Download Grant Application
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The Kelly Packowski MS Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide direct support to individuals and their families from the New England area that are affected by Multiple Sclerosis. We are committed to helping make their daily lives more manageable both financially and emotionally. Each person with MS faces different challenges and we promise to address each individual’s specific needs. By Changing One Life at a Time™, we will improve the quality of life for those individuals and their families battling Multiple Sclerosis.
The Foundation’s objective is to provide financial assistance to families that are facing hardship situations in meeting their day-to-day needs as a result of burdens from this disease. We want to ease the stress and concerns of those families by providing funding for home modifications, assistive devices, home health care, wellness programs, transportation, career counseling, child care and other basic needs. Note: we are unable to process requests for reimbursement of any medications, treatments (i.e. acupuncture, massages, etc.), physical therapy, security deposits or items that have already been purchased.
The Foundation is seeking New England based families that are suffering financial hardships as a result of the cost of caring for a family member with MS. The family should identify specific needs that the Foundation can assist with and provide written estimates for any goods or services requested – applications will not be reviewed without this information. When necessary, the Foundation will be pleased to work with the family to provide guidance on related services and assistance. We expect that grant recipients will be applying for assistance in obtaining products or services that they would otherwise have to forego if not for the Foundation’s funding. To assist as many families as possible, we are limiting grants to a maximum of $1,500 per family per annum. If your request exceeds $1,500 you must provide proof that you are able to pay the balance before being considered. The maximum number of grants per recipient is two per lifetime.
The program is administered by an Advisory Board led by Ms. Kelly Packowski. This Board will review all grant applications, select awardees, provide guidance to the awardees and ensure that the program meets its goals.
Submission and Approval Process
We request that all eligible participants submit the attached grant application, a letter from their attending physician confirming their situation and written estimate(s) of the amount of requested grant to the address below.
The Kelly Packowski MS Foundation
Post Office Box 384
Needham Heights, MA 02494
The Advisory Board will review applications periodically and notify the applicant soon thereafter by mail of the Advisory Board’s decision. All information provided by the applicant is confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the Advisory Board without your written permission. Please note completion and submission of an application does not guarantee your request will be approved.
The Advisory Board will not act on incomplete applications and will contact applicant by mail to request the missing information. If information is not received within 60 days, application will be deemed declined and applicant will be sent a notification letter.
If the Advisory Board approves your application, the Foundation will contact you within two weeks by phone to coordinate the payment of the expenses related to the request or to assist in securing and delivering the approved item(s). If the applicant does not respond or provide the necessary information within 60 days of written notification, approval of grant will be revoked.
If an application is declined, applicant may re-apply for a grant one year from the date of the notification letter.