Foundation / Corporation
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Grants to USA nonprofits, tribes, and local agencies for programs that serve people living with paralysis. Funding is intended for a wide variety of services, including transportation, education, employment, recreational activities, and healthcare, which benefit individuals with paralysis, their caregivers, and their families. The Spring 2020 Quality of Life Grants will offer Direct Effect and Expanded Effect grants. Nonprofits with programs promoting expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices and/or evidence-based practices are encouraged to apply. Projects must serve at least three individuals with paralysis and/or their families and caregivers to be considered for a grant.
The Direct Effect Quality of Life Grant (Tier 1) supports projects and activities that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive after-school program; and support groups. These grants will have short-to-medium-range impact.
For types of Direct Effect (Tier 1) projects funded, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2020-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-Expanded-Effect-QOL-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=5
The Expanded Effect Quality of Life grants program is a newly designed pilot program for previously awarded Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. The Foundation will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.
For a description of Expanded Effect Grants, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2020-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-Expanded-Effect-QOL-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=6
Special consideration will be given to proposed projects that serve current military and/or veterans and their families, as well as those projects that target individuals with paralysis in underserved groups of the population, including (but not limited to): persons at risk of incarceration, current or released prisoners; ethnic minorities; homeless; indigenous or tribal communities; LGBTQ; limited English proficiency; rural residents; migrant workers; low-income and/or poverty populations; and newly injured people with paralysis and their caregivers.
GrantWatch ID#: 174047
Spring 2020 Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants: Up to $25,000
- Expanded Quality of Life Grants: Up to $100,000
Fall 2020 Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect: Up to $25,000
- High-Impact Priority Grants: $30,000 (Tier 2), $40,000 (Tier 3), $50,000 (Tier 4)
Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=christopherreeve
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
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