About Us

Our Mission

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

Through our medical mission program, NSF partners 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.

NSF is not a granting organization – Instead, NSF focuses on building partnerships to lead and support medical missions around the world. NSF is solely focused on facilitating medical missions and does not engage in event sponsorship’s or related charitable donations.

Our Relationship with NuVasive, Inc.

NSF is a separate nonprofit entity from NuVasive, Inc. NuVasive generously donates hardware, technology and services for our medical missions and to support NSF’s daily operations.

NuVasive’s support ensures that:

  1. NSF provides safe and sustainable spine surgery, even in a country with limited medical resources.
  2. We can keep our administrative costs low, so that we can devote more of our funds to medical missions.

NSF funds its medical missions and daily operations 100% through fundraising!


Our Focus

Providing life-changing spine surgery to individuals with limited access to high quality medical treatment.

Developing strong partnerships that allow us to build sustainable spine treatment programs and advance the quality of spine care in disadvantaged communities.

Upholding our responsibility to leverage our expertise in spine care to give back to local and global communities.

Our Impact In 2019

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 jhagan@nuvasive.com

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.