Sunday, February 12, 2012

Grants for American or Canadian Nonprofits Providing Programs Addressing the Needs of People With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information]

Deadline: March 31, 2012 (Letters of Intent)

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Offers Funding for Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life Programs

Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting cutting-edge research aimed at finding a cure for paralysis due to spinal cord injury and to funding innovative rehabilitation programs to improve the quality of life for those living with SCI.

The foundation's Quality of Life Grants Program provides support for innovative rehabilitation and recreation programs as well as independent living and educational opportunities intended to improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries in the United States and Canada.

Quality of Life grants are awarded only to qualifying nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations (or Canadian equivalent) in the U.S. and Canada for programs or projects that clearly address the needs of people living with traumatic spinal cord injury. Proposals must include an estimate of how many people living with SCI will benefit from the program/project. Grants are not awarded to individuals.

Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 for one year. Applications should demonstrate that the program is sustainable beyond Neilsen Foundation funding. The foundation does not typically provide funding for staff salaries but may consider a request for such funding if a compelling explanation is provided. The foundation discourages requests for funding to cover administrative expenses (i.e., indirect costs, operating costs, overhead, etc.); however, it does allow for a limit of up to 10 percent of the total grant request for administrative expenses.

Visit the Neilsen Foundation Web site for complete program information, application procedures, and examples of funded projects.

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