Charitable Assistance

The Brass Ring Society
551 East Semoran Blvd. Suite E-5
Fern Park, FL 32730
Phone: 800-666-WISH
Provides grants to fulfill dreams of children who suffer from a life threatening or terminal illness.
Department of Health and Human Services
Financial Aid-Federal Hill-Burton
Free Care Program
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 800-638-0742
Maryland Residents: 800-492-0359
The Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery manages the Hill-Burton program, to assure that obligated facilities provide free or reduced cost medical services to those persons who are uninsured and underinsured and meet eligibility criteria. It assists eligible persons in obtaining free medical care, technically assisting obligated facilities concerning provision of free or reduced cost medical care, and providing information to entities applying for TitleXVI grants.
Disability Funding News
CD Publications
8204 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 800-666-6380
Fax: 301-588-6385
A national newsletter covering federal and private funding for people with disabilities. Each issue includes new grant opportunities, proposal-writing tips from funding experts and news on federal and state programs for the disabled and more.
The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003-3076
Phone: 800-424-9836
Fax: 212-807-3677
The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Its audiences include grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation National Office
100 West Clarendon, Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 20036
Phone: 800-722-WISH (9474)
Fax: 602-279-9474
Grants wishes to children under the age of twelve with life threatening illnesses.
National Medicare Hotline
Phone: 800-638-6833
Provides general information on Medicare, its state offices, and programs such as MediGap.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
6 Prospect Street
Midland Park, NJ 07432-1634
Phone: 800-431-2804
NOSSCR is an association of attorneys and paralegals who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants. Our members are committed to providing high quality representation for claimants, to maintaining a system of full and fair adjudication for every claimant, and to advocating for beneficial change in the disability determination and adjudication process.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Phone: 800-346-2742
(TTY) 301-495-5626
ax: 301-562-2401
Provides referrals for persons with disabilities to organizations that may financially assist them in a variety of ways (e.g., education).
Physicians’ Disability Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 827
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone: 410-431-5279
Fax: 410-431-5485
The Physicians' Disability Services, or PDS, is a publishing company that helps people with disabilities prove their Social Security disability claims, manage periodic disability reviews, and resume productive activity.
Reference Service Press
5000 Windplay Drive, Suite 4
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: 916-939-9620
Offers a publication entitled Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families, 1998-2000, A Listing of Scholarships, Fellowships, Loans, Grants, Awards, Internships, and other Funding Programs.
Social Security Administration
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone: 800-772-1213
(TTY) 800-325-0778
Provides publications, information and forms for the Social Security disability program.
The Sunshine Foundation
P.O. Box 255
Loughman, FL 33858
Phone: 941-424-4188
Fax: 941-424-4360
This non-profit organization grants wishes to chronically and terminally ill, disabled and physically abused children, ages 2 ½ to 22. An annual reunion is also held to encourage children with Progeria.