Funder: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; Opportunity: Quality of Life Grants Program; Funding Focus: Social services, healthcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, state governments, school districts and recognized tribal entities; Funding: Up to $25,000 each; Deadline: Aug. 15.
Summary: Funding supports organizations that provide critical life-enhancing and life-changing programs and services that improve physical and emotional health for individuals living with paralysis. Eligible project include those that improve access; provide education and job training or promote organized sporting opportunities.
The Quality of Life Grants program provides funding to nonprofit organizations that mirror the foundation’s mission by providing programs and services for individuals with paralysis (caused by spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, ALS, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions) and their families and caregivers that foster independence, inclusion, and engagement in the community. Grants are provided in three thematic areas: Actively Achieving projects provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in activities that engage their bodies and minds, including sports, arts, recreation, and education and employment initiatives. Bridging Barriers projects address and offer solutions to barriers for independent living across the disability community. Caring and Coping projects provide services that address the complex day-to-day health and personal issues for individuals living with disabilities, their families, and caregivers
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