Applications may be submitted year round.
Applications are reviewed at the end of each month.

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Mary 'Mermaid' McKillop Fund

Co-founder Kacey Jeniene Kroeger had the privilege of swimming at the Seattle Public Swimming Pools with Mary McKillop for many years. Those who knew Mary saw her constant smile, giving ways, and positive spirit. She thoroughly loved swimming and strongly believed in its healing effects on the mind and body. Mary exuded unconditional support and generosity to those around her. Unfortunately, in late 2010, just as Kacey was going to tell her we were launching Plus One Foundation, Mary suddenly became ill and passed away.

With the support of Mary's family and our generous donors, Plus One Foundation created the Mary 'Mermaid' McKillop Fund. 100% of the donations to this fund are used to buy three-month, all-access swimming pool passes to the Seattle Public Swimming Pools for people with neurological disorders. Many people rely on access to the pool for their rehabilitation and recovery process. Aquatic therapy of all levels has been proven to assist individuals to continue to walk, function in life and society, and maintain their independence.

Mary always said, "Whenever you can, do something kind for someone else!" This fund continues to honor her way of life.

How to Apply

Requirements: All people with a neurological injury, disorder or disease may apply. Complete the on-line application or mail in a printed copy to the Plus One Foundation at any time to be considered for that round of grants. A Diagnosis Form signed by a physician is required. 

New Applicants

Step 1: Complete the diagnosis form.

Step 2: Click here for online application OR click here to download the Word (.doc) application.

Returning Applicants

Click here for online application OR connect with us via phone or e-mail.