Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Quality-of-Life Grants

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

The foundation invites applications for its Quality-of-Life grants program, which aims to impact and empower people living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers by providing grants to nonprofit organizations whose projects and initiatives foster inclusion, involvement, and community engagement, while promoting health and wellness for those affected by paralysis in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Grant applications will be accepted in the following categories:

Direct Effect: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for many projects that impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

High Impact Priority: Grants will be awarded for high-priority issues for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families and caregivers as follows: grants of $30,000 will be awarded for respite/caregiving, assistive technology, and COVID-19: addressing social isolation; grants of $40,000 will be awarded for nursing home transition, racial equity, and rural and underserved populations; and grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to support employment.

The program is spotlighting two new grant programs, Racial Equity and Rural Unserved and Underserved Populations, which aim to fund projects that benefit people and communities that are racially diverse and/or historically underserved living with paralysis and/or promote racial equity for people living with paralysis.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.