The following grants have been awarded by The Pat Summitt Foundation.

Totaling $157,500, these grants are advancing research for a cure for Alzheimer’s, educating the public on the disease, and supporting patients and their caregivers.

How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource. 

Nutrition and the Brain Conference – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
A grant was awarded to help sponsor the conference above.
  Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.
A grant was awarded to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. to help purchase a van that will assist families and caregivers in transporting clients to day center services, caregiver training, support groups and other community activities.
  The Cole Neuroscience Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
A grant was awarded to The Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to enable patients to receive extended services not covered by traditional insurance, including individualized patient and family education provided by a Registered Nurse, connection to community resources and support groups provided by a Social Worker, and research interns to assist the physician in collecting, analyzing & interpreting patients’ cognitive test data.
   Family Caregiver Alliance
Funding was provided to create short video clips to teach patients and loved ones real-life, practical methods to enhance the lives of all involved. Subjects include bathing safety and other basic life skills as well as ways a home can be modified to be safer.

Disaster Relief Assistance
A grant was made available to assist families caring for Alzheimer’s patients who lose their homes to help cover the costs of basic living needs.

Information for Future Grant Applicants

Thank you for researching funding opportunities from The Pat Summitt Foundation.  

As The Pat Summitt Foundation continues its phase of building an endowment, an official application and grant making process will be established.

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