The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) announced a record-breaking 3,921 individual grants were awarded to athletes worldwide—making it the largest grant distribution in the organization’s 26-year history. Through the 2020 grant distribution, challenged athletes in 50 states and 42 countries are receiving a variety of grants representing $5.9 million in support.

The Grant Program includes funding for adaptive sports equipment not covered by medical insurance, such as running prosthetics, handcycles, and sport wheelchairs, along with training and competition travel expenses. This year’s grant distribution spans across 103 different sports and activities including track and field, adaptive fitness training, blind surfing, wheelchair rugby, equestrian, sledge hockey, and more.

“Our largest grant distribution in history comes at a critical time when these life-changing grants will be needed more than ever,” said Virginia Tinley, CAF chief executive director.

Visit to find out more about applying for a 2021 grant.