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Quality of Life Grants Program - Direct Effect and Expanded Effect

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes
to Serve People Living with Paralysis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Conf. Date:

02/10/20

Deadline Date:

03/16/20

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofits, tribes, and local agencies for programs that serve people living with paralysis. Funding is intended for a wide variety of services, including transportation, education, employment, recreational activities, and healthcare, which benefit individuals with paralysis, their caregivers, and their families. The Spring 2020 Quality of Life Grants will offer Direct Effect and Expanded Effect grants. Nonprofits with programs promoting expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices and/or evidence-based practices are encouraged to apply. Projects must serve at least three individuals with paralysis and/or their families and caregivers to be considered for a grant.

The Direct Effect Quality of Life Grant (Tier 1) supports projects and activities that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive after-school program; and support groups. These grants will have short-to-medium-range impact.

For types of Direct Effect (Tier 1) projects funded, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2020-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-Expanded-Effect-QOL-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=5

The Expanded Effect Quality of Life grants program is a newly designed pilot program for previously awarded Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful  impact. The Foundation will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. 

For a description of Expanded Effect Grants, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2020-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-Expanded-Effect-QOL-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=6

Special consideration will be given to proposed projects that serve current military and/or veterans and their families, as well as those projects that target individuals with paralysis in underserved groups of the population, including (but not limited to): persons at risk of incarceration, current or released prisoners; ethnic minorities; homeless; indigenous or tribal communities; LGBTQ; limited English proficiency; rural residents; migrant workers; low-income and/or poverty populations; and newly injured people with paralysis and their caregivers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174047

Estimated Size of Grant:

Spring 2020 Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants: Up to $25,000
- Expanded Quality of Life Grants: Up to $100,000

Fall 2020 Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect: Up to $25,000
- High-Impact Priority Grants: $30,000 (Tier 2), $40,000 (Tier 3), $50,000 (Tier 4)

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Quality of Life grant applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations, municipalities and tribal entities. An organization must have its own 501(c)(3) tax status (or be a part of or chapter of a national organization that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Fiscal Sponsors are NOT allowed to apply on behalf of non-501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Requests from organizations not based in the USA are not eligible, and projects outside of the USA, even if the applicant organization is based in the USA, cannot be funded.

Programmatic expenses directly related to serving individuals with paralysis and their families are considered more favorable than operational expenses and/or large capital projects.

For a list of Funding Restrictions, see: http://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2020-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-Expanded-Effect-QOL-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=8

Pre-proposal Conference:

A technical assistance webinar will be held on February 10, 2020, 3:00 PM Eastern

Register for free here: https://globalmeetwebinar.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1281343&tp_key=fa59576eaf

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the Spring 2020 Quality of Life grants will open on February 3. Proposals are due by March 16, 2020.

The fall cycle is scheduled to open on September 9, 2020 with applications due by October 22, 2020.

Timeline:
- Online Application Opens: February 3, 2020
- Technical Assistance Webinar: February 10, 2020
- Deadline for emailed questions: February 14, 2020
- Proposals Due: March 16, 2020
- External Review: March 19-April 22
- Internal Review: April 27-May 18
- Grants awarded and funded: By the end of May
- Grant Period: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may reapply for funding one year following the close of your grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

Program Overview: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/program-overview

Evaluation Indicators: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/a-quick-guide-to-establishing-evaluation-indicators

Registration Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Application Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPa0E3V7uU

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=christopherreeve

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
1-800-225-0292
QOL@ChristopherReeve.org

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