How Funds Become Hope

"Seed funds"

Seed grants and gifts fund research projects from the "idea" stage and help scientific investigators begin exploring and proving their theories. Because there is so little funding available for pediatric cancer research projects, too many good ideas and possible new approaches to finding a cure go unexplored. Seed grants help researchers nourish and develop their theories, providing them with the initial funding they need to help their ideas take root and grow toward becoming eligible for grants that will take them to the next level of funding and to the next level of discovery. Each project holds great potential to lead us to a cure and oftentimes these seed grant projects yield major breakthroughs in research.

"Bridge grants"

Grants and gifts of this nature are critical to providing the funding to further an idea that has already shown merit, but needs support funding until larger grants are available.