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Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Apr 22, 2019

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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.

Projects are funded under 3 key thematic areas:

  • Actively achieving - Provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in activities that engage their bodies and minds, promote interaction with other people in positive community settings, and nurture independence and personal growth
  • Bridging barriers - Address and offer solutions to barriers for independent living across the disability community
  • Caring and coping - Provide services that address the complex day-to-day health and personal issues for individuals living with disabilities, their families, and caregivers

Lists of past projects examples under each theme are available on the program website.


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

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