Jett Foundation is proud to announce that we have been awarded a significant grant as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) 2023 1st Cycle Direct Effect Quality of Life grants. Fifty grants totaling $1,017,772 were awarded. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. Since the Quality of Life Grants Program’s inception, more than 3,700 grants totaling $41 million have been awarded. Funding for this program was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL grant #90PRRC0006-02-00).
The Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center has several grants under the Quality of Life program awarding grants in different category areas, varying in different amounts. The Direct Effect Quality of Life grants program funds organizations up to $25,000 to support a wide range of projects and activities that will impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.
Jett Foundation will use the grant to support our Camp Promise programming. The mission of Camp Promise is to provide barrier-free, overnight camp experiences for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy or select neuromuscular diseases —regardless of age, capability, or ability to pay. Jett’s camper-focused programming builds independence, confidence, and life skills through traditional camp activities and by bringing campers new experiences through adaptation, technology, creativity, and special guests.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis. Additionally, through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, the Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) promotes the health, well-being, and independence of people living with paralysis, providing comprehensive information, resources, and referral services assisting over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002. For more information, you can visit their website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.
“Each of these awards brings forth a celebration,” said Mark Bogosian, Director, Quality of Life Grants Program, Reeve Foundation. “We celebrate the amazing organizations and their dedicated staff who strive to ensure accessibility and inclusivity within their programs. We celebrate the opportunities these grants provide through the wide array of projects funded. Above all, we celebrate the strength of our community – and its commitment to enhancing the quality of life of people living with paralysis.”
“Jett Foundation is extremely honored and grateful to receive this funding from the Reeve Foundation for our beloved Camp Promise programming,” Eric Snyder, Jett Foundation Executive Director. “Camp Promise’s intentional focus on inclusion, independence, and access to life-changing experiential opportunities embodies the Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life program mission. This grant will help us ensure the continued delivery of Camp Promise’s magic and impact in our community.”