Community Grants

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

Exercise group working out

The Parkinson’s Foundation funds community grants that further the health, wellness and education of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) across the U.S.

The Foundation recognizes the unprecedented need for community-related programs and events. In the last three years the Foundation has awarded over $5 million in community grants to support programs providing services for people living with and affected by Parkinson's disease. These programs benefit communities in 34 states across the country.

Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $10.4 million to support 787 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 2024 community grant cycle focuses on programs that:

  1. Educate and deliver exercise programs specifically designed for people with PD
  2. Address the intersection of mental health and PD
  3. Reach and support care partners of individuals with PD

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

For more details on what the grant funding can cover please reach out to

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically on a grants application system via ProposalCentral. Applicants will need to create an account in order to submit an application. Interested applicants should follow the link below and follow the instructions to apply for the “Community Grant” application.

Applications are now closed

Applications Due: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Award Notifications: Early July 2024
Grant Period: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

If you have questions about the grant application process, please email

How Community Grants Make an Impact

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


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


wellness, exercise and educational programs funded across the nation.


people with PD and care partners reached through grant programs.


Thank you for your interest in the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants Program. Below, you will find answers to the most common questions — including online application, process and eligibility requirements. Reach out to for additional questions.

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