Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grant Program

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center has announced grant funding opportunities through its 2021 1st Cycle Direct Effect and special focus COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Quality of Life initiatives.

Quality of Life (QOL) grants are federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Direct Effect QOL grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation QOL grants are intended to fund projects that address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of enhancing the connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes. Grants will range between $25,000 and $50,000.

Grants funds may not provide stipends, and funds may not be given directly to workers or program participants as salaries or other incentives.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

The foundation encourages applicants to read the Application and Program Guidelines and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. (Register here.)

QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, March 16, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

The foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, questions about the application process may be submitted to QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on the foundation’s website. The deadline for emailed questions is Friday, February 12.