Winthrop University: Grants and Sponsored Research Development - Private Sponsors Accessibility

Private Sponsors Office of Accessibility


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

  • The Creating Opportunity & Independence (CO&I) portfolio supports organizations that provide services and develop innovative projects. The goal of this portfolio is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families living with spinal cord injury. Areas of focus include: assistive technology, education, employment, independent living, rehabilitation, and arts, sports and recreation.
  • Project Grants - one-year Project Grants support services and projects benefiting participants with spinal cord injury, including purchase of essential programmatic equipment.


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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

  • The Direct Effect (Tier 1) is open-focused and will award grants of up to $15,000 to support a wide range of projects and activities. Grants will fund specific budget items that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families, and the project must be completed within 12 months.
  • High Impact Quality of Life Grant Tier 2 are $30,000 for transportation, respite/caregiving, and disaster response. Grants focus on a High Priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families.
  • Letter of Intent required. Applications are by invitation only.


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Enterline Foundation

  • Supports organizations that provide services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled
  • Focuses primarily on individuals over the age of 22, although requests from organizations focused on children will be considered
  • Supports requests for specific projects as opposed to general operating expenses
  • Letter of Intent required. Organizations selected in the Letter of Intent process will receive a full grant packet to complete and submit. Due October 1st.


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JM Foundation/Milbank Foundation

  • Supports education and research that fosters market-based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks.
  • Develops state and national organizations that promote free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and private initiative
  • Identifies and educating young leaders
  • Letter of Inquiry required

Carl Helstrom,
Executive Director
The JM Foundation
116 Village Boulevard — Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540

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National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

Invests in community solutions focused on increasing accessible transportation options as the critical link to employment, health care and other needed community services for older adults and people with disabilities


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Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation

  • Consumer and community education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D)
  • Professional development and education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
  • Research utilization and dissemination, which translates findings into practice
  • Assistive technology-Development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
  • Conferences and symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
  • Consumer Guides to develop companion consumer information guides based on PVA SCI Consortium Clinical Practice Guidelines

Cheryl Vines, M.S., Director of Research and Education
202-256-5526 or 805-439-2804

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People with Disabilities Foundation

  • Supports work to integrate people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities into the whole of society
  • Grants may be used for a specific program, project, or general operating expenses if related to a specific program or project, in furtherance of providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other areas of particular impact to people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities. This includes full scale advocacy and education where there currently is a void for this population


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Last Updated: 1/12/23