Funding for nonprofits
Pioneered by Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve the disability community. Learn more about the program and find out how to apply.
Applications are open
Submission deadline: August 15, 2016 at 11:59pm ET
How to apply for a Quality of Life grant
1. Get informed
2. Complete a budget
Download the project budget template: an Excel file that must be completed and uploaded with your online application.
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.Download final report form
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
Read more about the the Quality of Life Grants Program for nonprofits, established by Dana Reeve.Find out more
Guidance on how to apply for a Quality of Life grant, as well as the timeline and templates to get you started.Find out more
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.