Foundation / Corporation
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and tribal organizations for programs to assist individuals with paralysis, their caregivers, and their families. Funding is intended for services and projects that include transportation, employment, disaster readiness, nursing home transition, respite, and caregiving. The 2019 2nd Cycle Quality of Life grant program will offer Direct Effect and High-Impact Priority grants.
The Direct Effect Quality of Life Grant (Tier 1) is open-focused and will fund specific budget items 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/Direct-Effect-and-High-Impact-Priority-Grant-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=4
The High-Impact Priority Quality of Life Grant (Tiers 2, 3, and 4) offers three increasing levels of grant funding. High-Impact Priority grants fund high-priority issues for individuals living with paralysis. Grantee organizations will demonstrate capacity to implement the grant without intensive technical assistance and capacity building, as well as capacity for program development, evaluation and sustainability. Each High-Impact Priority Tier is targeted to focus on a High Priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis as follows:
For a description of High Impact Priority Tiers, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/Direct-Effect-and-High-Impact-Priority-Grant-Application-and-Program-Guidelines.pdf#page=5
The Reeve Foundation uses a functional definition of paralysis: Difficulty and/or inability to use arms and/or legs due to neurological conditions including (but not limited to) spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, ALS, post-polio syndrome, etc.). While the Foundation will consider supporting programs that include people living with other types of disabilities (cross-disability) as well as inclusive community projects, projects must serve a majority of people with paralysis. Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant projects must serve at least three individuals with paralysis (as defined above) and/or their families and caregivers to be considered for a grant.
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
At least 26 Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants (Tier 1); 10 Tier 2 Grants; four Tier 3 Grants; five Tier 4 Grants.
Direct Effect Quality of Life Grant (Tier 1): Up to $25,000
High-Impact Priority Quality of Life Grants:
- Tier 2: $30,000
- Tier 3: $40,000
- Tier 4: $50,000
Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received.
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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