Enhancing the lives of others

Some individuals and families lack the resources to access critical special needs support. The Charitable Residual Account provides supplemental supports and services for children and adults with disabilities and a demonstrated need.

How it works

When the beneficiary of a Pooled Trust has passed away, any existing funds become part of our Charitable Residual Account that benefits individuals with disabilities in need. Since 2005, we have been able to provide more than $4,000,000 in goods and services to people with disabilities.

Applicants, please review the Residual Handbook for important information prior to submitting an online application.

Things to consider when applying:

In order to ensure that your application is given full consideration, please read the following instructions carefully. Make sure you have ALL supporting documentation available to upload with your application. Only complete applications will be given consideration. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Funds in the Residual Account are to be used as a last resort, when there is no other funding available.

  • Applications are reviewed and submitted for team consideration on an ongoing basis throughout the year. All applications that require discussion and/or follow-up by the team will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The quarterly application deadlines are:

January 1st

April 1st

July 1st

October 1st

  • Applications received after these deadlines may be held until the next quarter. (For example, if an application is received June 15 and determined to require follow-up, then it will be reviewed in July since it was received prior to the July 1 deadline. If the same application is received on July 2, it would be held until the October review meeting.)
  • An applicant is eligible to receive funds once every 2 years; however, applicants may apply for camp and other recreational funding on an annual basis.
  • Camp requests must be submitted no later than May 15.
  • Emergency requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Checks will be made payable to the vendor and never directly to the individual or family.
  • Receipts or copies of paid invoices must be submitted to substantiate the purchase of goods or services.
  • Reimbursements for items already purchased will not be considered.

The ACHIEVA Family Trust Residual Account will not be responsible for any fees or costs related to the service or support above the approved dollar amount. These instructions, procedures and application are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Apply Today

Please complete the form to begin your application process.

We are proud to help individuals with disabilities in need.

If you have questions, contact our Residual Account Coordinator

at residual@achieva.info or call (412) 995-5000 x 493.

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