The National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) — operated by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation — is announcing two grant funding opportunities through its 2023 second cycle Direct Effect and Priority Impact Quality of Life (QOL) grants initiatives that will open for applications on August 30.
A free application technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 3:00-4:30 PM ET. A Q&A period will be provided.
Direct Effect (Tier 1) grants are offering up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded to fund a wide range of activities. For more information, see the list of previously funded projects.
Priority Impact (Tiers 2, 3, & 4) grants are offering three increasing levels of funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families and caregivers as follows:
Tier 2 — Grants of up to $30,000 for the following priority areas:
- Assistive technology
- Disaster preparedness
Tier 3 — Grants of up to $40,000 for the following priority areas:
- Nursing home transition
- Racial equity*
- Rural unserved and underserved populations**
Tier 4 — Grants of up to $50,000 for the following priority areas:
- Nursing home transition
*The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s new Racial Equity Grants Program is to fund projects that explicitly benefit people and communities that are racially diverse and/or historically underserved living with paralysis and/or promote racial equity for people living with paralysis. Please review the full program details and rationale for detailed information prior to submitting an application.
**The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s new Rural Unserved and Underserved Populations Grants Program is to fund projects that explicitly benefit people living with paralysis in unserved and underserved rural communities. Please review the full program details and rationale for detailed information prior to submitting an application.
The PRC has changed its grantmaking program and recommends visiting their website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process. Please also read the Direct Effect and Priority Impact eligibility criteria, funding restrictions, and application and program guidelines.
QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed through the online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET.
The PRC is not able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, questions about the application process can be submitted to QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a questions and answers document posted on the website. The deadline for emailed questions is Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
Learn more about past and current Direct Effect grants and Priority Impact grants.
Operated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the ACL-funded Paralysis Resource Center strives to improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis, and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks through grants, information, and advocacy.