$500 New Support Group Grant

The Leanne Storch Support Group Fund, established in 2012, honors the commitment of the former executive director of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in 2003. Leanne ran a local support group for 10 years and continues to be passionate about supporting those living with PF.

About the Grant
Groups are limited to one grant per funding year.  Support group leaders can request funds to cover expenses such as site rental fees, printing costs, refreshments, honoraria, and other costs related to starting and/or running a quarterly or monthly PF support group. Please note that “institutional overhead” (i.e. overhead for health care or academic institutions) is NOT permitted on this award.

2017 Cycle
All grant applications are received on an ongoing basis. Applications will be accepted in 2017 beginning on March 6, 2017 and will close on December 1, 2017.

Review & Notification Process
  • All applications will be reviewed and scored by the Leanne Storch Support Group Fund Review Working Group of the PFF Support Group Selection Committee, which is made up of PFF Support Group Leader Network members and PFF staff.
  • A member of the Working Group may also reach out to each applicant with a phone interview to discuss your application.
  • Funding decisions will be made based on the overall quality of the application.
  • Applicants will be notified by a member of the PFF staff.  If funded, applicant will also receive a letter of agreement via email.
  • Funds will be released after the PFF has received a signed copy of the letter of agreement.
Click here to review the full Leanne Storch Support Group Fund Guidelines.