When To Apply

For the May grant round, concept papers should be submitted by December 1. If accepted, full proposals are due February 15.

For the November grant round, concept papers should be submitted by June 1. If accepted, full proposals are due August 15.   

If due dates fall on a weekend, the papers or proposals are due the next business day.

How To Apply

Step 1: Concept Paper

The Foundation may receive grant proposals from unsolicited sources as well as from organizations with which we have been in contact. However, our preference is for an initial concept paper with subsequent communication between the grant applicant and Program staff as the grant proposal is being developed.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation at any point in the process to discuss their project.

The format for the concept paper can be located under the “Concept Paper Format” tab on this website or can be obtained by contacting the Foundation office.

Concept papers are due June 1 and December 1 of each year. If these dates fall on a weekend, the papers are due the next business day. Determination of interest in receiving a full proposal is generally made within three weeks.

Step 2: Full Proposal

The application format can be located under the “Full Proposal Format” tab on this website or can be obtained by contacting the Foundation office. Full proposals should be submitted only at the request of the Foundation after approval of a concept paper.
Full proposals are due February 15 or August 15 of each year with grant approval or denial determined by the end of May or November, respectively.

Videotapes, CD's or DVD's are discouraged. They should be attempted as a method of application only if the Foundation requests them. Tapes will not be returned.

Step 3: Funding Decision

Only proposals reviewed and recommended by Foundation subcommittees will be considered by the Board for approval. External expert reviewers are utilitized where necessary to ensure that proposals meet standards of high quality and effective research. The Board is comprised of professionals from both medical and non-medical fields. The Board ensures that the portfolio of funded projects represent the current mission of the Foundation. Notifications of project approval or denial are made via U.S. mail.

Funding Decision

The Foundation Board ensures that the Foundation's portfolio of funded projects is of high quality and represents the Foundation's mission. The Board reviews the recommendations and makes funding decisions based on the Foundation's priorities and objectives.