Northwest Access Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) run by and for people with disabilities. Assistive technology, such as hearing aids, mobility devices, and home modifications, make a huge difference in an individual’s quality of life and independence.
Assistive technology is often not covered by health insurance, nor through government or other social service programs, and the grant programs that do exist are not sufficient to cover the community’s needs. This means that individuals and their families often need to find a way to self-fund assistive technology. Northwest Access Fund was founded in order to provide an affordable option for people with disabilities and seniors, particularly those with financial barriers, to have a low-cost way of acquiring the technology they need.
We provide funding to people with disabilities in Washington and Oregon to purchase assistive technology and achieve greater independence.
Who We Serve
Northwest Access Fund serves people in Washington and Oregon:
- All ages
- All incomes
- All disabilities, health conditions, and functional limitations
- We provide low-interest loans for people with disabilities and seniors to purchase assistive technology.
- We offer financial coaching services, including one-on-one financial coaching and group workshops, designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities with low-incomes or accessing social security benefits.
- We maintain up-to-date resources relevant to people with disabilities in Washington and Oregon.
IDA Program Established
Expanded Into Oregon