Changing lives, one spine at a time.

The NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating medical missions that bring life-changing spine surgery, technology and training to medically under-resourced communities around the world.

COVID-19 Update

As of April 2021, NSF has optimistically resumed travel for our medical mission program. After more than a year away, NSF returned to Honduras, where we saw 100 clinic patients and preformed 13-life-changing spine surgeries. We are in the planning stages for medical missions to Mexico and the Eastern Caribbean this summer. NSF will continue to monitor and adhere to all CDC, federal/state recommendations, in addition to those of the countries we travel to. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our patients, volunteers, staff and the communities we serve.



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NSF Medical Mission Program

  • Providing life-changing spine surgery for individuals around the world with limited access to high quality medical treatment.
  • Partnering with leading spine surgeons, NuVasive, Inc., nonprofits and in-country medical professionals/facilities to develop sustainable spine treatment programs and advance the quality of spine care in disadvantaged communities.

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

Our Impact Since 2009


spine surgeries


around the world


In mission trip funding,
& NuVasive product and services

What's new with NSF?

Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the application form – Please be as detailed as possible.
  2. The NSF staff will review your request for grant eligibility.
  3. If eligible, your request will be reviewed and decided on by the NSF Grants
  4. You will be notified via email regarding the committee’s decision.
  5. If approved, you will work with NSF staff to fulfill your approved grant.

Please Note: Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the mission date.

Questions? Please contact, Jamie Hagan: 858.766.1426 or

Please Note: This NSF funding request form is for grants in support of nonprofit organizations focused on providing life-changing spine surgery in disadvantaged communities across the globe. If you have a request that is in support of a research project, educational event, or fellowship program directly related to spine, please visit NuVasive Corporate Grants.