Athena's Wheels Inc (Santa Rosa, CA)


  • Name:Sue Nadratowski
  • Title:Operations manager/Secretary/Treasurer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Athena's Wheels Inc
  • Address:7509 Oak Leaf Dr
    Santa Rosa, CA 95409
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:7078882928

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  • Mission:
  • Athena’s Wheels Inc. is dedicated to making it possible for special needs people to participate in the world around them. We provide equipment and tools not covered by insurance at no cost to the client. Modified vehicles, adult push carts, special seating, visual aids and more. Anything that helps with mobility, comfort, education, and that precious smile.

  • Overview:
  • We are filling a gap that exists for most working class families with a disabled person in their care. There are many things available that make these peoples lives easier and more productive. They are very specialized and costly. For instance insurance does not cover converting a van to be able to transport a wheelchair for a ALS person or a MD person. It is often impossible for these people and their families to come up with the entire amount. That is where we come in we work directly with the supplier and fund that gap or provide the entire amount if needed. Repairs to vans, home seating and activity chairs, adult push carts, standers, just to name a few.
    Having a special needs person in your life totally changes your perspective in so many positive ways. It makes you a better person and we need to help them obtain the tools that will help them join in the life around them. Just a trip to the park or a family vacation is so natural to most of us, what if there was no way to get you there?
    We believe very strongly in our mission and the people that we have been able to help so far have made us all realize how blessed we are to be able to so this. We are new and attracting funding to a new non profit is tricky. This first year will be financially the hardest but it is crucial that we are able to provide this service and be able to establish a track record. Please help us help them.

  • History:
  • My husband and I are regular people that just want to help. This idea, inspired by our granddaughter Athena, started as a dinner table conversation. At first it was the vans, and then we talked about the many other things that are available and very costly for the average family. The more we talked about it the more it grew into a reality, something we could actually do. Athena is 1 child; her condition is severe cerebral palsy. There are so many things for so many conditions out there that affect so many people.
    Our administration costs are low; we have donated all of the office equipment and starting costs. Bruce will continue to work for Webcor Builders to pay our personal expenses and provide us with health insurance. Sue has recently quit her job to operate Athena’s Wheels Inc. full time. We believe strongly in our mission and will succeed. We will do the work; we are inviting you to help with funding. The equipment we are providing is expensive. But the need and the difference it makes is priceless.

  • Year established:2014
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:1


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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