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2024 Grant Opportunities

Our Mission 

The Parkinson Council is the premier local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, care partners, and families in the Delaware Valley region.

We invest in education, services, and research provided by world-renowned institutions and innovative service organizations in the greater Philadelphia area.

We strengthen our role in the Parkinson’s community by increasing the number of lives we touch every year.

We are committed to eliminating racial inequities and barriers to high-quality healthcare through advocacy, education, and outreach.

What is raised here, stays here.

What We Fund

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 the potential to lead toward 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 the quality of life for the individual 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 Timelines:

  • Open: Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
  • Deadline for submission: Friday, October 13, 2023, by 5 pm to grants(at)
  • Digital submission is only accepted.

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 solid commitment to an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work of Parkinson’s research, comprehensive care, and program implementation.

The total 2024 grant-making allocated is estimated between $300,000 and $350,000. 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 2024.

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 levels. For new applicants, grant requests should be at most $30,000 per applicant. 

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

  • Official IRS letter confirming nonprofit tax status;
  • Formal Project Name;
  • Total funds requested;
  • Other sources of funding for this work (if any);
  • If research, IRB approval of the project;
  • Plan for sustainability;
  • Check payee and address (if an award is made), and;
  • Signed by the appropriate organization authority.

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

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