Financial Assistance

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’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 HERE via Biondo’s website. 

*Biondo’s Registration is OPEN*

Pike Autism Support Services of NEPA

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 [email protected] or [email protected]. All applications will be submitted to the I-Care Committee for review.

Jean Work Scholarship Fund

GAIT 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 the Jean Work Scholarship application form 

GAIT-ACE Fund Scholarships

The Fund’s primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to individuals who would otherwise not be able to participate in GAIT’s programs. The Fund is managed by the Greater Pike Community Foundation.

All requests will be evaluated by GAIT’s Executive Director, the GAIT Board of Directors, and the GAIT Advisory Council. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds, participant’s need (including proof of income), commitment and previous awards.

An application fee of $25 is required, made payable to GPCF. Please include with your submission.

Click HERE to download the GAIT-ACE Scholarship application form.

Assistance may be found at the Wounded Warrior Project. Use this link to register online for a WWP PATH Intl. referral.