Ramp Funding

Resources for Accessible Ramps

Limited funds available for ramp construction!

The Ability Experience

Originally called Push America, the Ability Experience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities. Push America was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. They offer several construction grants, viewable on their website.

PO Box 241368
Charlotte, NC 28224
Phone: 704-504-2400
Website: www.abilityexperience.org
Email: tsmith@abilityexperience.org 


Massachusetts-based Amramp is a leading manufacturer of modular steel wheelchair ramps that can adapt to a variety of home setups. They also provide a listing of funding sources by state.

202 W. First St.
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 888-715-7598 (Toll-free)
Website: http://www.amramp.com/

Anderson Interfaith Ministries

Anderson Interfaith Ministries coordinates with area church groups, civic organiza"ons and
clubs to build ramps or make minor repairs on an as needed basis. AIM seeks dedicated
groups to volunteer their "me for this need.

1202 South Murray Ave.
Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: (864) 226-2273
Fax: (864) 225-0349
Website: www.aimcharity.org

Diligent Hands/Gratuitous Hearts

Todd Wilko
(864) 232-9797


The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps and home modifications (widening of doors, lowering of sinks, door knobs, cabinets, etc.) to people who use wheelchairs who cannot afford the cost of such modifications.

566 Rawl Road,
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 803-730-8042
Website: http://www.emmanuwheel.org

Greenville County Redevelopment Authority

Kathy Elgin
(864) 242-9801

Habitat for Humanity

(864) 375-1177

Hands on Greenville

(864) 242-4224

Home Builders Association of South Carolina

The Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) is a professional, non-profit association committed to promoting housing for people of all income levels and the production of quality homes.

1419 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Phone: (803) 771-7408
Fax: (803) 254-5762
Website: www.hbaofsc.com

Home Works of America

Home Works is a nonprofit founded in 1996 to repair homes of homeowners in need, assist youth in their development, and empower communities to meet the needs of their members. Home Works is dedicated to assisting individuals who require home repairs and meet the following criteria: Own their home, live in the home, and are on a fixed income (such as SSI and SSDI).

PO Box 102
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 781-4536
Fax: (803) 233-9389
Website: www.homeworksofamerica.org

Homes of Hope

(864) 269-4663

LightHouse Ministries

Lighthouse Ministries provides assistance to Florence County residents in need who have not been able to access other services. The agency may assist with rent/mortgage payments, essential utlity bills, medicine (when not covered by insurance), and home modifications. In addition, the agency may provide referrals to other appropriate local agencies and will provide traveler's aid to individuals who have been stranded and are trying to get home.

201 East Elm. Street
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: (843) 629-0830
Fax: (843) 629-9254
Website: www.lighthouseflorence.org

Little River Lions Club

Serves Longs and Little River, SC only

P.O. Box 972
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 798-2397

My Home

My Home is dedicated to creatinng safer, barrier-free environments that work for everyone. With careful planning, thoughdul design and high quality construction, My Home modifies homes by assessing the existing space needs for mobility and recommending products and services to meet each homeowner’s unique needs.

Address: 7720 Columbia Rd.
St. Matthews, SC 29135
Phone: (803) 331-8081
Website: www.myhomesc.net

New Spring Church

(864) 226-6585

Operation Home

Since its inception, hundreds of homes have been repaired by Operation Home, totaling in excess of $1 million. Operation Home’s mission is to help people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs for low-income residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. Operation Home receives referrals from a wide network of providers, including home health agencies, utility companies, churches, schools, disability service centers, and other social service agencies.

2120 Noisette Blvd., Suite 124
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 853-3211
Website: operationhome.org

Palmland Community Development Foundation

Can provide grants between $6,000 and $20,000 for emergency home repairs that are "immediately needed and necessary." They serve the following counties (Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw, Sumter and Orangeburg), but on request may be able to help people in other counties.

Palmland CDF Website

Project Vision

For Aiken County only
(803) 648-8331
Project Vision website

Rewigo Ministries

(864) 643-5711
(864) 239-3708

SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN)

SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.They assist people with disabilities and their families in meeting needs, pursuing possibilities and achieving life goals, and to minimize the occurrence and reduce the severity of disabilities through prevention.

3440 Harden Street Ext
Columbia SC 29240
(803) 898-9600 Voice/TDD
Website: www.state.sc.us/ddsn/

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Special Limited Funding:

Do you know someone with a spinal cord injury who needs a wheelchair ramp built for his or her home? If they cannot afford the cost of constructing a ramp, there are some limited funds available though the end of 2012 to help them do so. The funds are provided through a grant obtained by the Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Roper Hospital in Charleston.

Up to $1,000 per ramp is available for lumber and supplies. Funds generally take three to four weeks to obtain, and recipients must be residents of South Carolina. Labor is not provided so individuals are recommended to talk with church and community groups about handling the ramp construction.

136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210
Angela Jacildone, MSW
Outreach Coordinator
SC Spinal Cord website
SC Spinal Cord on Facebook

Share, Inc.

(864) 269-0700

South Carolina Assistive Technology & WorkABILITY Loan Programs
(Alternative Financing Programs from Allied Opportunities, Inc.)

Provides funding for all types of AT items, such as vehicles, equipment, and home modifications. The item requested must relate to the type of disability and be intended to enhance the quality of life for the AT User and/or Authorized Representative of the person with a disability. The loans range from $1,000 up to $30,000. Most applications are for purchasing modified vehicles.

Clayton Knight, Loan Program Manager
PO Box 3197
West Columbia, SC 29171
Phone: (803)726-7143
Fax: (803)822-8948
SC AT Loan Program

Share Inc.

Share Inc. provides assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. The agency may also help with weatherization to the homes of persons who qualify due to income, age, and/or disability so they may continue to live safely in their homes.

1200 Pendleton Street.
Greenville, SC 29603
Phone: (864) 269-0700
Fax: (864) 295-6151
Website: www.sharesc.org

United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA offers direct and guaranteed loans to help very low- to moderate-income rural households purchase, construct, repair, or relocate homes. The Home Improvement and Repair Program provide loans for very low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards and make homes accessible for people with disabilities.

Rural Housing Development
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1007
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-5163
Fax: (803) 765-5633
Website: www.rurdev.usda.gov

World Changers

Conceived at a Souther Baptist Convention and starting in Tennessee, World Changers organizes youth each summer in local chapters across the country in construction and repair projects for those who can't afford them. If you interested, then you can contact World Changers.

Online Information Resources:

Infinitec, Inc.

Making and Paying for Home Modifications to Enable Aging in Place

National Resource Center to Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Ramps.org - Online directory of community ramp building programs

RESNA Home Modification Resource Guide

SC Access - Aging and Disability Information

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