Since 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of those impacted by spinal cord injuries. Inspired by its founder, Craig H. Neilsen, who suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury for more than twenty years (until his death in 2006), the foundation supports organizations that are driving creative scientific research, education, training, and innovative programing for those impacted by spinal cord injuries.
To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes Letters of Intent for its Creating Opportunity & Independence portfolio. The program supports organizations that provide programs and services designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury. Areas of focus include assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports, and recreation.
Grants will be awarded for efforts that provide services for individuals with spinal cord injury and can include discrete projects, program support, and/or capacity-building initiatives. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or rehabilitation facility located in the United States or Canada.
Letters of Intent are due February 1, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by April 23, 2021.
Learn more here.