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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
03/16/21 11:59 PM Eastern
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, municipal and state governments, school districts, and other institutions for programs that serve people living with paralysis. Funding is intended for a wide variety of services that benefit individuals with paralysis, their caregivers, and their families as well as to address social isolation during the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofits with programs promoting expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices, and/or evidence-based practices are encouraged to apply. Projects must serve at least three individuals with paralysis and/or their families and caregivers to be considered for a grant.
The 2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life grant program will offer Direct Effect and COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation grants.
Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants (Tier 1) are open-focused and support projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; programs for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program; and support groups. These grants will have a short-to-medium-range impact.
For types of Direct Effect (Tier 1) projects funded, see: https://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2021-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-COVID-19-Social-Isolation-QOL-Grants-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=5
COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Grants
The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life (QOL) grants program is to address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes.
Though the Foundation is looking to the field for innovative ways to address the program’s aim and goals, funds may support programs and projects to:
High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grant Tiers (Tiers 2, 3, and 4) offer three increasing levels of grant funding. High Impact Priority grants fund high priority issues for individuals living with paralysis.
Priority areas for High Impact Priority Grants are:
For additional information about the High-Impact Priority Tiers, see the URL for Full Text link below.
Special consideration will be given to proposed projects that serve current military and/or veterans and their families, as well as those projects that target individuals with paralysis in underserved groups of the population, including (but not limited to): persons at risk of incarceration, current or released prisoners; ethnic minorities; homeless; indigenous or tribal communities; LGBTQ; limited English proficiency; rural residents; migrant workers; low-income and/or poverty populations; and newly injured people with paralysis and their caregivers.
GrantWatch ID#: 174047
2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect Grants: Up to $25,000
- COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Grants: $25,000 - $50,000
- High Impact Priority Grants: $30,000 (Transportation, Respite/Caregiving, and Disaster Preparedness), $40,000 (Nursing Home Transition), and $50,000 (Employment)
All grants must be completed within 12 months after receipt of the award funds and are non-renewable. Grant projects awarded through the 2021 1st Cycle will start June 1, 2021 and close May 31, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=christopherreeve
For questions, email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Additional contact information: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ask-us-anything
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