Competitive Grants-Medical Research

The 2022 cycle runs from August 16 – September 14, 2022.

The Community Foundation for Brevard uses a competitive grant process to award medical research grants from its Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment Fund. The overall goal of the program is to support research in the fields of Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other pervasive diseases.

In 2022, the program will focus exclusively on Alzheimer’s research and funds will be awarded through one grantmaking round. Award recommendations are made by the Community Foundation’s Medical Research Advisory Committee. Information and guidelines about the annual Medical Research Grant process are outlined below.

At least 1 award up to $170,000 is expected to be available for the 2022 cycle.

The program’s 2022 priority is Alzheimer’s disease with the following equally important areas of focus:

  • Social/behavioral interventions- Prevention, treatment, or care of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Public health education and awareness- Prevention, treatment, or care of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Clinical research- Prevention, treatment, or care of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Clinical trials-Delivery of care in support of family caregivers

Preference is given to requests that:

  • Expand successful evidence based pilot programs to Brevard County.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative effort with a focus on serving Brevard County residents.
  • Collaborate with Brevard County entities engaged in the prevention, treatment, or care of Alzheimer’s disease.


  • Please be sure to download the 2022 Request for Proposals to learn about the application requirements, restrictions, and the files required to be provided with your application.
  • Applications and required attachments will only be accepted online. Portal information is provided in the Request for Proposals.
  • Application is by invitation only.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Donna Sewell, philanthropy manager at:

Thank you for your interest!