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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grant

Deadline: October 22, 2019

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life grants will provide support to the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. The Quality of Life grants program is offering a tiered grants strategy, awarding Direct Effect grants to support the same wide array of programs and activities that have traditionally been funded by the Reeve Foundation. In addition, the Foundation has created High Impact tiers with higher maximum award amounts that focus on targeted high priority issues for people living with paralysis and their families. Tiers are detailed below:

Types of Direct Effect (Tier 1) Projects:

  • Tier 1: Direct Effect grants: Fund a wide range of projects including adaptive sports, assistive technology, advocacy, arts, camp, education, employment, peer mentoring, and more (see website for complete listing)

High Impact Priority Tiers:

  • Tier 2: Priority areas are: Transportation, respite/caregiving, and disaster preparedness
  • Tier 3: Nursing home transition
  • Tier 4: Employment

Examples of funded projects include: sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; a kayak for a rowing program; accessible lockers in a gym; a hydraulic lift at a community pool; electronic door openers for a community center; wheelchair accessible picnic tables at a county fairground; camp scholarships; subsidized lessons for therapeutic horseback riding program; accessible student transportation costs for an inclusive after-school program; and stipends for support group leaders.

Amount: Dependent on tiers, as follows:

  • Tier 1: Grants up to $25,000 will be awarded (no estimated number of awards is provided)
  • Tier 2: Ten grants of $30,000 will be awarded
  • Tier 3: Four grants of $40,000 will be awarded
  • Tier 4: Five grants of $50,000 will be awarded

Eligibility: Quality of Life grant applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and tribal entities.

Link: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process

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