CoBI is committed to increasing the awareness of brain injury, improving the lives of those affected by brain injury, and preventing brain injury. Each year, CoBI awards grant dollars to innovative programs related to brain injury.  Projects that have been funded to date include:

  • Scholarships through brain injury organizations for families and individuals with brain injuries to attend educational conferences;
  • Financial support for the dissemination of information about brain injury to individuals who have sustained injuries through domestic violence as well as to the professionals working with them;
  • Funding for student and professional research projects related to brain injury—including several at Drexel University! 
  • Funding for adapted sports like skiing, golf, horseback riding and bowling;
  • “Camperships” for children with brain injury to attend summer camp;
  • Financial support for important research on brain injury; 
  • Sponsorship of safety events including bike rides, helmet giveaways, and prevention talks to children;
  • Sponsorship of art classes for individuals with brain injuries and their caregivers;
  • Funding for the shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma prevention program, supporting their ongoing efforts across Pennsylvania;
  • Support for a new play/education group for children with brain injuries and their parents;
  • Support for equestrian therapy programs on either side of the state;
  • Funding for brain injury support groups.

New and creative projects are encouraged—no project is too small. 

Click on this link for a copy of the 2017 Grant Application.

Any questions, please contact MJ Schmidt at 484-595-9300.

CoBI announced more than $35,000 in grants to organizations from the tri-state area. 

Recipients of awards this year include:

  • Camp Cranium - a summer camp for children with brain injuries

  • Fighting Back - a health/personal training program fro individuals, including Veterans, with brain injuries

  • Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy, Inc. - a local equestrian therapy program 

  • The Wayne Art Center’s Broaden your World Mixed Media Art Program

  • Champion Schools - a New Jersey campaign encouraging teens to create campaigns related to safe driving

  • Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 

  • University of Pennsylvania,

  • Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania 
  • Acquired Brain Injury Network
  • Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Clinton County Women’s Center
  • Two PA BrainSTEPS teams -  to facilitate innovative projects ranging from providing tools to engage and treat challenging individuals to screening at-risk populations to offering “play” opportunities for children and teens after brain injury



Award winners were selected from more than 20 applicants based on the relevance of their projects to CoBI’s mission.


We are honored to support these worthy organizations as they continue to be critical to preventing, understanding, and ultimately improving the lives of those affected by brain injury.