Elaine Thunderbirds Charities

Thunderbirds Charities and Elaine Aim to Address Social Determinants of Health Disparities Through Greater Transportation Access

With the generous investment from Thunderbirds Charities, Elaine will dedicate one vehicle and a full time driver to provide friendly, reliable and compassionate transportation for the most vulnerable individuals in our communities for an entire year. Founded in early 2019, Elaine eliminates transportation barriers and health disparities by providing no-cost rides to critical resources and services surrounding the Social Determinants of Health. For adults experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations (e.g. low income, uninsured, seniors), Elaine will provide connection to healthcare, food, housing, employment and other community services.

“The demand for rides has skyrocketed over the last year, and it presents a very exciting new time of growth for our organization. Elaine’s team, our clients and leadership are so grateful for the support of Thunderbirds Charities. This partnership will allow Elaine to expand capacity in order to keep up with our rising demand, and explore opportunities to assist the communities in unique and special ways,” said Eric Barr, Executive Director.


This grant is part of the Fall 2021 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.