2018 RARE Patient Impact Grant


2019 applications will open June 2018.

The RARE Patient Impact Grant Program is an exclusive funding opportunity for rare patient support groups and RARE Foundation Alliance partner organizations. Global Genes seeks to fund projects that will make a tangible difference in the lives of rare patients and caregivers in the United States. This program is supported by proceeds from Global Genes’ Annual Denim Dash, Tribute to Champions of Hope, and generous individual donors. 

This program was launched at the 2015 Tribute to Champions of Hope and received close to 150 applications in its first year! Global Genes is committed to growing this signature program each year.

Key Dates:

  • 2018 RARE Patient Impact Grant Opens – Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • Application and Q&A Webinar – Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT
  • Letter of Intent Deadline – Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • Notification of Letter of Intent Status – Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Full Application due (accepted Letters of Intent only) – Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT
  • RARE Innovation Applicants Notified of Presentation Status – Monday, November 20, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • RARE Innovation Applicant Presentations – Week of December 4, 2017
  • Awardees Notified – Friday, December 15, 2017


For further information, click to download the Grant Guidelines below.



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