Grants Awarded


FTL Receives Grant From the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Freedom to Live is a young non-profit that is requesting funds to support (16) individuals with high level SCI by moving them from hospitals and nursing homes to independent living situations. The proposal includes the cost of moving the residents, providing rent subsidies for underfunded residents and in-home support services. The organization’s founder previously owned a company for (28) years that cared for individuals with ventilator-dependent quadriplegia in community settings. The reviewers felt that the program had a strong base of community funding and that Neilsen support would further strengthen non-institutional living for more quadriplegics. This is a model that the Foundation should watch closely for its potential to be replicated in other parts of the country.