As a Foundation with a defined purpose, we are resolved to introspection and analysis in developing and maintaining a consistent operational strategy. Our strategic planning starts with the defining of our primary objective: to fund the research, treatment and eventual eradication of neurological diseases. Our secondary focus goes hand-in-hand: to involve the public through initiatives that seek to educate our communities with the intent of creating understanding and acceptance of neurological disorders, and advocate for those living with the complications of these conditions. Within the framework provided by these stated objectives, we narrow our focus to identify avenues where we feel the need is most critical, potential is shown for immediate advancement, or whose importance is often overlooked or marginalized.
The Finker Frenkel Foundation then invites applications for grants by organizations launching or maintaining enterprises that reinforce and advance these identified avenues. Grant recipients are expected to communicate with us periodically in a spirit of collaboration as partners together in their endeavors. Their reports help to keep us apprised of arising developments, resultant outcomes, and additional needs. Information gathered from these reports is enthusiastically followed by the Foundation with a view towards learning through experience what works, what doesn’t, how we can help more, and how to re-focus or re-hone our subsequent endeavors. This helps to ensure that the resources of the Foundation are directed most effectively and responsibly, and informs the direction of our strategic development into the future.
To view information on our current grant directives and how to apply, please visit How We Make Grants, Grant Information, and Grant Seeking FAQ’s.