Financial Assistance

NDAD can provide financial assistance in two ways:
  • Funds generated by NDAD
  • Funds raised by community projects

Funds generated by the organization

These NDAD funds can be used for:
  •     Prescription medication 
  •     Medical equipment and supplies
  •     Accessibility
  •     Medical travel expenses
  •     Personal attendant care
  •     Transportation
  •     Recreational activities
The use of this type of general assistance funding is restricted by NDAD guidelines.

Contact your local NDAD office or (800) 532-NDAD for more information or to request an application. Or, obtain an application online for NDAD general assistance, plus answers to some frequently asked questions.

NDAD's Financial Loan Program, in association with Alerus Financial, makes low-interest loans available to people wishing to purchase assistive devices. Contact your nearest NDAD office or call (800) 532-NDAD for more information or to request an application. Or, obtain an application and a Q&A online for the Financial Loan Program.

(NOTE: NDAD forms and some other materials are provided online in a .PDF software format. Download Adobe Acrobat's .PDF reader if you don't have one.)

Funds raised by community projects

Through its Community Fundraisers Program, NDAD may act as custodian of any funds raised through community fundraising projects. These funds are raised by community members on behalf of a person with a disability or health challenge.

Because they're not generated by NDAD, these funds can be used to help the person with any appropriate expense within Internal Revenue Service guidelines. 
Money raised via benefits and other community fundraising efforts can be used for the same type of expenses as those funds generated by NDAD, as well as things such as hospital, clinic, or doctor bills; or other disability related costs.

Because NDAD is a charitable, federally approved 501(c3) organization, donations made to NDAD for a community fundraising project are tax deductible, provided you itemize on your taxes. NDAD can provide consulting information on fundraising, assist with some social media and other marketing efforts, and also pay bills and expenses out of the fund as directed by a fund chairperson.

Visit's Community Fundraisers Program page to learn more how it may be able to help you help someone in need in your community. On tha page, you'll also find a list of active NDAD fundraisers and upcoming benefits.



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