To help support families and organizations during COVID-19, CNF has distributed $250,000 directly into the child neurology community in multiple rounds of grants.
This includes an expansion of our RISE Family Grant portfolio for all families of children with neurologic conditions as well as the new RISING TIDES grants for advocacy organizations, in the belief that Rising Tides Lift All Boats.
Our third round of applications is now closed. Stay tuned for future rounds.
RISE Family Grants
To support families, we are greatly expanding our existing RISE Family Grants and offering $1,000 awards to families living with a pediatric neurologic condition in each round. Applicants are randomly selected.
The deadline to apply for the fall round is now closed. Thank you to all applicants.
Here are some of the children and their families who have received a RISE Family Grant:
RISING TIDES Grants
To support our peers and help keep every aspect of our ecosystem healthy, we inaugurated a new program in May, the RISING TIDES Grants, to provide direct financial assistance to peer organizations that need support. We are offering $10,000 awards to five pediatric neurology focused 501c3 organizations.
Winners are selected using a rubric to ensure objectivity and go through two rounds of evaluation with different CNF staff members.
Congratulations to these five organizations selected as recipients for the second round of RISING TIDES Grants:
- BrainWorks Foundation
- Empowering Epilepsy
- June Jessee Memorial Foundation
- MLD Foundation
- National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases
And congratulations to the winners of our spring round:
CNF’s plan is to continue to raise funds to provide funding to organizations and families throughout the rest of the year.
As we raise more funds, we will move the money straight out to our community. We are in this together.
If you’d like to be a rising tide to help lift up the child neurology community, please reach out to the Child Neurology Foundation at [email protected].
Huge thanks to CNF’s COVID-19 Resource Partners A Little Help Foundation, Amicus Therapeutics, Biogen, Bluebird Bio, Eisai, Illumina, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Neurelis, Nick and Gardiner Lapham, Ovid Therapeutics, Retrophin, UCB, Ultragenyx, Upsher-Smith Laboratories and the Winokur Family Foundation for enabling us to offer more than $250,000 in funding to the child neurology community.