What We Fund
Driven by our Core Values
Our work would not be possible without each of our grantees. With our portfolios and collaborative partnerships rooted in the core values that drive us as a Foundation, we hope that each grant we fund gets us all closer to a world where individuals with spinal cord injuries, and those who care for them, live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities.
How it works
Our portfolios support every avenue for advancement in the field of SCI, including scientific, charitable, and educational organizations conducting spinal cord injury research, training in spinal cord medicine, and providing services to assist individuals and families affected by spinal cord injury. Grants are awarded only to qualifying non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada and are not awarded to individuals. All grantees will be required to verify tax-exempt status and eligibility for funding as detailed in our Application Guides.
Most of the Foundation’s grant competitions begin with submission of a brief Letter of Intent (LOI), submitted online through ProposalCentral and reviewed by staff and external experts. Full Grant Applications (FGAs) – accepted only from applicants invited to apply – are reviewed by staff and the Foundation’s Review Boards. Recommendations are then made to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who make final funding decisions. While the application process may seem complex, our team is always available to support and help grantees every step of the way.
Learn more about each portfolio by clicking on it below and explore our database of Funded Grants.