A total of $575,704 in Quality of Life grants was recently awarded to 79 nonprofit organizations nationwide, in this latest distribution cycle from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation awards Quality of Life grants twice yearly to nonprofit organizations that serve those who are living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers.

Among the grantees, according to a media release from the foundation, include: Disability Action Center – NW, Moscow, Ind ($17,500); Commonwealth Community Care, Boston ($13,461); Virtual Photo Walks Washington, DC ($7,200); and Operation Ward 57, Seattle ($3,750).

“Awarding over $20 million in Quality of Life grants to thousands of nonprofits is a thrilling milestone for the Reeve Foundation,” says Maggie Goldberg, vice president of policy and programs, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in the release.

“This program has become a cornerstone of the Paralysis Resource Center, and we are excited to continually expand the Quality of Life grants with new opportunities such as our High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grants and by awarding more grants to serve areas where people are medically underserved,” she adds.

“Accessibility modifications and service animals help create greater independence both in home and public settings, which is key to increase inclusion in the community,” states Donna Valente, director of Quality of Life Grants, per the release. “By supporting these types of programs in underserved areas, we are able to remove barriers to independent living for individuals living with disabilities and their families.”

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]