Community Grants

Community Grants

About Community Grants

Parkinson’s Foundation community grants further the health, wellness and education of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) across the nation. These grants support community-based education and outreach programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s community. The Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1 million in community grants in the 2022 grant cycle, ranging from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $25,000 per grant recipient; grant requests for under $10,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Since 2011, the Parkinson's Foundation has invested more than $7.4 million to support 579 community-based programs that make life better for people living with PD.

What types of programs do we fund?

The Foundation funds programs that are impactful, sustainable, scalable and measurable. Programs may be new and existing grant-supported areas and/or pilot programs. All funded organizations and institutions must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The 2022 community grant cycle will focus on programs that:

  1. Educate and deliver exercise specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s
  2. Reach the newly diagnosed
  3. Address mental health and Parkinson’s

Eligibility Requirements

The community grants program is open to communities nationwide. Eligible organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally). Applications will be limited to the following categories of applicants:

  • Non-profit and other tax-exempt organizations
  • For-profit organizations (may be eligible if the program is offered at no cost)
  • Healthcare facilities

Parkinson’s Foundation community grants will not support the following:

  • Salary cost for individuals employed by their organization 
  • Capital expenses (i.e., computers, furniture, building fixtures)
  • Exercise equipment (i.e., bikes, treadmills, weights, boxing equipment, etc.)
  • Indirect costs (i.e., administrative, facility fees, facility rent, utilities, insurance, and/or general office expenses) 
  • Travel for staff/facilitators
  • Individual/staff memberships, accreditations, instructor training programs and/or licensing
  • Endowments
  • Individual support

How to Apply?

Applications will be accepted electronically via an online grants application system at ProposalCentral. Applicants will need to create an account in order to submit a grant application. Interested applicants should follow the link below and choose one of two applications to apply through - for Parkinson's Foundation Centers of Excellence please apply through the Community Grants at Centers of Excellence application, all other community organizations should apply through the Community Grants application.

Apply Now

Applications Due: January 28, 2022
Award Notification Sent: June 2022
Grant Period: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

For more information about the community grants program, applicants can review and download the Request for Application (RFA) and application guidelines below.

Download Request for Application
Download Application Guidelines

If you have any questions about the grants application process, please email Programs@Parkinson.org.

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