Types of Support

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.



Application Instructions

As a secondary function, NSF reserves a small amount of its budget to award cash and product grants to non-profits directing a mission trip without the involvement of NSF. Grants are given as a straight donation and the grantee assumes full responsibility for utilizing the granted funds or product. Grantees are required to submit a grant report within 30 days of returning from their trip detailing how the grant was used. All unused product or cash must be returned to NSF. Please use the above Mission support form above.

NSF Supported Mission FAQs

buy prednisone for my dog What types of support does NSF provide? 

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

Who is eligible for support?
NSF partners with like-minded nonprofits to support mission trips that are directly in line with and advance NSF’s charitable mission. NSF does not grant to individuals, corporations or events. You will be required to provide your 501(c)(3) determination letter upon applying for support.

Please note: applications from sales representatives will not be considered. Requests must be submitted by the non-profit organization or the surgeon(s) leading the mission trip.

What is the difference between a supported partnership and a grant?|
In order to advance our mission and increase our global impact and reach, NSF has revamped the way we support like-minded organizations looking for support. Instead of simply granting money or product, and passively waiting for results, NSF now offers organization’s a supported partnership.

As a secondary function, NSF reserves a small amount of its budget to award cash and product grants to non-profits directing a mission trip without the involvement of NSF. Grants are given as a straight donation and the grantee assumes full responsibility for utilizing the granted funds. Grantees are required to submit a grant report within 30 days of returning from their trip detailing how the grant was used. All unused product or cash must be returned to NSF.

What does a supported partnership entail?
Through a supported partnership, NSF offers to play an active role and help with mission planning, promotion and will send an NSF representative on the trip to ensure mission success and impact. It is our core belief that it is our responsibility to leverage our expertise in spine care to give back to local and global communities and a supported partnership allows us to do just that.

NSF will cover the cost and coordinate travel for the NSF representative, as well as cover 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.



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.