The Jesse Family Foundation attempts to foster the passions of Dr. Robert Jesse through its mission of:
Encouraging healthcare innovations through science and technology.
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 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.
Deadline for the first 2018 grant is October 31, 2018.
Please email all grant submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.