Funding Opportunities

from the private sector and select government agencies.  Information about Lifespan Respite Care Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA)  from the Administration for Community Living, can be found here.  

Ongoing opportunities

Lifespan Respite Care Program FOAs from the Administration for Community Living


August 15, 2022

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

Funding Opportutieis

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2022 2nd Cycle Direct Effect and Priority Impact Quality of Life grants initiatives.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 7th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST. A Question & Answer period will be provided. You may register HERE or on their website.

TIMELINE for Direct Effect (Tier 1) and Priority Impact (Tiers 2-4)

  • Cycle Opens: September 1, 2022

  • Technical Assistance Webinar: September 7, 2022 (registration here)

  • Deadline for emailed questions: September 13, 2022 (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Proposals Due: October 13, 2022

  • External Review: October 17 – November 3

  • Internal Review: November 7– December 4

  • Grants awarded by the end of December

  • Grant period begins January 1, 2023

THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT CHANGES TO THE GRANTMAKING PROGRAM. It is recommended that you visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grants program and the QOL grant application process. Please be sure to read the Eligibility Criteria and Funding Restrictions and Application and Program Guidelines (Direct Effect and Priority Impact) also available on our website.

Direct Effect (Tier 1) grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for a wide range of projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Priority Impact (Tiers 2, 3 & 4) offers three increasing levels of grant funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a Priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families, and caregivers as follows:

Tier 2-- Grants of up to $30,000 for the following Priority areas:

  • Respite/Caregiving

  • Assistive Technology

  • COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation

Tier 3-- Grants of up to $40,000

  • Nursing Home Transition

  • Racial Equity

  • Rural Unserved and Underserved Populations

Tier 4-- Grants of up to $50,000

  • Employment


Ongoing opportunities

RRF Foundation for Aging

RRF Foundation’s grant program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over. The types of grants they fund include:

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans

Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports

Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults

Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

Priority areas of Funding include:

  • Caregiving
  • Economic Security in Later Life
  • Housing
  • Social and Intergenrational Connectedness

Applications for grants are considered three times per year. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1.

For more information, visit the RRF Foundation website. 

Evidence For Action - Ongoing Opportunity 

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, Evidence for Action accepts Letters of Intent on a rolling basis to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships.   More information can be found on their website.