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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation announces 2013 funding opportunities to improve quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury

February 4, 2013 -- The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is pleased to announce 2013 funding opportunities ranging from $10,000-$100,000 for qualifying nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

The Neilsen Foundation’s Quality of Life Program Grants are one year grants that target innovative projects and programs designed to empower individuals with spinal cord injury to live independently and enjoy improved emotional and physical well-being. Funding categories include Assistive Technology, Education, Independent Living, Rehabilitation, and Sports and Recreation.

Since the Foundation’s inception in 2002, Quality of Life Program Grants have supported a variety of projects that include, but are not limited to: adaptive driving, adaptive sports and recreation, home modifications, housing initiatives, patient assistance programs, rehabilitation services and equipment, SCI-related mentoring and education initiatives, scholarships, transportation initiatives, and vocational programs.

The Quality of Life Program Grant application process begins with submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) by April 1, 2013. You can access the 2013 Quality of Life Program Grant Application Guide and deadlines, by visiting New window icon or contacting Trish Oba, program officer, at 

About The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 

Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) by supporting innovative program services, specialty training and research on effective therapies and treatments leading to a cure. Mr. Neilsen, a successful business entrepreneur and philanthropist, lived with a high-level spinal cord injury for 21 years until his passing in November 2006. Today, the Foundation funds SCI scientific research (preclinical, translational, clinical and psychosocial research); quality of life programs; postdoctoral and SCI medicine fellowships; and other projects to support the SCI community throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, please visit www.chnfoundation.orgNew window icon 

2/7/2013 12:05:00 AM

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