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Funding Opportunities for 2023

Where We Serve

The Parkinson Council’s mission is to raise funds to provide financial grants to greater Philadelphia based entities dedicated to:

  • Promoting research into the causes of and cure for Parkinson’s disease and quality of life issues;
  • Educating people with Parkinson’s, care-partners, health professionals and the general public about Parkinson’s Disease; and
  • Improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and their care-partners.

The Council provides financial grants in the following areas:

  • Research initiatives that may lead to improved quality of life, improved symptomatic relief from the effects of Parkinson’s Disease, and has the potential to lead towards the cause or cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Activities that bring awareness of Parkinson’s disease to the medical, general and underserved communities through advocacy and education.
  • Support for emotional and physical needs that have the potential to improve symptoms and enhance quality of life for the person and care-partner.
  • Support groups for patients and care-partners.

In determining the grant award, whether for quality-of-life, clinical, or research programs, additional consideration will be given to submissions that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as innovation with respect to creating access to care and treatment for individuals living with PD.

Improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and increasing the number of lives touched continue to be at the center of our mission.  We hope the funds allocated offer the ability to be innovative, creative, and nimble in implementing programming in the coming year.

Application Timeline:

  • Open: Thursday, September 1st
  • Deadline for submission: Friday, September 30th by 5 pm to grants(at)theparkinsoncouncil.org

Potential and current grantees should contact The Parkinson Council via email at grants(at)theparkinsoncouncil.org or by phone at 610.668.4292 with any questions.

Who’s Eligible?

Guidelines for Current Grantees:

The Parkinson Council is extending an invitation to submit a grant proposal to current grantees/partners with a proven record of results and a strong commitment to an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work of Parkinson’s research, comprehensive care, and program implementation.

The total 2023 grant-making allocated is estimated between $250,000 and $300,000. We ask current grantees/partners to submit the following:

  1. A two-page narrative on how your institution plans to use the funds, including a projection of the number of lives touched,
  2. Strategies to engage traditionally underserved communities and;
  3. An itemized budget.

Guidelines for New Applicants:

This year, we also invite new applicants who offer innovative programs in clinical care and services, research, or quality-of-life initiatives, to apply for funding. The grant is for one year, from January to December 2023.

New applicants must be located in the Greater Philadelphia area (Southeastern PA, Southern NJ, and Northeast Delaware) and be a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit in good standing at the federal and state level. For new applicants, grant requests should not exceed $30,000 per applicant. 

New applicants should submit a two-page narrative as described above and a cover letter on the institution’s letterhead sharing their experience working with the Parkinson’s community, including outcomes and impact. Also required is: 

  1. Official IRS letter confirming nonprofit tax status

  2. Total funds requested

  3. Other sources of funding for this work (if any)

  4. If research, IRB approval of the project

  5. Plan for sustainability

The Parkinson Council does not make grants to individuals, government agencies, or for capital building or lobbying purposes.