Making a Gift to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund
WHO can donate to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission?
Anyone can make a tax-deductible donation to the Trust Fund. Current applicants for a Trust Fund distribution can not make a donation if you have an active application open.
WHY make a donation?
There are many reasons to support the Trust Fund with your gifts, below are just a few:
- The number of persons treated in a Georgia hospital with a traumatic brain injury has increased from 44,000 persons in 2004 to 57,000 in 2007- an increase of nearly thirty percent (data from the Central Registry of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries in Georgia 2007).
- The average cost of a grant (2007) to a Georgian with a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury from the Trust Fund has risen to $7,306.
- The Trust Fund has recently raised the limit for funding for physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive therapy and neurobehavioral therapy to $15,000 per year.
- Most private insurance will not cover the long-term costs associated with traumatic brain injury including cognitive and neurobehavioral therapy.
- The Trust Fund is the only organization in Georgia that provides regular funding (up to $15,000) to help purchase a modified van for a person with a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury.
HOW can my donation help?
Your donation to the Trust Fund will help us fund additional grants to eligible Georgians across our state. The Trust Fund makes awards in many categories of assistance such as: (click here to see the complete list and our Distribution Policies)
- Assistive technology
- Medical and rehabilitative care
- Home modifications
- Personal support services
- Durable medical equipment
Trust Fund grants are only awarded to Georgians with the proper medical documentation detailing that their injury was a traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury and are legal residents of the state of Georgia.
The Trust Fund’s Commissioners are persons appointed by the Governor who have personally felt the impact of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. We thank you for your decision to support our vital work that provides our citizens with a better quality of life; a life of inclusion, independence and freedom of choice.