Grant Application

Surfgimp Foundation assists individuals with disabilities to participate in “limitless adventures” by

awarding grant funding to help cover the cost of equipment, travel, lodging, support personnel/caregivers, admission/entry fees etc. so they can participate in activities of their choosing.


The 2019 grant application will open October 15 and close on December 15, 2018. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. 


Applications should be submitted via email to info@teamsurfgimpfoundation.org. Although not preferred, applications can also be mailed to P.O. Box 5153 Arlington, VA 22205.


Please download the grant application below.

2019 Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions

What is the procedure for applicant notification and grant distribution?

The grant committee will notify all applicants of their status via email the first week of January. Grantees will be invited to attend a fundraising event in January to receive their funds directly. If they are unable to attend, or choose to participate remotely (ie: Skype, video sent before the event etc.) a check will be mailed.

How can grant funds be used?

Surfgimp Foundation assists individuals with disabilities to participate in “limitless adventures” by awarding grant funding to help cover the cost of equipment, travel, lodging, support personnel/caregivers, admission/entry fees etc. so they can participate in activities of their choosing.

Is the Surfgimp Foundation Grant only available for surfing?

No! Although inspired by an adaptive surfer, the Foundation will consider applications for many types of adaptive sports and other activities.

What are reasons a grant application could be denied?

Applications that are not complete, lack detail or do not convey a clear need may not be considered for approval. In addition, if funds are not available, grants will be denied.

Previous Grant Recipients

Surfgimp Foundation Sponsors Brock Johnson, Adaptive Surfer, US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships

9/24/2018

Surfgimp Foundation is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring Brock Johnson, adaptive surfer, as he competes in the 2nd Annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships in Oceanside, California the first weekend in October. Team Surfgimp members will be traveling to Oceanside, CA alongside Brock to provide water support and cheer from the sand.


Seven years ago Brock fractured his neck when he dove from a pontoon boat into shallow water, not realizing the boat had drifted from the deeper waters where he dove safely earlier that day. A few years later, after attending an adaptive surfing event in North Carolina, Brock was inspired to return home to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and share his stoke with others. He is currently the President of Coastal Adaptive Sports and a board member of Adaptive Surf Project (http://AdaptiveSurfProject.com), a non-profit that provides surfboards to surfers with disabilities and sets up adaptive surfing clinics for people with all levels of physical and cognitive abilities to get out and enjoy the waves.


In August, Brock placed 2nd in the Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championship in his division. Shortly after returning home he had an extended hospital stay due to health concerns and is in the process of increasing his endurance and stamina so he can return to the water. In Hawaiian, ho’omau means to persevere; to never give up, to perpetuate, and to continue in a way that causes good to be long-lasting. Jay Liesener was the embodiment of ho’omau. Brock personifies the same character. Surfgimp Foundation is proud to sponsor Brock as he continues to advance the sport of adaptive surfing!

Surfgimp Foundation Awards 1st Grant

1/14/2018

Surfgimp Charitable Foundation was pleased to award the first grant to Tyme Fiedorczyk on January 14, 2018 to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair that will fit in the back of her adapted van for easy transport. Now she can travel in ease with her family to the beach, through the woods and in the snow. As a self-proclaimed daredevil, Tyme has grand plans for her limitless adventures!

5/7/2018

Our first grant recipient was able to enjoy her family vacation to the Bahamas thanks to her new all-terrain chair with rolling travel bag. The generosity of our donors is already changing lives! When travel is possible the world gets a whole lot bigger...