The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life Grants Program impacts and empowers people living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers by providing grants to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose projects and initiatives serve to:
- Foster inclusion, involvement and community engagement; and
- Promote health and wellness for those affected by paralysis.
Impact can be highlighted through the numbers of people served or other quantitative measures, along with stories and examples demonstrating how recipients’ quality of life was improved. Nonprofit organizations with programs specializing in expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices, and/or evidence-based practices are strongly encouraged to apply.
Special consideration will be given to proposed projects that serve current military and/or veterans and their families, as well as programming targeting individuals with paralysis who may additionally identify with one (or more) of the underserved groups as listed below:
- Persons at risk of incarceration
- Current or released prisoners
- Ethnic minorities with limited English proficiency
- Homeless, low-income and/or poverty populations
- Indigenous or tribal communities
- Rural residents
- Migrant workers
- Older adults/elderly
- Newly injured people with paralysis and their caregivers
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation aids local grassroots nonprofit organizations that have an immediate and practical impact on individual lives, as well as established nonprofit agencies, municipalities, schools, parks and recreation departments, tribal entities, and large national nonprofit organizations located within the U.S.
Vice President of Policy & Programs