United Spinal & Permobil to offer grants for Smart Drives, Seat Elevators


United Spinal Association and the Permobil Foundation have partnered to offer United Spinal members the opportunity to apply for a Roll Forward grant of either a Smart Drive or Active-Height seat elevator on a new Permobil Wheelchair order.

"We're thankful for the support of Permobil Foundation to empower our members to attain greater independence. Their partnership has helped us expand our mission to improve the quality of life for all people with spinal cord injury and disease," said James Weisman, President and CEO of United Spinal.

Awards are limited and will be given based on financial need.

In order to qualify you must:

  • Be a United Spinal member. Membership is free and it takes less than 3 minutes to apply online here.

  • Applications can be received from United Spinal and once approved by United Spinal, they will be submitted to the Permobil Foundation (application must be approved prior to ordering your new Permobil wheelchair). If approved, you will be notified and the wheelchair quote will be revised to reflect the donation. The revised quote will be sent to the provider/dealer of the wheelchair. Donation credit cannot be issued if the chair is ordered prior to approval.

  • Questions can be directed to Permobil Foundation at info@permobilfoundation.org

  • Complete the Roll Forward Grant application here: https://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/United_Spinal_Product_Application.pdf