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Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Oct 22, 2020


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Quality of Life grants are awarded to programs or projects that improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families.

Direct Effect Grants support a wide range of projects and activities that will clearly and directly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.

High Impact Priority Grants support the Foundation's high priority issues for individuals living with paralysis.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans' hospitals.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grant funding structure:

Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1): Up to $25,000 for a wide range of projects

High Impact Quality of Life Priorities:

  • Tier 2: $30,000 for projects that focus on
    • Transportation
    • Respite and caregiving
    • Disaster preparedness
  • Tier 3: $40,000 for projects that focus on
    • Nursing home transition
  • Tier 4: $50,000 for projects that focus on
    • Employment

The project period for all grants is 12 months.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application portal are available on the Application Process page.

Tagged as
Community and faith-based initiatives · Families · Informal caregivers · Mental health · People with disabilities · Physical activity · Self-sufficiency · Transportation · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.