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Deadline: October 31, 2018

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grant

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program is offering a tiered grants strategy in 2018-19, 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. This enables the Reeve Foundation to continue to support valuable projects and services in communities throughout the United States, as well as to highlight, fund, and publicize high priority issues and successful solutions. Quality of Life grants will fund specific budget items to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.

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: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received.

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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