Welcome to the Challenged Athletes Foundation Grant Programs.


It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.


We believe that no challenge is too great with the right support. That’s why our goal is to provide physically challenged people with the tools they need to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. We advocate for all levels of physical activity as a way to enhance quality of life for all.


CAF Grant programs include the following:

  • Access for Athletes - Our flagship grant program that is open to any person with a physical disability that wants to participate in sports or athletics. The application for this program is available September 1 - December 1 with awards announced in April the following year.


  • Operation Rebound - FOR U.S. MILITARY/FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY. Our program for active duty, or honorably discharged members of the United States military service as well as members of the police, fire department, or paramedics ONLY. This application process for this program is available year round.


All applicants must create a new account this year. Please choose "Register" to start a new account and enter the required information. After you have done so, you can choose "log-in" when you return to the site.


We look forward to reading your application!

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