Creating Opportunity & Independence

Harnessing the power of collaboration to increase independence for all individuals living with SCI, the Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) portfolio supports non profit organizations providing programs and services that are community-driven, empowering, and inclusive of all ages and backgrounds to enhance quality of life.

Community Support Grants

This funding underwrites specific projects, ongoing programs, and/or capacity building with a specific focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organization and in the communities they serve.
Community Support Grants are for one or two years.

Application Process
Letter of Intent Submission
Applications Invited
Full Grant Application Submission
Awards announced

Upcoming Dates

  • January 3, 2023

    Letter of Intent opens for 2023 cycle
  • January 30, 2023

    Letter of Intent closes for 2023 cycle
  • March 31, 2023

    Letter of Intent results announced for 2023 cycle
  • April 21, 2023

    Full Grant Applications due for 2023 cycle
  • September 30, 2023

    Awards announced for 2023 cycle

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