organizations that directly and positively impact people with physical challenges in need in the United States that fit within our focus areas:
    • Awareness and prevention of diseases that adversely affect physical ability (ex. diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis)
    • Rehabilitation and support services for related illnesses or trauma (ex. stroke, sports injuries, combat related injuries)
    • Patient advocacy initiatives focused on advancing policy changes that positively impact patients
    • Athletic programs and events for individuals with physical challenges
  • The Hanger Foundation primarily funds projects or programs by 501c3 organizations.  Operating expenses are only funded up to 15% of the total grant and only when connected with a funded project or program. 
  • All organizations applying for grants must complete the Grant Application Process.
  • First-time grantees are eligible for one-year grants only.
  • Funding for the following purposes is significantly limited: seed/pilot funding, capacity building, and capital campaigns.
  • The Hanger Foundation does not fund individuals, endowments, or political organizations. 
Giving Guidelines