Challenged Athletes Foundation

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About CAF:

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) supports individuals with physical challenges by providing access to sports and an active lifestyle. In the last 25 years, CAF has given 23,000 grants totaling 100 million dollars for adaptive sports equipment, training, and competition expenses.  CAF’s grant program supports individuals of all ages and of all levels of physical abilities: young athletes, Paralympic hopefuls, wounded veterans, active individuals, and weekend race warriors. In 2018, CAF distributed grants across 95 different sports in all 50 states and 70 countries.

How CAF supports:

  • Grants to individuals for sport related expenses not covered by insurance – adaptive sports equipment like prosthetic running feet, handcycles and sport wheelchairs. Travel, training and competition expenses.
  • Camps & clinics for athletes with physical challenges – running & mobility, para-triathlon, swimming, adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and more.
  • Support for wounded veterans and first responders through Operation Rebound.
  • Mentorship & community to empower individuals, strengthen communities and create new opportunities for all 

The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation

To provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. We believe that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.


To be the world leader in supporting people with physical challenges by providing opportunity and access to sports and physical activity.

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