What is The Arya Foundation ?

Founded in 2014 in loving memory of Arya Kokate, the foundation aims to financially contribute towards the purchase of the equipment for children with special needs.

What’s the Mission of The Arya Foundation?

The Arya Foundation serves to provide financial aid for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment for children with special needs.

Who can apply ?

Applications will only be accepted from parents or legal guardians on behalf of a child who’s

  • 18 years of age or younger
  • Request qualifies as a valid health care need
  • Child lives in Greater St Louis region
  • Referred by Social Worker or Case Manager
  • Request is for up to $1000

How many times and items one can apply?

Financial assistance will only be granted to individuals for one piece of equipment once per year. 

Can the item be of any value?

The items value can be any but the financial assistance will be granted for up to $1000 only. The applicant is responsible for the remaining value. 

Can I apply even if the insurance has partially paid for the item?

Yes. The applicant can request for an item partially covered by the insurance.

Does the value of the item have to be less than $1000?

The items value can be of any amount. However, The Arya Foundation will only fund up to $1000 for the purchase of the item. The applicant is responsible for the remaining value.

What can we apply for?

Consideration is given to providing financial assistance towards the purchase of specific equipment that is for the direct use of children with special needs including and not limited to :

  • Stander
  • Specialized walking aids
  • Portable ramps
  • Specialized seating
  • Electronic communication aids
  • Bath; toilet seats / support
  • Specialized beds / mattresses
  • And more… (Please send an email to inquire about the specific item.)

What’s not supported by The Arya Foundation?

    • Home modifications of any kind i.e. bathrooms, bedrooms, door widening, garden adaptations, ramp building etc.
    • Any therapy services, e.g., Occupational, Physical, Aqua, Equine, etc. or service animals.
    • Any camps or programs, e.g., day camps, summer camps, etc.
    • Any medical tests or Doctors fee etc.
    • Any software or App (like Proloquo) on an electronic communicating device.
    • Financial assistance for equipment already purchased and paid for.
    • Maintenance or on-going costs of the equipment.

Where will I find the application form?

The Application form is found here”.

Can you explain the process in a nutshell?

The process is explained “here“.

Who can refer my child?

Your child’s case manager, social worker, school teacher, therapist, or any service provider working with your child can provide the referral. 

Why the feedback is necessary?

The Arya Foundation would like to know the impact of our services on a child’s life. It is also a necessary requirement for the returning applicant.

Which area The Arya Foundation serve?

The Arya Foundation is a St Louis based organization, currently serving families residing in Greater St Louis Region.


What documents are required?

  • Complete Application form.
  • Letter from a physician (on letterhead) providing the necessity of the equipment including the child’s diagnosis, history of illness, the specific request for funding and other relevant information.
  • Invoice from the provider.
  • Child’s photograph and story for our publication.

Where should I submit the application form?

Application form and required documents can be submitted by :

  1.  Email to info@TheAryaFoundation.org
  2.  Mail to P O Box 4443 , chesterfield , MO 63017.

How are the applications for funding approved?

All applications are considered on their individual merit, and financial contributions  made are dependent on the availability of funds with The Arya Foundation at any particulat time.

What is the processing time?

Once the complete application form and the required documents are received The Arya Foundation will take up to 30 days for processing.

Notification of the outcome of applications will be by e-mail or letter and the decision of the members of the Foundation is final.

How are payments made?

Payments will only be made directly to the family payable to the supplier providing the equipment. No payment will be provided directly to the supplier or vendor.

Who owns the funded equipment?

The foundation provides a single financial contribution per equipment and hence is not the owner of such equipment.

Will The Arya Foundation pay for the maintenance of the equipment?

As the foundation provides a single financial contribution per equipment, it will not be held responsible for any ongoing maintenance, repairs and replacement.