Total awarded: Nearly $220,000

Communities Served: People living with ALS, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease and/or their caregivers.


Grant cycle: March 2022-March 2023

Program description

Adira’s third round of grants focused on giving the people most impacted by these diseases more time, money, energy, confidence and connection. These measures came from ongoing research into quality of life for people with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers.

Our priorities are based on a listening period held during each grant cycle. We have widened our reach and improved with each round. Learn more here.

Here are the priorities we focused on in 2021:

1. Simplifying clinical research

Programs that provide education, navigation, or direct support services to people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to facilitate the removal of participation barriers in clinical trials and research.

2. Preparing for future threats to livelihood

Programs that support education, navigation, and skill-building activities that provide opportunity for people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to prepare and implement a planned, phased approach to their disease journey.

3. Thriving again in common pursuits

Programs that support inclusive social and recreational activities, providing opportunity for people living with neurodegenerative diseases and caregivers to easily access and enjoy community-based spaces and resources.

For more, see the media release from the event.

Join the effort by designating your donation to "Pervasive Needs Grants" here.