Applications are open

Submission deadline: August 15, 2016 at 11:59pm ET

How to apply for a Quality of Life grant

Step 1

1. Get informed

Start by reading the Quality of Life guidelines and application questions. Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will be rejected.

Step 2

2. Complete a budget

Download the project budget template: an Excel file that must be completed and uploaded with your online application.

Step 3

3. Apply online

When submissions open you will be able to access the application form. You can save and return to your application before submitting.

Prior grantees must include the final report on their most recent Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant in their new online application.
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About the Quality of Life Grants Program

The Quality of Life Grants Program, created by the late Dana Reeve, strives to empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life through inclusion, access, independence, opportunities for community engagement, and other life-enhancing endeavors.

The Quality of Life Grants Program has funded 2,735 programs nationwide, awarding over $20.6 million to nonprofit organizations

Helpful information

Program overview
Program overview

Read more about the the Quality of Life Grants Program for nonprofits, established by Dana Reeve.

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Application process
Application process

Guidance on how to apply for a Quality of Life grant, as well as the timeline and templates to get you started.

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Past Quality of Life grantees
Past Quality of Life grantees

We have awarded over $19 million in grants since 1999. Browse past grantees and find programs near you.

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Need help with your application?

If you have any questions, please contact the Quality of Life team. Call toll-free 1-800-539-7309 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm ET or email QoL@christopherreeve.org

Frequently asked questions

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from both larger organizations supporting individuals with physical disabilities on a national level, as well as local groups having an immediate and practical impact on individual lives.

Do you award grants to individuals?

No. The Reeve Foundation cannot award grants to individuals, but our team of information specialists can help you identify resources that provide financial assistance. You can call us toll-free on 1-800-539-7309 or send us a question through our simple online form.

Do you give special consideration to programs for veterans or diverse communities?

Yes. The Reeve Foundation gives special consideration to organizations that serve returning wounded military and their families, and to those that provide targeted services to diverse cultural communities.

What kind of projects do you fund?

We fund a wide array of programs that are organized in three key areas: Actively Achieving, Bridging Barriers and Caring and Coping. We strongly encourage requests to support the launch of new initiatives or the expansion of existing projects that serve individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

How do you define "organizations that provide services to individuals impacted by paralysis"?

Grants are awarded to organizations that address the needs of people living with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases or birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We also support initiatives that are focused on caregiving and improving the quality of life of family members who are caring for a loved one living with disability.

What kind of organizations do you support?

Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or hospitals that serve veterans.

Our Quality of Life program is about freedom. - Dana Reeve

The late Dana Reeve passionately believed that while working towards a cure, there are millions of people who deserve an improved quality of life.

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Dana and Christopher Reeve

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This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.