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Our Recipients

Chive Charities is committed to championing those most in need, targeting four cause categories: veterans, military families, first responders, and rare medical diagnosees, and 501c3 organizations that support those populations. 

Each week, we provide critical grants for recipients with life-altering or life-threatening needs. From therapy equipment like adaptive tricycles and robotic walkers to service dogs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and a wide range of mobility items, Chive Charities fills the gaps where insurance and other resources cannot. 

Chive Charities tells our recipients' stories in a way that makes them a hero of their own story and raises awareness for their cause. We share our recipient stories throughout our network in hopes to educate, advocate, and inspire.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Chive Charities grant, please review the FAQ below to determine eligibility and begin your application today! 

Chive Charities is committed to creating a diverse environment and recipient portfolio and is proud to be an equal opportunity organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for a grant without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or age. 

Now accepting applications for our application review to fund grants between June 2023 and August 2023

Grant Items

We work with our recipients to provide items which will improve their quality of life. Each recipient's case is unique and the items covered are based on the recipient's needs as well as the charity's budget at the time of selection.

Medical Items

Life-Changing Medical Procedures (not fully covered by insurance)

Life-Changing Medical Treatment (not fully covered by insurance)

Medical Supplies (not fully covered by insurance)

Medication Costs (not fully covered by insurance)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Oxygen Concentrator

Nutritional Supplements

Medical Beds

Seizure Monitoring Equipment

Generators to power Medical Equipment

Mobility Items

Adaptive/ADA Vehicle

ADA Accessible Vehicle Conversion

Vehicle Hand Control Installation

Adaptive Car-Seat

Stroller

Power + All Terrain Wheelchair

Wheelchair Adaptation

Activity Chair

Mobility Scooter

Scooter Lift

Ceiling Lift

Stair Lift System

Prosthetics

UTV

Therapy Items

Service Dog & Training

Sensory Equipment

Adaptive Exercise & Sports Equipment

Therapy Swing, Treadmill, Play-set

Theraputic Spa & Pool

Communication Devices + Machines

Physical Therapy Sessions (not covered by insurance)

Adaptive Bicycle & Tricycle

Adaptive Walker, Standing Aid, Gait Trainer

Adjustable/Adaptive Bed

Travel Expenses for Therapy & Procedures

Home Modifications

Accessible Bedroom

Accessible Bathroom

Accessible Kitchen

Sensory Room Build

Bathroom Lift

Wheelchair Ramp

Scooter Ramp

Vertical Platform Lift

Modified Entryways

Heating/Air Install

Roof Repair

Mold Removal

Painting/Insulation

Flooring Replacement

Fencing Installation

Therapy Room Build

Frequently Asked Questions

The application process to be a Chive Charities grant recipient can be a highly involved one. That's no accident. Our system is meant to ensure money drawn from the Green Ribbon Fund is entrusted to people who need it most. Please take some time to read the following FAQ sheet to establish if your cause is eligible.

  • General

    Chive Charities supports underserved veterans, military families, first responders, and rare medical diagnosees with life-changing grants, as well as 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving those populations. Currently, we can only help causes in the United States.

    • Chive Charities tells our recipients' stories in a way that makes them a hero of their own story and raises awareness for their cause. We share our recipient stories throughout our network in hopes to educate, advocate, and inspire.

    • Each week, we provide critical grants for individuals with life-altering or life-threatening needs. From therapy equipment like adaptive tricycles and robotic walkers to service dogs, wheelchair-accessible vans, and a wide range of mobility items, Chive Charities fills the gaps where insurance and other resources cannot. Items we’ve covered in the past can be found here.

    • Chive Charities does not cover past-due medical bills, rent, mortgage or car payments, funeral costs, lost family income, or experimental procedures without governmental body approval. 

  • Eligibility

    You may apply for yourself, a family member, or someone for whom you have guardianship. Due to the number of applications we receive, individuals may only apply once for assistance.

    • Chive Charities utilizes NORD and GARD databases and physical documentation to confirm the diagnosis and rarity of our rare medical applicants 

    • Veterans must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions after their military service 

    • Military families include active-duty service members and veterans, and those with a dependent diagnosed with a life-altering medical condition 

    • First responders include Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, or EMS/Paramedics 

    • Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from a medical professional confirming diagnosis and the need for the requested grant item 

    • Grant items must either improve quality of life or be medically-related and not fully covered by insurance 

    • Applicants who’ve fundraised over $30,000 may not be eligible for a grant and all applicants are required to report on fundraising activity in the application 

    • Applicants with income above $100,000 may not be eligible for a grant

  • Application Process
    • Note: all sensitive documents are uploaded to and housed in our secure server 
    • Income documentation including form 1040 and/or SSA-1099 
    • Photo identification (driver’s license, state issued identification card, student identification card, passport, or passport card) 
    • A list of requested grant items, quotes for each one, and an explanation of how each item will support the applicant
    • Fundraising efforts to date with links to campaigns if available  
    • Digital photos of the applicant 
    • Links to social media accounts 
    • For rare medical applicants: documentation of the applicant’s diagnosis and support for the request grant item(s) from a medical professional
    • For military family, veteran and first responder applicants: documentation of the applicant’s diagnosis or disability from a medical professional
    • For military family and veteran applicants: Military ID (from service member or spouse) or DD214 to verify honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
    • For first responder applicants: a professional reference letter confirming current or past employment, or employee ID from the current employer

    It is important to Chive Charities that each application is reviewed thoroughly. Once your application is submitted and reviewed, our team will follow up via email and share a timeline with you. Please make sure the email in your application is current. 

  • General

    Chive Charities supports underserved veterans, military families, first responders, and rare medical diagnosees with life-changing grants, as well as 501c3 nonprofit organizations serving those populations. Currently, we can only help causes in the United States.

  • Eligibility

    Organizations seeking aid must:

    • Have their federal 501c3 determination letter from the IRS (private foundations are ineligible) 
    • Support causes related to veterans, military families, first responders, or the rare medical community
    • Have annual revenue above $200,000 but below $10 million 
    • Have a program percentage of 70% or more 
    • Have IRS Form 990 from the previous year (we do not accept IRS Forms 990-EZ and 990-N)
    • Be based in the United States

    For nonprofit applicants, an employee may apply on behalf of the organization. Due to the number of applications we receive, individuals may only apply once for assistance.

  • Application Process
    • Federal 501c3 determination letter and proof of current status 
    • Financial information, including:
      • IRS Form 990 (we do not accept IRS Forms 990-EZ and 990-N)
      • Most recent Statement of Financial Activities (which should categorize all income and expenses, showing net surplus or net deficit) 
    • Mission and vision statements for the organization
    • Explanation of organization’s programs and impact 
    • Digital photos of the organization engaging in their programs 

    We receive anywhere from 10-50 applications per day.  Please be patient as our small staff processes the information and vets each application thoroughly.  You may receive ongoing notifications regarding the status of your application.

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