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Adira Foundation: Pervasive Needs in Neurodegenerative Disease

Grant Amount: $60,000
Deadline: October 18, 2021 (Letters of Intent)
Category: Health Sciences; Neurodegenerative disease,
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Adira Foundation was created to counter the unforeseen consequences of siloed, disease-specific approaches that can lead to gaps in seeing and addressing shared systemic barriers, health inequities and day-to-day needs of patients and caregivers across complex health issues.

To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its fall 2021 Pervasive Needs Grants program. Grants averaging $60,000 will be awarded in support of programs that aim to improve the lives of people impacted by neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease and/or their caregivers. The foundation anticipates funding three to five projects. Priorities for this round of funding include:

Simplifying Clinical Research: Programs that provide education, navigation, or direct support services to people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to facilitate the removal of participation barriers in clinical trials and research.

Preparing for Future Threats to Livelihood: Programs that support education, navigation, and skill-building activities that provide opportunity for people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to prepare and implement a planned, phased approach to their disease journey.

Thriving Again in Common Pursuits: Programs that support inclusive social and recreational activities, providing opportunity for people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to easily access and enjoy community-based spaces and resources.

Eligible applicants include qualified, tax-exempt nonprofits across the United States and its territories who serve people with Adira’s five focus neurodegenerative diseases and/or their caregivers.

The foundation is hosting an informational conference call Q&A on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Letters of Intent are due October 18, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Adira Foundation website.

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