Why Support NSF?

Did you know that back pain is the most common reason for a doctor’s visit after a common cold? Now imagine living in a place where seeing a doctor is a luxury and seeing a spine surgeon is simply not possible.

Everyday thousands of people are suffering from debilitating back pain that leaves them unable to work, go to school and for many, can mean a grim life sentence. This is where NSF comes in, but not without your help!

There are many ways for you to get involved and become part of our global mission to change-lives, one spine at a time. So what are you waiting for?




Have an idea that isn’t listed? Contact us and together we can turn your idea into a meaningful way for you to help individuals around the world get the second chance at life that they have been desperately waiting for.



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
    Committee.
  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.