NSF Supported Mission Trips

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 (NSF staff member, neurophysiologist or product manager) travels on the trip to provide support and expertise to the partner organization.

Non-profit are invited to apply for the following support:

  • NuVasive Product (Implants and Instruments)
  • NuVasive Clinical Services (Neuromonitoring)
  • Funding to support travel, customs and shipping fees

There is no exchange of funds between NSF and the partner organization –  approved funding will be paid for directly by NSF.

Apply for support




2017 NSF Supported Missions

January: Honduras
Ruth Paz Foundation &
World Pediatric Project

January: India
Operation Straight Spine

February: Dominican Republic
World Spine Organization &
Butterfly Project

February: Costa Rica
SpineHope

March: Mexico
Global Spine Outreach

March: Philippines
Duncan Tree Foundation


May: Ethiopia
Global Peace & Love Foundation

May: St. Vincent
World Pediatric Project

May: Ethiopia
Conscience International

June: Columbia
Global Spine Outreach

August: Belize
SpineOverSeas

September: Mexico
Global Spine Outreach


October: Ethiopia
Global Peace & Love Foundation

November: St. Vincent
World Pediatric Project

November: Barbados
Wold Pediatric Project

December: Columbia
Global Spine Outreach









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.