FOUNDATION REQUEST OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES
As the philanthropic arm of Permobil, the Permobil Foundation believes that regardless of disability, everyone deserves a chance to reach their dreams without limitations. No person should be excluded from opportunity due to a disability. Independent mobility is a basic human right. This is the heart of why Permobil Cares.
We offer valuable support and financial assistance to organizations and agencies that improve the quality of life for all individuals with mobility limitations. The Permobil Foundation provides several areas of support at a local, regional and national level:
- Sponsorship for events (such as walks, galas, golf tournaments)
- Grant funding (program based needs and scholarships)
- Employee engagement (volunteer opportunities for employees)
- In-kind donations (advanced rehab mobility solutions and accessories)
The Foundation prefers to make contributions that will have a significant and lasting impact on a group/organization as well as its community. The Foundation places special emphasis on assisting results-oriented organizations that focus on enhancing the quality of life of individuals with disabilities. The Foundation Board of Directors has the ultimate discretion and may give final approval for any funding outside of these guidelines.
The Permobil Foundation Board of Directors meet once a month to consider donation, sponsorship, and grant requests. All applicants will be notified of the status of funding their application after the monthly board meeting. Applications are due by the 20th of each month (no exceptions). All event sponsorship request must be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to the event.
Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proposals may, at the discretion of the Permobil Foundation and the Board of Directors, be either fully funded, partially funded, declined, or the organization may be asked to resubmit and provide additional information. Funding for capital expenditures, ongoing expenses and salaries are not an approved use of funds. Please note that in-kind product donations are limited and are only given at the discretion of the Permobil Foundation and the Board of Directors.
The Permobil Foundation’s fiscal year is on the calendar year. The Board of Directors make their decision based on findings and recommendations prepared for them by the Foundation staff. The Foundation requests that only one application be submitted during a twelve-month period.