Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality Life Grant Program (United States)

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality Life Grant Program (United States)

Deadline: 16 March 2020

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is seeking applications for Quality Life Grant Program to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.

The Quality of Life Grants Program recognizes projects and initiatives that foster community engagement, inclusion and involvement, while promoting health and wellness for individuals living with paralysis and their families.

Thematic Areas

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Actively Achieving: These projects provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in activities that engage their bodies and minds.
Bridging Barriers: These projects address and offer solutions to barriers for independent living across the disability community.
Caring and Coping: Caring and Coping projects provide services that address the complex day-to-day health and personal issues for individuals living with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
Grant Details

The maximum grant amount of $25,000 has not been increased since the inception of the program, while costs of living have steadily risen.
The majority of Quality of Life grants have ranged from $5,000 – $8,000.
Organizations that receive grants provide a diversity of services and approaches, including:
Improving access in public and residential spaces
Providing education, independent living skills, and job training
Sponsoring organized sporting and recreational opportunities
Enhancing community engagement, independence and inclusion
Eligibility Criteria

Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans hospitals.
Grants are awarded to organizations that address the needs of people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases or birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
How to Apply

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Applications must be submitted online via the given website.

Eligible Country: United States

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