Advancing Our Mission

NSF directs a two-pronged Mission Trip Program and a US Patient Assistance Program to bring world-class spine surgery, technology and education to those in need.

Our mission teams are made-up of renowned spine surgeons and allied health professionals who are committed to giving patients access to the surgical treatment they critically need, while providing a pathway toward a normal life at no cost to them. These individuals volunteer their time and expertise out of the sheer love of giving back and changing lives.

Learn more about how you can get involved

Direct Missions

NSF directs and leads a NuVasive® surgical team to travel to an NSF selected mission site to provide life-changing spine surgery for in need individuals and to train local surgeons on innovative spine techniques and technology. NSF is excited to announce it is relaunching the direct mission trip program in TWO new locations: Monterrey, Mexico and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Learn more about Direct Missions →

Supported Missions

NSF partners with like-minded nonprofits to support mission trips that are directly in line with and advance NSF’s charitable mission. NSF plays in active role in mission planning and an NSF representative travels on the trip to provide support and expertise to the partner organization.

Learn more about Supported Missions and
how to apply for support→

US Patient Assistance Program

The US Patient Assistance Program allows NSF to donate NuVasive product (implants, instruments and neuromonitoring equipment) to domestic cases in which the hospital and surgical team have agreed to donate their time and fees, so that there is no cost to the patient.

Learn more about the US Patient Assistance Program and how to apply for support →

Mission Stories

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.