Touch the Future Inc. Scholarship Fund
Touch the Future provides scholarship funding opportunities for qualified individuals for the purchase of computers, assistive technology, and other services as funding is available. Please go to our donation page to make a tax deductible contribution to our scholarship fund. Thank you.
Touch the Future On the Spot crowd funding is designed to assist individuals with disabilities, seniors, disabled Veterans, and those who are disadvantaged to raise the necessary funds to meet life goals. In addition, organizations and communities may use Touch the Future On the Spot to expand access and inclusion of people with disabilities; and projects can support assistive technology development and disabled entrepreneur’s startup and expansion projects.
All projects will help to create a scholarship fund for technology for those in need. Instead of 5% going into the bank accounts of crowd funding platform owners, Touch the Future On the Spot funds will go back to the community it is designed to support. For more information about scholarship sponsorship opportunities or starting your Touch the Future On the Spot project email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALS TLC is a technology loan closet for individuals who have been diagnosed with ALS and other rare neuro-muscular disorders. ALS TLC was created by The Warren Family, who know first hand the challenges of families living with ALS. ALS TLC is a program of Touch the Future Inc. (www.touchthefuture.us)
ALS TLC’s goal is to raise the necessary funds and acquire technology that will improve independence and the overall quality of life of those in need. We are building a loan closet through partnerships, fundraising, financial donations and donated technologies. All donations are tax deductible.
Individuals will be able to request to check out technology for loan from the ALS TLC for a small fee. Each check out is for 90 days but can be renewed for additional periods. All technology checked out is required to be returned to the ALS TLC.
ALS TLC is also building a scholarship fund to help with the purchase of technology, home modification expenses or medical bills. Please check back for more details when this service is available.
ALS TLC is also excited to offer crowd funding opportunities through www.touchthefuture-onthespot.us. You can setup your own project to help raise the critical funds you need. All projects will support the ALS TLC scholarship fund.
South Carolina Assistive Technology & WorkABILITY Loan Programs
(Alternative Financing Programs from Allied Opportunities, Inc.)
Provides funding for all types of AT items, such as vehicles, equipment, and home modifications. The item requested must relate to the type of disability and be intended to enhance the quality of life for the AT User and/or Authorized Representative of the person with a disability. The loans range from $1,000 up to $30,000. Most applications are for purchasing modified vehicles.
Clayton Knight, Loan Program Manager
PO Box 3197
West Columbia, SC 29171
SC Equipment Distribution Program
SCEDP serves South Carolina residents who have a hearing or speech challenge. The equipment includes enhanced phones and alerting devices. People who qualify for the program are provided free equipment to use for as long as they remain in the state.
People can apply to SCEDP by choosing a product that meets their needs, obtaining a professional certification of a qualifying disability, and submitting the required application materials. There are no income requirements. SCEDP reaches out to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, blind/low vision with hearing loss, and speech impaired.
Application instructions can be found on the SC Equipment Distribution Program website.
Autism Funding for Technology
When trying to find funding to help a child with autism, start with the child’s needs when considering what to start with. Does the child have difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, social skills? Once you identify the area of need, you will better know what aid to seek.
Foundations for Autism Funding: