Transplant Assistance Grants
Richie’s Spirit Foundation recognizes the financial burden an organ transplant has on a family. To help alleviate some of these pressures, Richie’s Spirit Foundation has set-up Transplant Assistance Grants, which help off-set some of the expenses for a family with a child waiting for or who recently received an organ donation. Grants will be awarded in the form of gift cards for gas, airlines or groceries.
In our beginning year, Richie's Spirit Foundation awarded $500 in grants to families at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where Richie received his double-lung transplant. In 2015, the program has expended its partnership to several hospitals nationwide and has opened its application to patients throughout the country. The program is projected to fund $3,500 in financial assistance this year.