Parkinson's Foundation Awards Research Grants Totaling $6.2 Million

Philanthropy News Digest | August 15, 2018

Parkinson's Foundation Awards Research Grants Totaling $6.2 Million
The Parkinson's Foundation has announced grants totaling $6.2 million in support of clinical trials, research centers, and fellowships and career development opportunities for scientists focused on the disease. This year, the foundation increased its grantmaking by $2.2 million, which includes funding for five additional movement disorders training awards and postdoctoral fellowships. Fifty-three grants ranging from three months to three years in duration were awarded in support of diverse research initiatives, providing students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinicians with opportunities to test innovative ideas and continue their work in the field of Parkinson's research. The grants include awards totaling $1.9 million to Parkinson's Foundation Research Centers at Columbia University and Rush University, Independent Investigator Awards totaling more than $2 million, and fellowships and early-career awards totaling $1.9 million. Recipients include Liana Rosenthal at Johns Hopkins University, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence, who will use her $100,000 Clinical Research Award to study whether alpha-synuclein, a protein found in the brain, can predict cognitive decline in people with PD who develop dementia. "Our goal at the Parkinson's Foundation is to increase funding for researchers making significant contributions to advance our understanding of Parkinson's disease," said Parkinson's Foundation president and CEO John L. Lehr. "By investing in innovative research, we are making progress toward better therapies and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's."

Spotlight

Bringing Nonprofits and Business Together with Cause Marketing. Jeff Walker of The Giving Network discusses the marketing potential when businesses and nonprofits join forces through social philanthropy.  Cause Marketing allows both organizations to benefit from co-branding, sharing audiences a


Other News

YCF donates more than $40,000 to 19 non-profits that are facing greater demands during COVID-19 outbreak

The Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia | April 20, 2020

The Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia (YCF) has awarded more than $40,000 in grant money to 19 non-profits that are having greater demands during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patty Showers Ryan, YCF’s president, said the money was donated by community members, businesses and corporations alike who see the demand in the community and wanted to do their part to help. Ryan explained that all of the donations go to the agencies and that the awarding of grants will not be a one time deal. “We have a cycle set up that we’re going to make grant awards every other week for as long as this emergency continues and I suspect — we’re seeing a lot of need fo...

Read More

Kroger donates over $40,000 to W.Va. food banks

Kroger | April 19, 2020

Last week, Kroger Mid-Atlantic donated $41,000 in product and cash donations to two prominent West Virginia food banks — Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway and Facing Hunger Foodbank in Huntington. Mountaineer Food Bank received a $10,000 cash donation and nine pallets of peanut butter, consisting of 10,300 individual jars and valued at nearly $11,000. Facing Hunger Foodbank received a $20,000 donation, which will be used to aid its senior feeding program. The donations come during a time of extraordinary demand across the state as a result of situations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re inspired by the work of Mountaineer Food Bank and Facing Hunger Foodbank, and w...

Read More

Shiner Brewer Donates $500,000 to Nonprofit Texas Restaurant Relief Fund

Spoetzl Brewery | April 16, 2020

Spoetzl Brewery, the brewer of Texas' own Shiner Bock, is donating $500,000 to a relief fund aimed at helping the state's restaurants and their employees. According to the brewery, the donation to the Texas Restaurant Association is meant to provide financial relief to Texas' independent restaurateurs with funds designed to safeguard employee jobs. The Texas Restaurant Relief Fund initiative was established by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the nonprofit workforce development arm of the Texas Restaurant Association....

Read More

First Internet Bank Commits $250,000 for COVID-19 Relief

First Internet Bank | April 15, 2020

First Internet Bank announced today a commitment of $250,000 to help address the immediate economic challenges of COVID-19. Through a dollar-for-dollar match with IMPACT Central Indiana (IMPACT), funds will be rapidly deployed through the Indy Chamber's Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) to help small businesses, funds and nonprofits in Marion and Hamilton Counties weather the short-term health crisis and promote continued long-term economic growth....

Read More

Spotlight

Bringing Nonprofits and Business Together with Cause Marketing. Jeff Walker of The Giving Network discusses the marketing potential when businesses and nonprofits join forces through social philanthropy.  Cause Marketing allows both organizations to benefit from co-branding, sharing audiences a

Resources

Events