The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. To that end, the foundation currently is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children, from birth to the age of three.
The foundation awards grants to research projects focused on solutions that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may address etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved, or less invasive therapies or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventive measures.
Priority is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.
Total requested grant size should not be more than $350,000.
Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In addition, organizations must be determined not to be private foundations under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. No grants are made to individuals.
Concept papers must be received no later than May 15, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2019.
See the Gerber Foundation website for eligibility and application guidelines.