Spina Bifida of WNY, Inc. assists its members with extraordinary expenses related to spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.  The following funds are available to current dues paying members of SBWNY:

Brace & Equipment Fund – Reimburses members with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus
up to a yearly maximum of $400 for medical, adapted sports equipment and assistive technology.  
Click here for application.
Barbara Benz Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund – Assists members with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with post high school educational costs (includes vocational training)  up to a maximum of $500 yearly.  Full and part time students are encouraged to apply. Click here for application.

Enrichment Activities – A yearly maximum of $200 is available to individuals with spina
bifida and/or hydrocephalus to help defer costs related to enrichment activities.
Click here for application
Hospitality Fund Reimburses members up to $100 annually for expenses related to
hospital admission such as parking, television, telephone and meals for immediate family members.  
 Click here for application.
WNY Mopars Adapted Bicycle Fund Provides adapted bicycles for members with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus as determined through guidelines established by the WNY Mopars
Car Club.
Click here for application.
Physical Fitness Fund - Assists individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with costs related to physical fitness activities such as:  gym membership fees, exercise/fitness classes, adapted sports programs, and various weight loss programs.  Click here for application.
Respite Fund - Provides assistance with dependent care cost for person with spina bifida and/or hydrochephalus over 13 years of age.  Click here for application.


*Fund recipients must reside in SBWNY’s service area which is: Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Orleans, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming or Genesee counties.  All recipients are encouraged to join a committee or assist with a SBWNY function or fundraiser.  All awards are given on a first come first served basis and upon availability of funds.


If you were unable to download the application, you may contact one of the following individuals to obtain an application.


Janet Slack