The Community Research Fund allows contributors to pool donations and leverage a team of highly experienced, nationally-recognized scientific experts, working with NBTS staff, to determine the best investment strategy for the Fund to support research on a specific type of brain tumor.
Donations large and small can be earmarked and combined to fund a two-year grant of $300,000, the minimum grant amount necessary to conduct significant research studies. While one individual or family may not be able to fund a research grant in its entirety, combining their donations with others can make a meaningful impact.
Once donors interested in the same type of tumor research have raised a minimum of $300,000, NBTS will announce a Request for Applications for its Innovation Research Grant. This program is designed to support catalytic research projects that will significantly move the field forward. These may include "out-of-the-box" projects or transformative research geared to driving development of new therapies. The applications will be assessed by our staff and formally reviewed by our nationally recognized Scientific Advisory Council – made up of 27 brain tumor experts from the country’s leading research facilities.
Community Research Funds currently accepting donations
For more information about the NBTS Community Research Fund, contact Renée LeBlanc, Director of Individual and Major Giving, at 617.393.2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.