Hanger Foundation Grants

We understand it takes a great deal of 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.​

​Giving Guidelines

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)
    • 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. 

Funding Cycle

Grants will be awarded based on the following schedule: 

Spring Cycle
March 1 – Applications due 
May – Awards granted 

Fall Cycle
September 1 – Applications due 
November – Awards granted 

Applying for Grants

All organizations applying for grants must complete the Grant Application Process.

Grants Up To $20,000

Grant Over $20,000

To inquire about a grant of more than $20,000, please contact the Foundation Director at info@hangerfoundation.org.


For questions regarding Hanger Foundation grants:
Phone: 512.777.3932