grants program

The Lou Gehrig Society with its partner the Rip Van Winkle Foundation (est. 1948 by Lou Gehrig’s doctor Dr. Esselstyn), has funded many public health initiatives. Recently we funded the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA investigation into COVID-19 school reopening policies that affect the well-being of students with disabilities during the pandemic.  

Over the years we have supported work to improve seniors’ access to health care, pioneered a school anti-drug program in upstate New York, and supported conferences on the relationship of diet to health, notably hosting the First National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease.  

We are looking at opportunities  to fund some of the important research efforts having to do with the rapidly developing field of ALS. Recent discoveries have opened some outstanding areas of novel research which we are interested in supporting. Please contact us to support these efforts and/or to apply for grant opportunities. 

Applicants are encouraged to send a short query letter that sets forth a description of the project, the need, nature and amount of their request, and its expected outcomes.

Grants are made only to non-profit (501(c)3) organizations, and do not support:
 - general operations, ongoing activities or existing deficits - endowment or capital costs - religious organizations - work for achievements which cannot be measured.

grants program

The Lou Gehrig Society with its partner the Rip Van Winkle Foundation (est. 1948 by Lou Gehrig’s doctor Dr. Esselstyn), has funded many public health initiatives. Recently we funded the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA investigation into COVID-19 school reopening policies that affect the well-being of students with disabilities during the pandemic.  

Over the years we have supported work to improve seniors’ access to health care, pioneered a school anti-drug program in upstate New York, and supported conferences on the relationship of diet to health, notably hosting the First National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease.  

We are looking at opportunities  to fund some of the important research efforts having to do with the rapidly developing field of ALS. Recent discoveries have opened some outstanding areas of novel research which we are interested in supporting. Please contact us to support these efforts and/or to apply for grant opportunities. 

Applicants are encouraged to send a short query letter that sets forth a description of the project, the need, nature and amount of their request, and its expected outcomes.

Grants are made only to non-profit (501(c)3) organizations, and do not support:
 - general operations, ongoing activities or existing deficits - endowment or capital costs - religious organizations - work for achievements which cannot be measured.

grants program

The Lou Gehrig Society with its partner the Rip Van Winkle Foundation (est. 1948 by Lou Gehrig’s doctor Dr. Esselstyn), has funded many public health initiatives. Recently we funded the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA investigation into COVID-19 school reopening policies that affect the well-being of students with disabilities during the pandemic.  

Over the years we have supported work to improve seniors’ access to health care, pioneered a school anti-drug program in upstate New York, and supported conferences on the relationship of diet to health, notably hosting the First National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease.  

We are looking at opportunities  to fund some of the important research efforts having to do with the rapidly developing field of ALS. Recent discoveries have opened some outstanding areas of novel research which we are interested in supporting. Please contact us to support these efforts and/or to apply for grant opportunities. 

Applicants are encouraged to send a short query letter that sets forth a description of the project, the need, nature and amount of their request, and its expected outcomes.

Grants are made only to non-profit (501(c)3) organizations, and do not support:
 - general operations, ongoing activities or existing deficits - endowment or capital costs - religious organizations - work for achievements which cannot be measured.

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