Charities and Support Groups

United States

OrganizationDescription
AmplitudeAmplitude magazine provides valuable and unbiased news, information, and resources for amputees who want to live more fully, as well as articles and information relevant to their families and their caregivers. It offers content on a wide variety of topics, including peer support, active living, emotional issues, health and wellness, mobility, and adaptive living—anything that will help amputees enjoy all that life has to offer.
Amputee CoalitionThe Amputee Coalition of BC Society is the nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care, and preventing limb loss. With the generous support of the public, we are helping amputees live well with limb loss, raising awareness about limb loss prevention and ensuring amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to live full, thriving lives.
Crossroads Adaptive Athletic AllianceCrossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance is the only US 501c3 nonprofit of its kind – building a stronger community for adaptive athletes and their coaches. We help athletes with permanent needs participate in life-changing fitness opportunities through education, grants, and competition.
Disabled Sports USA Move United’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high-performance sport, and educational programs.
Disabled World Disability Information Disabled-World.Com is an independent Health and Disability news source that offers subject areas covering seniors and disability news, assistive device reviews, and articles on everything from helpful tips to disability sports articles. Their slogan “Towards Tomorrow” reflects on the fact that humanity is on its way toward the manifestation of global recognition of the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.
E-Nablee-NABLE is an online global community of “Digital Humanitarian” volunteers from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to make free and low-cost prosthetic upper limb devices for children and adults in need. The open-source designs created by e-NABLE Volunteers help those who were born missing their fingers and hands or who have lost them due to war, natural disaster, illness, or accidents.
50 LegsThe purpose of 50 Legs is to provide amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford and to help them live a happier and healthier life. Their values, coupled with their desire to give back, have a positive impact on the lives of amputees by removing hopelessness and providing the necessary care and prosthetic devices.
The Heather Abbott FoundationThe Heather Abbott Foundation envisions a world where individuals who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances can live the lives they want. The Foundation provides customized prostheses to those who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances.
Helping Hands Foundation The Helping Hands Foundation provides support, shares experiences, and supplies information to parents, affected children, and their siblings.  The Foundation chooses to focus on the individual child and the challenges they may face, emphasizing their abilities, not their disabilities.
Jordan Thomas FoundationThe Jordan Thomas Foundation provides children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence and serves as a caring resource, advocate, and support system for these children and their parents.
Limbitless SolutionsLimbitless Solutions is dedicated to empowering confidence in individuals with accessibility limitations. They create personalized, creative, and expressive 3D-printed prosthetics for children with limb differences using electromyographic (EMG) technology. They also create fun and immersive video games to help their bionic kids adapt to their new prosthetic. The goal of Limbitless Solutions is to make the world a more inclusive and accessible place.
Limbs for LifeLimbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and to raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. The Foundation steps in to provide a financial bridge between amputees and the quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.
Lost Limbs FoundationLost Limbs Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Lost Limbs Foundation is to provide financial assistance to the families of amputee children who are in need of medical and prosthetic assistance.
Mending Limbs OrganizationMending Limbs Organization was founded in 2008 by Michelle Gilligan-Prichard and her husband Jared. Mending Limbs was created to help raise awareness of the Amputee Coalition of America as well as the advocacy for adequate prosthetic coverage in the state of  Tennessee as well as across the nation. They also raise money to assist amputees in paying for prosthetics not covered by insurance.
SoldierStrongSoldierStrong provides revolutionary technology, innovative advancements and educational opportunities to veterans to better their lives and the lives of their families.
Steps of Faith FoundationSteps of Faith is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to providing prosthetic care, hope, and comfort to amputees needing financial support. They help uninsured and underinsured amputees get the prosthetic limbs they need.
Range of Motion ProjectROMP is a non-profit, for-impact healthcare organization dedicated to providing prosthetic and orthotic care to those without access to these services.

Canada

OrganizationDescription
Amputee Coalition of CanadaThe Amputee Coalition of Canada (ACC) was established in 2008 as a nonprofit organization. Its goal is to improve and advance the quality of life of persons with limb loss by providing education and opportunities to gain skills, lessons and coping techniques that increase confidence, connectedness, and sense of belonging.
Amputee Coalition of BC SocietyThe Amputee Coalition of BC Society is a not-for-profit society, originated and driven by amputees, dedicated to assisting people with limb loss along with their families and friends. Operates primarily in the province of British Columbia.
Amputee Coalition of TorontoThe Amputee Coalition of Toronto was established in 2017, by a group of amputees in Toronto, Ontario. We realized quickly that there was no active amputee peer support group in Toronto. We wanted something where we can connect with each other, share our experiences navigating through post-amputation needs, and learn from one another in a more social setting.
Amputee Society of OttawaThe  Amputee Society of Ottawa (ASO) is a non-profit group of amputees volunteers. Our mission is to provide HOPE and new possibilities to fellow amputees. Our goal is to provide support depending on the needs of each individual, delivered by means of organized group events, peer support, one-on-one mentoring, and financial assistance, where needed.
Easter Seals OntarioEaster Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.
March of Dimes CanadaMarch of Dimes Canada is dedicated to creating a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. Their mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of people with physical disabilities.
The War Amps CanadaA philosophy of “amputees helping amputees” has been the hallmark of The War Amps since 1918, when the organization was founded by amputee war veterans returning home from the First World War. Peer support, self-help and practical assistance are common threads that have been retained in the modern-day organization that developed from their efforts. Today, the Association continues to serve war amputees, and all Canadian amputees, including children.

