Ataxia Connection provides financial assistance through grants to improve the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Ataxia and/or their care partners. Individuals requesting funding must meet grant eligibility requirements and reside in Ataxia Connection’s service area of Nebraska or Iowa. Through a very generous donation in honor of a family member in St Louis, MO, we are currently able to provide financial assistance to individuals in the Greater St Louis area.

Funds requested from Ataxia Connection are not guaranteed. All applications are verified and then reviewed bimonthly (every other month) by Ataxia Connection’s Board of Directors. If approved, requested funds may not be granted in their entirety. Ataxia Connection reserves the right to fund a grant in any amount regardless of the amount requested. Fund availability is dependent upon capital raised by Ataxia Connection, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ataxia Connection does not provide funds directly to individuals/applicant, but to the business or person providing services. Ataxia Connection does not reimburse individuals for expenses already incurred. All application requests must be filled out, submitted, and approved prior to any purchase or payment being made. If approved, Ataxia Connection will pay the service provider directly. If funds are allocated for ADA modifications, Ataxia Connection must receive a copy of the contract with the provider before said provider is paid. Depending upon the contract, some funds may be paid only upon completion of project milestones.

For grants approved for durable medical appliances and equipment, such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, recumbent bicycles, etc., we ask that when the item is no longer needed, we ask that when the item is no longer needed, the grant recipient donate that item to an organization that provides no fee/low free or rental of items for persons in need.


Each applicant must be an individual diagnosed with ataxia, as verified by a health care provider. The recipient must reside in our service area and the grant request must align with one of the Ataxia Connection application categories. The applicant must also be prepared to include required documentation, which consists of a prescription or written recommendation for the services or equipment and a copy of the invoice or bid for services.

The following Grant Categories include:

  • Construction
  • Durable Medical Equipment/Repairs of Equipment
  • Home Services
  • Medical/Respite Care/Dental
  • Therapy (Physical Health or Mental Health)
  • Travel related to Ataxia diagnosis
  • Quality of Life

Questions or Grant Application Assistance: Please contact Executive Director, Theresa Nelson at or 402.979.6331

The Grant Application and all supporting documentation can be sent to one of the following addresses:

Email, Subject: Grant Request Additional Information


Ataxia Connection
Attn: Grant Requests
P.O. Box 24214
Omaha, NE 68124

By accepting a grant provided to you by Ataxia Connection you agree to allow Ataxia Connection to use the applicants name, story, and likeness to help promote Ataxia Connection and its services. Ataxia Connection, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Tax ID #81-2926708.

Click Grant Application to start the application process.