Community Grants

Supporting local, life-changing Parkinson's programs across the U.S.

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Parkinson’s Foundation community grants further the health, wellness and education of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) across the nation.

The Parkinson’s Foundation recognizes the unprecedented need for community-related programs and events. In 2022, the Foundation awarded over $2 million in community grants to support programs that provide services educating and delivering exercise specifically designed for people with PD, initiatives that reach those who are newly diagnosed, and that address mental health and PD. These programs will benefit communities in 42 states across the country.

Since 2011, the Parkinson's Foundation has invested more than $9.4 million to support 716 community-based programs that improve life 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 focuses on programs that:

  1. Educate and deliver exercise specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s
  2. Reach individuals who are 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 do not support:

  • 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 are currently closed.
Grant Period:
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

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

How Community Grants Make an Impact

Community-based grants help fund education and outreach programs that address unmet needs in our PD community. Community grants help people with Parkinson’s live better lives, today.

$9.4M

invested by the Parkinson's Foundation to support community-based programs for people living with PD.

716

wellness, exercise and educational programs funded across the nation.

30,000+

people with Parkinson's and care partners reached through grant programs.

FAQs

Thank you for your interest in the Community Grants program. Below we answer the most common questions about the grant program — including online application, process and eligibility requirements.

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