Grant Criteria

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OUr Mission

The Jesse Family Foundation attempts to foster the passions of Dr. Robert Jesse through its mission of:

Encouraging healthcare innovations through science and technology.

Scope

We aim to foster healthcare-based research and endeavors, especially as they pertain to science and technology. Given Bob’s dedication to supporting veterans’ access to healthcare and his life-long career with with the Department of Veterans Affairs, special consideration will be paid to veteran-related issues.

Those applying should embrace the ideals of Dr. Bob: Dream big. Be creative. Identify a problem that needs fixing or attention and offer a solution that inspires hope. Be purposeful and embrace the spirit of invention. How can we help you help people?

The following is a non-exhaustive list of example projects The Jesse Family Foundation would be interested in funding: 

  • Supporting clinical research;
  • Advancing direct patient care or access;
  • Pursuing education via a scholarship or conferences; or
  • Introducing or applying technology in healthcare.

Grant Criteria

Grant submissions should include the following:

  • A brief biography on you and/or your organization;
  • A description on how your project relates to healthcare, especially as it pertains to science and/or technology;
  • An estimate or range on how much funding you are seeking; and
  • A forecast on how the funds will be specifically used (if not otherwise apparent).

**Please note that at this time our max funding limit is $10,000 USD.

Submission

Deadline for the first 2018 grant is October 31, 2018. 

Please email all grant submissions to jessefamilyfoundation@gmail.com

There is no required length for submissions so long as they clearly and concisely address the criteria above. When evaluating proposals we consider:

  • Measurable and demonstrable benefit—the number of persons who will benefit and how that impact will be quantified;
  • Innovative approaches that have potential for replication, if successful;
  • Integration with other community resources within the focus area, such as other nonprofits and government entities with similar goals; and
  • Organizational capacity that may include a track record of implementing programs.