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Miller-Dwan Foundation

Abilities First Fund
Joan Oswald
502 East 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55805
218.786.1504
Fax: 218-786-8062

MN Relay
711 or 80-627-3529
www.mdfoundation.org
joswald@mdfoundation.org

Eligible applicants: Individuals with physical disabilities and limited financial resources who reside in our geographic service area. Eligible applicants are restricted to those individuals who have a primary diagnosis of spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, congenital disability, or other documented neuromuscular or neurological trauma or disorder.

The Abilities First Fund purchases physical rehabilitation equipment and aids that allow those with physical limitations to live life more fully and integrate in the community, workplace, or school.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, congenital disability, other documented neuromuscular or neurological trauma or disorder

Area of Minnesota served:
Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin

Eligibility criteria:
The applicant must be able to be positively impacted by physical rehabilitation, diagnosis must result in a barrier to the applicant, applicant must demonstrate financial need

Maximum amount individual can receive:
None

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Loan Device

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671


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