We're awarding a total of $18,000 in 2022!
(1) Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Advertisement Fees, up to $100
(2) Consumable Medical Supplies (CMS), up to $400
(3) Accessible Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, up to $200
(4) Assistive Technology (AT), up to $200
(5) Durable Medical Equipment (DME), up to $200
PCA Advertising Fees
Grants up to $100
Cover costs of job advertisements for hiring essential care staff, which can be expensive depending on geographic location and posting platform.
Consumable Medical Supplies
Grants up to $400
Cover costs of medically necessary items not often covered by insurance, such as urinary supplies, facial masks, medical gloves, nutritional supplements.
Accessible Vehicle Maintenance
Grants up to $200
Cover costs related to the safe operation of a primary vehicle that assists in attending medical appointments, accessing the community, and more.
Grants up to $200
Cover costs of devices, gadgets, hardwares, softwares, and other technologies that are used to promote independent living and functionality.
Durable Medical Equipment
Grants up to $200 Cover costs of buying or repairing essential but expensive medical equipment such as wheelchairs, transfer lifts, slings, ventilators, batteries, and more.
Meet the ALEF Committee
ALEF Committee members are volunteer professionals living with a neuromuscular disability themselves. They are responsible for identifying community needs, developing grant policies and procedures, designing applications, and vetting grant recipients.
History of ALEF
The ALEF grant program was created and named in honor of one of NMD United’s founders, Alex Landis, who died suddenly on June 28, 2015.
To continue Alex's legacy of helping others, the ALEF program offers financial relief to adults living with neuromuscular disabilities through independent living grants in various categories of needs.
Since its formation in 2015, the ALEF program has awarded thousands of dollars in funding independent living to the neuromuscular community. This has been made possible by the volunteer committee members and generous donations.
If you'd like to help continue ALEF's future, donate here.
This annual fundraiser celebrates the life and legacy of Alex Landis. Each August in St. Augustine, Florida, Alex Landis is remembered for the great acts she did serving others during her time on Earth. Individuals are able to participate in this event virtually or from any location!
Proceeds from this run go towards NMD United's ALEF grant program.