Jett Giving Fund

Jett Foundation established the Jett Giving Fund in 2017 to assist families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy in purchasing unaffordable, but vital medical and accessibility equipment.

About Jett Giving Fund

Today, Jett Giving Fund currently offers families financial assistance through two main branches of support: the Accessible Vehicle Fund and the Emergency Fund. 

The Accessible Vehicle Fund helps families obtain safe, accessible transportation. The Emergency Fund provides grants to families facing unexpected, emergency situations.

If you have any questions about Jett Giving Fund or need assistance with an area of support not mentioned above, please contact Jett Foundation at jettgivingfund@jettfoundation.org.

Areas of Support

Accessible Vehicle Fund

The Accessible Vehicle Fund helps families obtain safe, accessible transportation. 

Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund provides grants to families facing unexpected, emergency situations.

Resources

Tips for Finding Your Perfect Accessible Vehicle

This document includes resources to help you choose what accessible vehicle is right for your family, and what information you will need when applying to the Accessible Vehicle Fund.

Navigating the Accessible Vehicle Fund Application Process

Our webinar on December 1, 2022 will walk through the application process, eligibility requirements, and more. Join us to learn the helpful ins and outs of the AVF application.

Our Impact

July 26, 2022
“We moved to Colorado four months ago because my husband got a job with housing on a ranch. Then we were told the ranch was being sold, and we had only a few days days to move,” says Gail Neal.
May 19, 2022
“As a parent of a son living with Duchenne, the mission of my wife and myself is to do whatever we can to help our son enjoy every moment of life,” says Todd.
April 13, 2022
A Connecticut father reached out to Jett Foundation for assistance with putting food on the table for his family. Jason is a proud father of two boys. His son, Justin (12), was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at just 18-months-old.
April 6, 2022
“For four years, I have stressed about how to deal with getting a safe vehicle. This is life-changing” says Michelle, mother of Kelvin Jones. Kelvin is a young man diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from Johnston, Ohio.
March 28, 2022
“As our boys keep growing, we run into more barriers for transporting our family in a safe manner. Having two boys with Duchenne is incredibly difficult,” says Ember Thomas, the mother of two boys who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
March 21, 2022
On March 6, 2022, The Connecticut Chiefs hosted the 2nd annual Hockey for Jett Charity Game to support the Duchenne community.
March 17, 2022
Kelly Fitzpatrick says her life changed when she learned that not one, but all three of her sons have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Connor (11), Kian (9), and Finnegan McVey (7) are three brothers from Poynette, WI, finding joy in spending each day with one another and their mother who tackles every Duchenne obstacle as a single parent.
March 14, 2022
Addison Schwab is a smart, stubborn, hard-working 12-year-old who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of two and a half.
March 10, 2022
Heather Neal’s 15-year-old son, Tyler Guidry, lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Unfortunately, a Duchenne diagnosis and the obstacles it brings are not all that Heather and her family have had to endure.
February 10, 2022
“Nikko Roadster” is what Domenic Webb plans to name his new accessible van. Domenic is a 24-year-old young man from California, whose journey with Duchenne began in preschool.
February 10, 2022
In 2020, Jett Foundation expanded the Jett Giving Fund program to assist families experiencing unexpected financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing directly from families in our Duchenne muscular dystrophy community, the Emergency Fund arm of our program was launched providing timely financial assistance for necessities such as groceries, housing assistance, utility expenses or other unforeseen costs.
January 20, 2022
Choosing an accessible vehicle is a big decision, with many factors that influence what type of equipment will work best for an individual or family’s needs. We have broken down some of the top consideration factors to help you navigate the decision-making process.

2022 Jett Giving Fund Sponsors

We Can't Do This Without You

Through the generosity of individuals, corporate and foundation supporters, we have provided over $1.5 million worth of equipment to families across the country since the launch of Jett Giving Fund and we look forward to helping families in more ways through our expanded areas of support in 2022.