United Kingdom

OrganizationDescription
Finding Your FeetFinding Your Feet supports families affected by amputation or limb absence through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects designed to positively affect both physical and mental well-being.
LimbcareCreating independence through, counseling, help, support, fitness, sport, dance, and music. Offering education for all limb impaired individuals in the UK and Internationally. Limb-impaired individuals means ‘amputees or any limb deficient person through birth, illness, accident and wheelchair dependant’.
Limbless AssociationThe Limbless Association is a registered charity (Charity registration Nos. 803533 and SCO42256) that was originally established in 1983.  Since then, it has grown to become the leading UK charity for people with limb-loss.  It was granted charitable status in Scotland on 18 April 2011.
Limb PowerLimb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
Blesma The Limbless VeteransSince 1932, we have been the only national Armed Forces Charity that supports limbless veterans for the duration of their lives. Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support
PORT-ERPORT-ER is the charity where mobility matters. Our vision is to bring about better patient care for people with mobility challenges through national and international development. We are a small UK based charity and we raise funds to be able to award small grants depending on our resources in an annual grant round to groups or individuals who need funding for project activities that align with our aims.
ReachREACH is the leading charity providing support and information to parents and their children affected by upper limb differences. It is a friendly, caring place offering fun activities to encourage Reach children to aim higher.
Steel BonesSteel Bones helps amputee families live life to the full, helped by a proactive supportive peer community. The support we provide empowers the amputee and their family and friends helping in moments of stress and crisis. Steel Bones has a year-round calendar of regular social events for amputees and their families. Passionate about inspiring the next generation and the wider public to be fully inclusive, Steel Bones provides engaging awareness workshops for primary schools and publishes children’s books featuring amputee families in settings familiar to all readers, young and old.
Steps Worldwide

Steps is the national charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families, and carers affected by conditions that have an impact on the legs, hips, or feet. Steps offers confidential advice and support to people affected by lower limb conditions that have an impact on walking.

Tej Kohli FoundationThe Tej Kohli Future Bionics program funds bionic arms for British children from Bristol-based robotics pioneer Open Bionics. Open Bionics is building and developing the next generation of low-cost bionic limbs that turn disabilities into superpowers. The program highlights how technology can substantially improve the lives and confidence of young people living with disabilities. It aims to inspire and influence others to follow this lead.
The Douglas Bader Foundation The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are born without or have lost one or more limbs or are otherwise physically disabled.

Ireland

OrganizationDescription
Amputee.ieOur aim at Amputee.ie is to help amputees develop and maintain a positive and meaningful life. We do this with impartial information and news to help amputees achieve independence, participation, social and occupational integration in the life of the community.

Australia

OrganizationDescription
Amputee Association of NSWThe Amputee Association of NSW Inc is run by amputees for amputees. We are a not-for-profit organization with a number of affiliated branches throughout NSW. A group of dedicated volunteers is available to help provide information and assistance to all amputees in the community.
Amputees & Families Support Group Qld Inc.The Amputees & Families Support Group Qld Inc. is a non-profit, self-help community organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the needs of amputees and their families, friends, and carers. Their aim is to ensure that nobody goes through limb loss alone and that everybody has access to the information and support they require to move towards reaching their maximum potential. They provide a range of services and activities available to individuals, families, and the wider amputee and limb different community.
Amputees in TouchAmputees in Touch (A iT) is one of two Amputee support groups in the Adelaide metropolitan area. With a small membership made up of Amputees, family, and friends residing south of the Adelaide GPO.
AiT’s main function is to gather and collate information in association with other disability organizations. Information is passed on by either e-mail or (mainly) phone requests.
Free 3D HandsFree 3D Hands dreams of a world where everyone has equal access to devices that will improve their quality of life. They design, make, and provide these devices free of charge — because that is the way that it should be. Free 3D Hands releases all of their designs to the public under open-source licenses, so that they belong to the people. They decentralize their designs to empower communities and encourage others to develop their ideas further for the benefit of all mankind.
Limbs 4 Life Limbs 4 Life empowers amputees with knowledge and support to make a real difference because no one should have to go through limb loss alone. They provide information and support to amputees and their families while promoting an inclusive community. Their vision is to ensure that no amputee goes through the process of limb loss alone.