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East Tennessee Foundation Announces KiMe Fund is accepting proposals for research that has the potential to contribute to a cure for Parkinson’s Disease

3/1/2017

East Tennessee Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity 

KiMe Fund is accepting proposals for research that has the potential to contribute to a cure for Parkinson’s Disease

 

The KiMe Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is now accepting applications for funding for research relating to Parkinson’s Disease. Organizations must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) or other exempt entities and must submit proposals directly related to research projects that supports or has the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

 

The KiMe Fund anticipates making one or more grants up to $50,000.  Organizations may apply for the entire amount or a portion of funds available.  Using an online grant application system, applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017 to be eligible for funding.  The KiMe Fund anticipates grants will be awarded in early spring 2017.

 

To learn more about the KiMe Fund’s mission and fundraising efforts, please visit their fund’s website: http://www.kimecnd.org.  An overview of the KiMe Fund application process and access to the application are available online at ETF’s website at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.       

 

The KiMe Fund was established at East Tennessee Foundation in December 2010 by Steve Hodges after he was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009.  KiMe is shorthand for his two daughters, Kim and Megan.  It is symbolic of the drive to cure Parkinson’s Disease before the next generation of children are diagnosed.  Research must have the potential to support or contribute to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

 

To raise public awareness of the KiMe Fund of East Tennessee Foundation, grant recipient organizations will be required to acknowledge support of the KiMe Fund in all materials and coverage pertaining to their funded projects, and the lead researcher will be required to provide a final report and may be requested to provide reasonable periodic reports or presentations.

 

East Tennessee Foundation, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee. The Foundation serves East Tennessee by building endowments, providing services to donors, and making grants to programs and projects that benefit this region and its people.

 

For more information, please contact Jan Elston, Vice President for Competitive Grant Programs, via phone at (865)524-1223, toll-free at (877)524-1223, or email at jelston@etf.org. 

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