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Healthy Parkinson’s Communities™ Grants

The Healthy Parkinson’s Communities grants program aims to help us realize our mission to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. By funding programs and initiatives that are unique to the places and people they are designed to support, we can work to eliminate barriers and expand Parkinson’s care for all. 

Our Grant Priorities

The Healthy Parkinson’s Communities grants program fosters collaborative work in the Parkinson’s sector by supporting the integration and/or expansion of unique projects that change how people live with Parkinson’s. The program is available to fund both grassroots and established initiatives that address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Health disparities and inequities that affect people living with Parkinson’s
  • Creation of or increased access to resources that embrace a holistic approach to living well with Parkinson’s
  • Health literacy and awareness of Parkinson’s
  • Cross-sector collaboration within the local community to help people live well with Parkinson’s
2023 Grant Information

Since the Davis Phinney Foundation’s Community Grant program launched in 2021, we’ve received many wonderful applications and have been able to fund 6 amazing projects. Also throughout these past two years, we’ve noticed a significant gap between the applications received and amount requested and our funding capacity.   

In order to address this gap and continue to build a strategy that embodies sustainable support and interlocks our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities initiative with our grant funding, we have redesigned our community grant program to offer two different opportunities underneath the larger community grant umbrella. These opportunities are: Systems Change Grants and Healthy Parkinson’s Communities Grants, and both will be launching in 2024.  


The community grants program was intentionally designed to fund projects that are impacting communities on a systems level, and we will continue to fund these types of projects moving forward. Applications for this grant opportunity will be invite-only, and grantees, once awarded, will be guaranteed 3 years of funding from the Foundation. In order to follow through on this commitment to existing grantees, our System Change grant cycle will open again in 2024. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email Kayla Ferguson at


In addition to our Systems Change grants, having grants available to our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities is a way we can ensure multi-faceted and ongoing support for these communities. For this opportunity, local community leaders will be informed that they are eligible to apply for an HPC grant by the Foundation’s Community Engagement Manager and the Foundation’s HPC Network Program Associate. At this time, HPC communities will need to have a 501c3 entity that can accept the funds and furnish a W9; in future years we hope to be able to fund groups/projects regardless of their 501c3 status. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Kayla Ferguson at so we can schedule a time to discuss our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities network!  

As mentioned above, both opportunities will launch in 2024 and we will not have a community grant application period this year. As a part of this redesign, we are taking 2023 to revise our grant processes and procedures while wrapping up some funding commitments to previous grantees. And, like many other Foundations, we are responding to the economic uncertainty that we are all facing and scaling back our funding for this calendar year. Our goal is that this gives us a good launching pad for this new program design in 2024. 

Questions? Contact Grant Manager Kayla Ferguson at or submit an interest form here and we will be in touch! 

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2022 Application Process and Timeline

For our 2022 grant cycle, grant applications will be by invitation only. Applications may be accepted from any organization, individual, or group with a project or initiative that aligns with our mission and addresses the above priorities. 501(c)(3) status is not required to receive funding.

If you are interested in receiving an application invitation for your project/initiative, please contact Kayla Ferguson at or 720-457-0211.

Those invited to apply will complete our Healthy Parkinson’s Communities grant application to share information about the scope of their project and their financial request.

Applications will be reviewed, determined, and announced on the timeline below:

  • Ongoing – Conversations with individuals identified for an invitation
  • February 9 – April 1, 2022 – Invitation-only application open
  • April-May 2022 – Applications under review
  • June-July 2022 – Applicants notified of a funding decision

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact our Community Grants Manager Kayla Ferguson by completing the form below.


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