The Jennifer and Gregory Louie Foundation for Cerebral Palsy
The Jennifer and Gregory Louie Foundation for Cerebral Palsy is a private foundation that was established to help both children and adults with Cerebral Palsy enhance their mobility, quality of life, and independence within their communities.
How can I make a donation to the Jennifer and Gregory Louie Foundation for Cerebral Palsy?
The JGL Foundation for Cerebral Palsy is a private foundation, our Canada Revenue number is 84999 8885 RR0001. All general and administrative costs associated with our organization are paid for by Jennifer and Gregory. Therefore, 100% of your donations go directly to helping an individual with cerebral palsy. With that said, you can make a donation by cheque and we can provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.
I would like to apply to the JGL Foundation for funding for myself or my child. How do I start the process?
People who have a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy have difficulty moving their bodies and maintaining posture. It is a result of an injury/lesion to the brain that occurs in utero, during birth, or during infancy. To learn more, please see the "Cerebral Palsy" tab.
What type of assistive technology or equipment will the JGL Foundation accept a grant application?
The JGL Foundation will consider funding for assistive technology that can enhance one's mobility and/or quality of life. Examples of equipment include: wheelchairs, standers, walkers, gait trainers, adaptive bicycles, adaptations to wheelchairs, lifts, positioning devices, adaptive devices to make one's home more accessible, orthotics, extra-depth shoes for orthotics, theratogs/benik vests, switches. These are just a few examples, please email us if you have questions regarding what pieces of equipment/assistive technology will be considered for funding.
Will the JGL Foundation consider funding for wheelchair accessible vans or van conversions?
Unfortunately, due to our limitations with funding, we cannot help with purchasing vans or van conversions. We understand that this is a definite need for individuals with Cerebral Palsy living in British Columbia. And our organization is keeping this in mind as we write grants and make plans to expand in the future.
Will the JGL Foundation consider funding for home modifications to increase accessibility?
Yes, we will consider providing a grant for a home modification to increase accessibility. Due to high costs of home modifications, they are usually partial grants.