What is it?
The 10 and 90 Spinal Cord Injury Grant is a grant of $500+. It supports those individuals who suffer spinal cord injuries and are in need of financial assistance to purchase equipment, pay for therapy, services and any other item/program necessary to help. It is on a case-by-case basis, and we will work with the individual or group to decide how much to grant.
For the individuals and families coping with a spinal cord injury, the challenges and difficulties can be significant. Concern for the well-being of the injured loved one is often times coupled with anxiety over lifestyle changes and financial issues.
Interested in applying for The 10 and 90 Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Grant?
A spinal cord injury can be quite expensive. The estimated lifetime costs of spinal cord injuries average hundreds of thousands of dollars and can easily exceed into the millions if the injury is severe enough. Even if an individual or family has excellent insurance coverage, the cost of obtaining adequate transportation (van, hand controls for a car), home renovations (access ramps, widening door ways, refitting bathrooms, stair/ramp lifts), therapy and insurance co-payments can quickly amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Through the amazing generosity of our supporters, The 10 and 90 Foundation is able to award grants that can help to cover some of these expenses.
Even though we will award this grant to any individual with a spinal cord injury, we do take preference to young people who are injured while participating in athletics.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Facts
- The US population size in the U.S. is 314 million
- Estimated 282,000 Americans in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury
- Annual incident of SCI is approximately 54 cases per million of the population.
- Approximately 17,000 new SCI cases every year
- 41% Incomplete Quadriplegic
- 19% Incomplete Paraplegic
- 12% Complete Quadriplegic
- 18% Complete Paraplegic
- 50% of Americans suffering a spinal cord injury are between 16-30 years of age
- 80% of spinal injuries affect males
Estimated Lifetime Costs by age at injury (25 years old)
- $4,729,788 – High level complete quadriplegic
- $3,455,879 – Low level complete quadriplegic
- $2,312,846 – Paraplegic
- $1,580,148 – Motor function at any level
Causes of injury
- 38% Vehicular
- 30.5% Falls
- 13.5% Violence
- 9% Sports
- 5% Medical/Surgical
- 4% Other
Sited NSCISC National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, and Shield HealthCare
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
You can easily apply online, using our application form. It only takes a few moments to fill out.
How big of a grant do I get if I am approved?
It all depends, and is a case-by-case basis. We will work with the individual or group to decide how much to grant. But, you can usually expect to be awarded at least $500.
Who can apply for the grant?
Any individual or group representing an individual with a spinal cord injury. We take preference to those who become injured during an athletic event, but are open to helping everyone. During the application process, you will be able to describe your injury and how it happened.
When is the grant awarded?
The grant will be awarded as soon as the individual is selected. Once approved, we will get the mailing the address of the individual, and send a check via USPS.
What if I have other questions about the grant?
If you still have questions about the grant, process, approval, etc., please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Grant Recipients
Since we launched, we’ve been able to help some individuals with spinal cord injuries. View below to learn more about each recipient.
Brad was born and raised in western Washington. He now lives in Lapeer Michigan with his girlfriend Kelcey. He started racing Flat Track at age 6 and it quickly became his family’s lifestyle.
Brad was a natural on a bike and won many regional and national championships as an amateur and as a Pro. His biggest accomplishment in racing was winning the American Flat Track Expert Grand National Championship in 2013 at age 20. In doing so, he became the third youngest champion of the oldest two-wheeled Motorsport in America.
This year, he is working for the Indian Motorcycle Factory Racing Team as a technical advisor and rider coach along with American Flat Track as their live stream video commentator.