The following is a list of resources to help parents, caregivers, and/or participants seek additional financial support for program participation. For additional assistance, check with your private insurance and your employer’s Human Resource Benefits Department for matching gifts or other support.
The Ingeborg A. Biondo Memorial Foundation
“The Ingeborg A. Biondo Memorial Foundation is a not for profit organization devoted to providing assistance to challenged individuals in the tri-state area. The Foundation was created in 1986 as a memorial to Ingeborg A. Biondo who was actively involved in the lives of young children, particularly those in need. The Foundation provides summer ‘camperships’ through local camps in the tri-state area. These programs provide a fun, educational and rewarding experience for kids with special needs.”
Application registration begins annually each Spring and will be accepted on a first come, first considered basis.
Biondo’s scholarships are able to be used for any of GAIT TRC’s equine programs throughout the whole year. Please note that Biondo’s application form is separate from GAIT’s, so you will still need to complete GAIT’s forms each year prior to participation. Current “camp applications” are available via Biondo’s website Application Deadline: May 14, 2020
Pike Autism Support Services
Pike Autism Support Services (PASS) offers support and resources to those affected by ASD. Scholarships are available for recreational activities such as GAIT’s programs, Challenger Baseball, and Challenger Soccer. Parents can request a scholarship application by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All applications will be submitted to the I-Care Committee for review.
Jean Work Scholarship Fund
GAIT TRC is committed to providing financial assistance to those who would otherwise not be able to participate in GAIT’s programs. Prospective applicants are expected to exhaust all other financial options prior to submitting their request. All requests are reviewed by GAIT’s Board of Directors and scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds, participant’s need, commitment, and previous awards.
We do ask that those who have received a scholarship assist with fundraising events when possible and provide a testimonial of how GAIT’s programs have benefited them. These testimonials are used in grant applications, newspaper articles, presentations, and donation requests in order to replenish funds each year. Click HERE to download an application form.