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Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Mar 16, 2021


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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 (Tier 1) 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. Priority areas include:

  • Tier 2 - transportation, respite and caregiving, and disaster preparedness projects
  • Tier 3 - nursing home transition
  • Tier 4 - employment

COVID-19 Addressing Social Isolation grants support projects that create more connectedness between people living with paralysis, their caregivers and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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
  • High Impact Quality of Life Priorities:
    • Tier 2: $30,000
    • Tier 3: $40,000
    • Tier 4: $50,000
  • COVID-19 Addressing Social Isolation: $25,000 - $50,000

    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.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Broadband · Community and faith-based initiatives · Employment and unemployment · Families · Infectious diseases · Informal caregivers · Mental health · People with disabilities · Physical activity · Self-sufficiency · Technology for health and human services · Transportation · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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