Pioneered by Dana Reeve, the Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations that impact and empower people living with paralysis, their families and caregivers. Learn more about the program and find out how to apply.
Applications are Closed
Submission deadline: Please check back for our Spring Cycle dates which will be open in January/February 2024.
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 3,700 programs nationwide, awarding $41 million to nonprofit organizations
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 veterans hospitals.
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 at 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?
Please refer to the Quality of Life Grants Program Overview page for a description of Direct Effect, Priority Impact, and Expanded Impact projects funded. 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.
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