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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Creating Opportunity and Independence

Deadline: January 18, 2019

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with spinal cord injury. The Foundation is currently soliciting applications in its Creating Opportunity and Independence portfolio. The goal of this portfolio is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families living with spinal cord injury. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, and rehabilitation; and arts, sports, and recreation.

There are two funding categories:

  • Project Grants: These one-year grants support services and projects benefiting participants with spinal cord injury, including purchase of essential programmatic equipment.
  • Sustainable Impact Projects: These three-year grants focus on innovative projects that will have high impact, such as making systemic changes in the delivery of services and care to enhance participation and quality of life. Grants are designed to launch or augment impactful programs by encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and streamlined solutions that address important gaps in service. This program is by invitation only.

Amount: Grants generally range from $50,000-$600,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

Link: http://chnfoundation.org/creating-opportunity-and-independence/

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