Community Grant Program

Grants for Parkinson’s Community Programming

The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter funds a variety of community programs that are making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson Disease.  Our program’s goal is to increase the access to and affordability of Wellness programs, Support Groups and Educational initiatives for people with Parkinson Disease within Massachusetts.  These programs may be created by either organizations or individuals. Past grant program recipients include:

  • Rock Steady Boxing – multiple locations
  • Dance for Healthy Aging with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Yoga classes — multiple locations
  • Parkinson’s Cycle
  • Choirs — multiple locations
  • PD Communication and Swallowing Wellness Group

Please note that any wellness or exercise program must have at least one certified fitness instructor, physical therapist, yogi, or other accredited fitness professional present at every meeting in order to be considered for funding.

All Community Grant Applicants:

Community Grant applications are accepted two times per year and funds are not retroactive, so please plan accordingly. Grant applications for the coming year will be due:

January 16, 2024
July TBD, 2024

Please download the application here.

If you are a Rock Steady Boxing Program Coordinator considering applying for a grant, please read our Rock Steady Boxing Grant Requirements to confirm that you can follow our guidelines prior to applying.

For all current grant recipients, you can also download our Communication Guidelines for marketing expectations.

Communication Guidelines

*Please Note: The APDA Massachusetts Chapter also offers a Financial Hardship Fund for individuals. Please click here to learn more.*

All program questions should be directed to (800) 651-8466 or Completed applications can be returned to:

APDA MA Chapter
85 East Concord Street, Ground Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Fax: (617) 638-7758

You can find lists of previous community grant recipients here:

Grant Recipients 2023

Grant Recipients 2022

Grant Recipients 2021

Grant Recipients 2020

Grant Recipients 2019

Grant Recipients 2018

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