Ongoing Funding Opportunities
Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize
Honors the legacy of our Founder by celebrating influential voices in the world of spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum
Research to improve understanding and advance the current treatment of acute and chronic spinal cord injury.
Aging, caregiving, employment, health behaviors and fitness, independent living, self-management and technology access.
Neilsen Scholarship Program
Grants for undergraduate and graduate studies to a select group of colleges, universities and community colleges. Applications are accepted by invitation only.
RESPONDING TO COVID-19
To support both the immediate and long-term needs of the SCI community, the Neilsen Foundation allocated $10 million in response to the pandemic. Emergency grants were awarded to non-profit organizations supporting the needs of individuals with SCI and supplemental research funding was made available to current grantees for projects that were delayed or put on hold.
In the News
Inside Philanthropy: A Funder Focused on Spinal Cord Injury Brings a Trust-Driven Approach to Research Grantmaking
(InsidePhilanthropy.com) This spring, with COVID restrictions loosening, IP has been discussing whether philanthropy will return to business as usual in a post-pandemic era. But, as in society more generally, some of the adaptations funders made in response to the...
Challenged Athletes Foundation Funds All Qualified Grant Applicants Totaling $5.1 Million of Support for 3,038 Challenged Athletes Across 94 Sports and Activities
SAN DIEGO, CA (StreetInsider.com) - Dedicated to providing life-changing access to sports, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is thrilled to announce its most meaningful grant distribution ever. Despite one of the most difficult years in recent history, CAF was able...
LAS VEGAS, NV (Unlv.edu) - With 49 million visitors a year, Las Vegas' reliance on tourism means physical accessibility is always at the forefront. That attention to accessibility is reflected at UNLV, and is reflected in the university's inclusion in New Mobility...