Grants and Scholarships
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CNF offers Grants & Scholarships every year to families and health care providers in our child neurology community.


Brendan Michael Harnett Infantile Spasms Mini-Grant

The Harnett Mini-Grant was founded by Mr. Michael Harnett in January 2014 as a memorial to his nephew, Brendan Michael Harnett, who was diagnosed with infantile spasms and passed away before his first birthday. Each year during Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, one $1,000 mini-grant is awarded to a child with infantile spasms and his caregivers to cover the cost of medical devices, treatments, therapies, or other services not covered by insurance. Learn more about Brendan and the mini-grant application process. To donate in his honor, please visit our donation page and choose his fund from the dropdown menu.

RISE Family Grants

To help support families and organizations during COVID-19, CNF has distributed $200,000 directly into the child neurology community in multiple rounds of grants to both families and advocacy organizations.

To support families, we are greatly expanding our existing RISE Family Grants and offering 50 $1,000 awards to families living with a pediatric neurologic condition in multiple rounds. Applicants are randomly selected.

The deadline to apply for the summer 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:

The Child Neurology Foundation also offers grants and scholarships for researchers. Find out more here. 

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